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National Home Show 2019 ReCap

National Home Show 2019 ReCap

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National Home Show 2019 ReCap

Designer Catherine-Lucie Horber created a luxurious his-and-her master bathroom and sleek customized closet (mainly for her!) for our RENO & DECOR booth at the National Home Show in March. For 10 days, designers offered free 15-minute design consultations to home show participants.

Catherine-Lucie is principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd., a firm dedicated to creating distinctive and personal lifestyle-based interiors, designed to enhance how you live with understated, yet elegant and affordable luxury.

 

Thank you Catherine-Lucie for the sophisticated booth design as well as a big thank you to all the wonderful design experts who dedicated their time and talent to the Design Intervention booth.

On March 8th BILD held its annual Renovation and Custom Home awards luncheon at the Enercare Centre. The event kicks off the National Home Show on opening day where the GTA’s top renovators and custom home builders are recognized by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). Mayor John Tory was one of the guest speakers at the event, and RENO & DECOR sponsors the awards luncheon every year and our team happily presented the awards to the winners in each category.

A big thanks to all the Sponsors of Design Intervention:


Thank you to all the Designers who participated:


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The National Home Show & Canada Blooms 2018 - ReCap

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National Home Show 2019 preview

RENO & DECOR Magazine presents:
What’s Your Design Dilemma

Enercare Centre from March 8 to 17, 2019

Thinking of tackling that big renovation project this spring? Looking at sprucing up the décor in your home? Before you do anything, come visit the design experts at Design Intervention. Bring your photos, samples and floor plans to booth 4118 and book your free 15 minute consultation!

This year’s feature is being designed by Catherine-Lucie Horber.

Catherine is principal of Royal Interior Design Ltd., a firm dedicated to creating distinctive and personal lifestyle-based interiors, designed to enhance how you live with understated, yet elegant and affordable luxury.

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Designers taking part in Design Intervention:

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 13 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 3p.m. – 4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 13 – 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 14 – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 8 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 9 – 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16 – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 10 – 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Mar. 11 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Be sure to catch Catherine-Lucie Horber and her business partner Mirna Mensour of Posh Revived on stage on March 12 & 15 at 1 p.m.


Show Special!

Vanities from Posh Revived, Hardware from Handle this and a FREE design consult from Catherine-Lucie Horber! Click here for more details.


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The Toronto Fall Home Show 2018

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The Toronto Fall Home Show 2018 – ReCap

RENO & DECOR Magazine presented:“Design Intervention”


Kristiina Roosimaa – RENO & DECOR booth designer

I am grateful for Reno&Decor, who gave me a great opportunity to design their 2018 Fall Home Show booth.

In my perspective the booth was an absolute pearl at the show this year with its Scandinavian aesthetics and feel. I had a wonderful chance to work with a Danish furniture company Bo Concept Toronto and their team who sponsored the interior setting with furniture and accessories.

To my pleasant surprise the walls for the created room settings all came pre-prepped with my specific instructions for painting which was sponsored by Benjamin Moore. In my opinion it is a great platform for the designers and sponsors who make this happen a great opportunity to be seen.

Thank You again for the opportunity.



Thanks to all the designers that participated in Design Intervention:


RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:


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The Toronto Fall Home Show - September 28 - 30, 2018

The Toronto Fall Home Show – September 28 – 30, 2018

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The Toronto Fall Home Show – September 28 – 30, 2018

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON

RENO & DECOR Magazine presents:

“Design Intervention”

From September 28 – 30, 2018 at the Toronto Fall home Show, visit RENO & DECOR booth # 1319 to have all of your Design, Decor and Renovation concerns put to rest. Design Intervention runs every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On-hand will be a host of design and decor experts along with your favourite R&D contributors offering free 15-minute consultations. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.


Kristiina Roosimaa – RENO & DECOR booth designer

Kristiina Eljand-Roosimaa is an experienced Senior Designer with over 17 years of consistent excellence in design and customer service.  Born in Estonia, the daughter of an architect father and vocalist mother, Kristiina was schooled in Toronto, Canada at the International Academy of Design.

After graduation from the academy, Kristiina honed her skills in Europe as a Junior Designer at a high profile drapery & design boutique.

From textiles, Kristiina moved to interior design and key client management establishing her own design/build firm and professional reputation before returning to Toronto in 2011.

Since her return to the Toronto area, Kristiina has opened her own design practice bringing the Nordic Living style and design simplicity to the Canadian landscape and mixing it with the Canadian comfort sensibility to create her own “Scandonadian” design style.

We can’t wait to see what she does to our RENO & DECOR booth at the Fall Home Show. Be sure to check it out.


Stage presentation:

Presented by RENO & DECOR Magazine. Saturday, September 29 at 2pm

Behind the Pretty – A well-designed home renovation must be functional first and enhance how you live in your home. Toronto designer, Rebecca Hay and interior designer, Cynthia Soda will get you “Reno Ready” as the participants of the Design Panel.

Learn their top designer tips to creating a stressfree renovation. Sharing their stylish, innovative design ideas and leading-edge products for today’s renovations.

Revealing the true benefits to working with a designer with their latest before and afters of familyfriendly, liveable luxury home projects.

Don’t miss the chance to get reno-ready this fall.


Design Intervention appearance schedule:

For updated designer appearance schedules, please keep checking back here.

Friday, September 28 = 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Friday, September 28 = 11 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 11 am – 1 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 1:30 pm – 4 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Friday, September 28 = 11 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

Friday, September 28 = 2:30 pm – 6 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 12:30 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 3 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

 

Friday, September 28 = 3:30 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 3 pm – 6 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, September 30 = 11 am – 3 pm

Friday, September 28 = 2:30 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 3:30 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, September 29 = 3 pm – 6 pm

Friday, September 28 = 11 am – 1:30 pm


RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:

See you at the show!


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Less really is more: Tips for decorating on a dime

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Less really is more: Tips for decorating on a dime

When it comes to a luxurious-looking home, budget is only part of the picture. The rest is about maximizing those dollars using colour, creativity and these tricks of the trade.

As a designer, colour is my most powerful decorating tool. I use it to make a big impact, for the low cost of a can of paint. To incorporate colour without the commitment, infuse the hottest hues through your artwork, accessories and pillows. This lets you stay on top of the trends without breaking the bank.

Scrimping and saving is one thing, but even the most frugal makeovers benefit from a splurge or two. Flooring and countertops tend to be high-impact, because they occupy big visual areas. In these cases, it’s worth spending a little more on something you love. The same applies to kitchen cabinets and bathroom tile. But buyer beware, there are varying degrees of “splurges” so shop around, wait for sales, and work with a knowledge able designer like myself who knows where to purchase the leading products today.

When choosing your finishes, consider their staying power. Simple, crisp lines and classic details have longevity, and they will remain a great asset to your home for many years to come, regardless of what’s trending that season.

My Design Tip : For kitchens and bathrooms, white is a widespread palette of choice, and for good reason! It boasts wide appeal, which is great for resale value. It’s also versatile, and easy to work with and accessorize as trends evolve over time.

The next step in the decorating process is furnishing your home. Be selective and consider the scale of your selections. The popularity of condo living has given rise to a new problem in the world of interiors: oversized furnishings. Pieces that are too large make a room feel cramped . On the flip side, pieces that are too small will make your home look under-furnished and, not luxurious. Properly scale and sized furniture will give your home that made-to-measure look without breaking the bank.

Last but not least, pay attention to the details. Give your home a carefully curated look with collections of art and accessories that you love. Line your shelves with beautiful books and cherished mementos; show off your mantel with your favourite photos; dress your tabletops with fresh flowers and greens. Remember every detail counts, so don’t leave anything overlooked.

About the Author: Kate Davidson is Designer, Principal of Kate + Co. Design inc. For more then a decade this design firm has focused on being a multi disciplinary interior design firm providing complete residential & commercial design services throughout Toronto, GTA. and North America. Known and respected for envisioning and creating stylish adaptable livable spaces www.kateandcodesign.com Instagram: kateandcodesigninc

*Article courtesy of EiEiHome

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The National Home Show & Canada Blooms 2018 - ReCap

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National Home Show & Canada Blooms 2018 – ReCap

RENO & DECOR Magazine presented “Design Intervention”

Rebecca Hay – RENO & DECOR booth designer

I thoroughly enjoyed designing RENO & DECOR’s – Design Intervention booth this year for the National Home Show.

Inspired by lakeside living, the booth was a unique “cottagey” space with shiplap walls, comfortable and classy furnishings and great colourful decor items like handcrafted cottage themed pillows. The summer’s night sky mural and charming check bedroom walls added unique touches typical of a lux Muskoka retreat.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who came in to enjoy our little cottage and talk design!


Winners of the Contests:

  • The Velux skylight and installation – Maria T of Mississauga
  • A 2 hour in-home design consultation with Rebecca Hay – Bethany L of Toronto
  • A gift card and bench from UpCountry – Sandra S of Toronto



Thanks to all the designers that participated in Design Intervention:


RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:


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Decor Tips: In Living Colour

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Decor Tips: In Living Colour

When it comes to breathing life into a space, designer Kate Davidson relies on the colours of the rainbow

By Kate Davidson

As a designer, colour is among my most-used, most-loved go-to tools. Colour can be a front-andcentre focal point, or used as a complementary element to everything else that’s in a room. Colour is used to express personality, affect mood and promote well-being. Colour has the power to inspire.

THE ABCS OF COLOUR

The primary colours are where it all begins. That spectrum of stunning shades starts with various combinations of yellow, red and blue—the most basic of the bunch, and arguably, the most intense.

YELLOW

Yellow tends to produce a warming effect, and it has been known to arouse feelings of cheerfulness and stimulate mental activity. For these reasons, yellow is an ideal choice for kitchens, living areas and offices. Yellow is the colour that stands out before all other colours when placed against a black backdrop. It immediately has that “wow” factor, but when overused, yellow can have a disturbing effect. New parents be forewarned: it’s been said that babies cry more in yellow rooms!

BLUE

Blue is the next primary colour, this one known for its cooling, calming effects. It may even lower blood pressure and heart rate, which is why it’s often used in bedrooms, living rooms and lounging areas. Think “serenity now.” Gentle blues also make for unconventional, yet subtle, neutral hues that go beyond your basic (and let’s face it, sometimes boring) beige. Alternately, rich blues like “peacock” can create a regal look in a space. But beware of the moody blues! Consider the ways in which you’ll use the room, who it will be used by, and how you want people to feel when they’re in it.

RED

Last, but not least, is red. This bold, fiery and intense third primary colour is often used in measured doses, and sometimes in great big ones, too for the brave at heart. Red evokes passion and warmth, and it is right at home in both traditional and contemporary environments. But due to red’s hefty visual weight, this colour is often reserved as an accent colour in small but impactful “pops” to draw the eye.

COHESIVE CONNECTIONS

In various combinations, and with the addition of black and white, yellow, blue and red are the colours that form every other one in the rainbow. When selecting a room’s colour palette, think about the adjoining rooms and hallways connecting them. This is particularly important in open-concept homes. Generally speaking, you want the adjoining areas to all be within the same colour family to maintain visual flow throughout your home.

Another colour-palette consideration today is fixtures. Their finishes should be incorporated into your colour plan, not left as an afterthought, as they sometimes are. A hot trend right now for light fixtures, cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures is matte black, which you’ll see dominating interiors in the year ahead. The best thing about black is that it pairs well with all colours—you could call it the ultimate neutral—and it offers a resting place for your eyes when scanning a room. Combining different finishes has become a popular design trend, and black pairs perfectly with all other colours and finishes.

Small spaces like powder rooms are an ideal place to inject some fun and be bold with colour and finishes. Kitchens are also an ideal host for pops of personality. Keep in mind that kitchens and baths are the most expensive rooms to refinish, so if you’re not all in, stick to the neutrals and consider alternate ways to get your colour fix.

COLOUR-SHY

If you’re looking to incorporate colour without the commitment, I advise my clients to think accessories. Liven up a neutral room with unexpected pops of the trendiest hues. Be brave and bold, and have fun! When Pantone’s Colour Of The Year makes its annual exit in favour of the next hottest hue, you’ll be able to stay on trend without breaking the bank. From bigger-ticket pieces like vibrant window treatments to accent furnishings and small appliances, to low-cost items like pillows, picture frames and a rug, the level of investment—and commitment—is totally up to you.

Colour truly has the power to bring your interiors to life, and is limited only by your imagination.

Accredited designer Kate Davidson is the Principal of Kate Davidson Design Inc.—a multi-disciplinary interior design firm providing complete design, renovating and decorating services for residential and commercial clients throughout the GTA. katedavidsondesign.com @KateDavidson_

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The National Home Show & Canada Blooms

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The National Home Show & Canada Blooms – March 9-18

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON

RENO & DECOR Magazine presents:

“Design Intervention”

From March 9 – 18, 2018 at the National Home Show, visit RENO & DECOR to have all of your Design and Decor concerns put to rest. Design Intervention runs every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On-hand will be a host of design and decor experts along with your favourite R&D contributors offering free 15-minute consultations. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.


Rebecca Hay – RENO & DECOR booth designer

Celebrated as one of Canada’s rising industry leaders, Toronto designer Rebecca Hay has a diverse portfolio ranging from luxurious private residences to large scale commercial projects both in Toronto and nation wide.

With a focus on exceptional quality, Rebecca Hay Designs offers a full range of interior design services, specializing in luxury residential. Rebecca’s designs infuse old with new, creating a signature blend of traditional and contemporary. An extensive network of resources and partnerships allow Rebecca and her team to deliver outstanding, hands-on service, and beautifully creative solutions that bring their clients’ visions to life. In addition to her residential design work, Rebecca and her team create award-winning sales pavilions for some of the top home builders in the GTA.

Rebecca Hay Designs – National Home Show/RENO & DECOR Booth inspired by classic and casual lakeside living.

Rebecca Hay Designs is pleased to announce we will be providing the design creation for the upcoming Design Intervention booth #4118 at the National Home Show.

Muskoka inspired and naturally nautical, I based the RENO & DECOR booth’s decor scheme on this classic summer home aesthetic. We have incoproated walls in painted white shiplap to add textural interest while creating a relaxed cottage living atmosphere. The crisp white walls will be balanced by the soft and varied wood tones of the furniture which was all selected from our furniture sponsor this year UpCountry and added in some fun custom hand printed pillows by Cottage Cloth which emphasize the nautical theme and easy going vibe.

We created these outdoor living spaces by adding a rich night sky mural provided by Ruth Baker Design and paired it with outdoor furnishings to simulate lakeside summer living. A custom “boathouse” bar was designed to create an outdoor entertaining zone, built by Pure Kitchens and paired with sleek black stone counters from Select Granite and a luxe faucet from Watermarks. In addition to comfortable indoor/outdoor living and entertaining, we wanted to include a bedroom vignette. With a buffalo check pattern created by Peacock Living, the walls are graphic, bold and fun.

The booth showcases a glimpse into lakeside living at it’s best.

Come visit me and the team while at the National Home Show this March and get design inspired!


On Monday, March 13 @ 2pm and Friday, March 16 @ 2pm – be sure to catch Rebecca on stage along with Kate Davidson and Linda Mazur as part of RENO & DECOR’s “Designer Panel”. The panel will be discussing “Realities Of A Reno”

Regardless of the size of your project or the footprint of your space, creating  a beautiful and luxurious aesthetic in our homes can be accomplished with a well laid out plan.  Style and luxury is not determined by the size of your space, but the design.  We can garner inspiration by all that we see, but realism is always necessary when renovating, not only about the space you’re working with but also your budget.  A good design can deliver all that your heart desires while creating for you a wonderfully luxurious, relaxing and inviting home that reflects your individuality and needs for years to come.

If you’re considering an upcoming renovation, join GTA designers Linda Mazur, Rebecca Hay, Kate Davidson at the National Home Show stage, where this panel of designers will be discussing how to make the most of your upcoming home renovations without compromising on luxury, style or functionality.  They will take you through the key aspects of renovating, share their top renovation strategies as well as fave kitchen, bath and home products to consider including in your homes in 2018.  Get inspired and reno ready in 2018!


Design Intervention appearance schedule:

For updated designer appearance schedules, please keep checking back here.

Friday, March 9 = 11 pm – 1 pm

Saturday, March 10 = 11 am – 3:30 pm

Friday, March 16 = 3 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, March 17 = 11 am – 2 pm

Sunday, March 18 = 1 pm – 4 pm

Saturday, March 10 = 3:30 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, March 17 = 2:30 pm – 6 pm

Sunday, March 18 = 11 am – 1 pm

Sunday, March 11 = 2 pm – 5 pm

Monday, March 12 = 2:30 pm – 5 pm

Wednesday, March 14 = 11 am – 5 pm

Sunday, March 18 = 2 pm – 5 pm

Friday, March 9 = 1 pm – 5 pm

Tuesday, March 13 = 11 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday, March 17 = 11 am – 2:30 pm

Friday, March 9 = 11 am – 3 pm

Friday, March 9 = 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 13 = 12 pm – 2 pm

Friday, March 16 = 4 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, March 17 = 6 pm – 8 pm

Sunday, March 11 – 1 pm – 3 pm

Saturday, March 17 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

Monday, March 12 = 12:30 am – 4 pm

Sunday, March 18 = 11am – 2 pm

Sunday, March 11 = 11 am – 2 pm

Wednesday, March 14 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

Friday, March 16 = 11 am – 3 pm

Sunday, March 11 = 11 am – 1 pm

Saturday, March 10 = 11 am – 3 pm

Sunday, March 11 = 12:30 pm – 4:40 pm

Tuesday, March 13 = 3 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday, March 16 = 3 pm – 5:30 pm

Sunday, March 18 = 2 pm – 4 pm

Thursday, March 15 = 2 pm – 6 pm

Friday, March 16 = 11 am – 3 pm

Sunday, March 11 = 2 pm – 4:30 pm

Saturday, March 17 = 2 pm – 4 pm

Saturday, March 10 = 2:30 pm – 6 pm

Monday, March 12 = 11 am – 2:30 pm

Wednesday, March 14 = 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursday, March 15 = 12 pm – 4 pm

Saturday, March 17 = 2 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, March 10 = 11 am – 3:30 pm

Thursday, March 15 = 11 am – 2 pm

Sunday, March 18 = 11 am – 2 pm


RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:

See you at the show!


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GTA Home & Reno Show 2018 - ReCap

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GTA Home & Reno Show 2018 – ReCap


RENO & DECOR Magazine presents “Design Intervention

Visitors to the Design Intervention booth were treated to a combination of design advice and inspiration. The advice was courtesy of our host of design experts that were on hand to provide free 15 minute consultations. The inspiration was provided by the amazing booth space designed by Kate Davidson of Kate & Co Design Inc.. Using furnishings and accessories from Casalife and custom murals from Ruth Baker Design, Kate was able to create a beautiful, open space full of colour.


I took a different design approach when designing this years booth for Reno & Decor and created one space two ways. As a designer I like to work with colour and textures and tried to showcase how designing with colour can effect how we interpret our living spaces. Working with Casalife furnishings we created two cohesive looks from one living, dining and work spaces. One space was more moody with richer dark tones, while the other side was created using softer visual materials creating a light and airy feel.”

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Thanks to all the designers that participated in Design Intervention:


RENO & DECOR Would like to thank the following sponsors of DESIGN INTERVENTION:


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Inspired By Design at Toronto IDS 2018

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Inspired By Design at Toronto IDS 2018

By Designer Kate Davidson

As a designer I like to explore design shows and find some inspirational new items.  This year IDS2018 was again definitely a success with many outstanding booths that wowed with creative and innovative displays that offered great inspirations for us to take home.

The tried and true vendors like Caesarstone, Miele, and W Studio continued to offer some innovative and unique, stunning displays.  But this year there were a few vendors that surprised us and went above and beyond to impress and inspire with their amazing new materials, fixtures, furnishings and appliances.   One such booth full of amazing products was the House of Rohl booth which showcased some of the latest trends and finishes now to create the most stylish of bathrooms.   Here we were able to see the latest freestanding tub from bath experts Victoria + Albert The latest modern reinvention of a classic bateau bathtub, named Trivento. Adore the fact it is deep and double ended style combines the clean lines of a modern aesthetic with the graceful curves of a classic silhouette. All Victoria + Albert Baths are now available in Colour (right on trend ) in  Gloss black, Matte Black, Anthracite, Stone Grey and Light Grey.

Overall at the show you would see that pattern, texture and the mixing of materials is going to be a strong influence in design for the coming year.

The gorgeous mosaics at Surface & Co made quite an impact with the mixture of marble, gold leaf backed glass tile and brass tile mixed in bold graphic patterns.  As well I loved the walnut and marble combination in the dining table at the Huppe display.

From lighting to tabletops and kitchen counters, mixing wood, stone, and metal is a huge theme this year.  The custom lighting and furniture by Hollis + Morris combined wood & brass beautifully with elegant, simplistic design.  The combination of finishes can also been found in plumbing fixtures as the combination of brass, gold and lucite continues to be popular.  I was inspired to see at the Monogram booth how Sarah Richardson varied the quartz countertop colours on the island in the Resort kitchen design.

In addition to the mixing of materials the industrial look remains to be strong.  A great find were the prefab black framed shower enclosures by Zitta, (available through your plumbing supplier).  This hot look is now more affordable as they are available in 4 sizes ready to be installed.  Graphite toned matte and distressed faucets were on display at the Graff booth – I was excited to find these new finishes as they will work beautifully in a rustic, modern space.

The show this year was layered with innovative materials, appliances and furnishings.  All with a focus on customization, tone and texture.

Be sure to check back with us at Reno & Décor for more product news ahead and visit us at the GTA show  February 16th-19th  and come meet us with your design questions.

 

 

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