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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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Red Barrinuevo on maximizing function in a small space

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Red Barrinuevo on maximizing function in a small space

From selecting the proper furniture size to using a proper layout Red discusses how to maximize function in a small living space.

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The National Home Show & Canada Blooms 2018 - ReCap

National Home Show 2019 preview

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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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First Impressions: Styling tips for a polished interior

First Impressions: Styling tips for a polished interior

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First Impressions: Styling tips for a polished interior

by Red Barrinuevo
Redesign4more

When all the elements in a space work together, a room becomes home.

The trend of home staging has picked up momentum in recent years. As a stylist, I can certainly appreciate the basic principles behind a well staged home, whether you’re planning to stay or sell the place.

Rule No. 1: You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Here are some of my favourite styling tips to ensure you make a lasting impression, for all the right reasons.

Step one is to view your home from the street. What’s the first thing you see? Bingo — the front door. This can be just the thing to invite guests in or send them running for the hills. Choose a vibrant colour that sets your home apart from the rest, and ensure the hardware is bright and buffed. Finish the entry with colourful potted plants on either side for the ultimate welcome.

Next, assess everything you see inside the home, from the walls and furnishings to the accessories, because even the seemingly minor details matter.

A neutral colour palette is easy to work with and has wide appeal. This applies to your walls and furniture, particularly the big, expensive items that won’t be frequently replaced, then incorporate colour through your accessories. Artwork is another great way to incorporate colour without commitment.

When planning where to place furnishings and accessories — like art — look for the room’s natural focal point and focus your attention to that. A focal point is a place for the eye to rest. This could be a fireplace, a window or an interesting architectural feature.

If your room doesn’t have one, make your own. Stand in the doorway, look into the space and see where your eyes naturally land. This is most likely your room’s focal point and a good place to focus your furniture arrangement.

Now that you’ve identified the obvious attention grabbers in your space, consider the background elements, such as lighting and flooring.

The most beautiful furnishings and artwork will be lost without proper lighting. A good lighting plan includes elements of ambient, task and accent lighting, layered at a variety of heights — floor, tabletop, sconce and ceiling.

Underfoot, stylists typically use rugs to highlight a room, increase visual impact, or to create division and definition within an open-concept layout. With that said, resist the urge to overuse rugs. They’ve certainly become a trendy piece and are even appearing in layers, with one overlapping another. Tread carefully, as it’s a fine line between just enough and over-the-top.

Last but not least, plan your accessories. Be selective; choose pieces that make you smile, help tell your story, or inspire you in some way.

One of my go-to tricks is to arrange accessories in odd numbers. Don’t ask why this works, it just does. There’s something visually pleasing about groupings of three or five. To add more interest, use books or stacked magazines to vary height.

A beautifully styled space is a careful balance between the big, obvious pieces and the small, subtle details. If you walk into a room and something seems off, explore the elements above and you’ll likely find the missing link.

When all the elements in a space work together, a room becomes home.

Red Barrinuevo is an interior decorator and principal of Redesign4more.

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High ceilings… or are they?

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High ceilings… or are they?

Tricks to make your ceilings appear higher

One of your home’s defining features is its ceiling. High ceilings make a room feel more open and airy, while low ceilings can often result in a cosy, or sometimes cramped atmosphere.

As an interior decorator, I’m often tasked with making a space look and feel bigger than it actually is. Don’t be fooled, this is not magic. Just a few tricks of the trade. Short of a full-blown renovation, there are some optical illusions I like to employ to bring perceived height to a space.

One way to fool the eye is with floor-to-ceiling curtains. Purchase full-length curtains and hang them a few inches above your window frame to imply a larger window.

By the same token, low-profile furniture can also create the illusion of higher ceilings. Think uncomplicated pieces with vertical, tailored lines. Lower profile pieces can help emphasize the distance between the furniture and the ceiling, with uninterrupted sight lines from one end of the room to the other.

When it comes to the colour palette, think light, bright and airy. Darker colours tend to make a space feel cosier and yes, smaller.

DECORATOR’S PICKS: Check out Moonshine, Grey Owl and French Canvas by Benjamin Moore, or Decorator’s Grey by CIL.

Once your space is ready for furniture, arrange it to create “high corners.” Place tall items such as apartment plants and floor lamps in the corners of the room to draw the eye s far as possible and make the ceiling recede.

A “disappearing” ceiling is the easiest way to make it seem higher. Out of sight, out of mind right? In this case, I avoid ceiling fans or low-hanging lighting, which can draw unwanted attention to a low ceiling. Opt instead for streamlined pot lights, or layer floor and table lamps to ensure enough light where needed. If you have your heart set on a chandelier, suspend it a few inches higher than you normally would. Like your curtains, a higher chandelier will naturally draw the eye upward.

My final tip, though not as sexy as chandeliers and colour palettes, will truly make or break your space. I’m talking clutter. Nothing eats up visual space more than stuff on every surface. Ensure you incorporate sufficient storage when planning your space, so everything has a proper home. This can come in the form of built-in shelving, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, or nice wicker baskets to wrangle the chaos. The result is a room that looks and feels bigger, brighter and by all accounts, better!

Achieving the illusion of a higher ceiling can be as simple as arranging your existing furniture and accessories to accentuate the right features of your space, while drawing attention away from others. Think tall, think bright and set your sights high. That low ceilings is looking up already!

About the Author: Toronto-based, award-winning Interior Stylist, Red Barrinuevo is an Interior Decorator and Principal of Redesign4more, servicing clients in Toronto and the GTA. The firm’s known for enhancing and creating stylish yet functional spaces through their creative home staging and interior styling services. www.redesign4more.com

*Article courtesy of EiEiHome

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Bringing new life to your neutrals

Bringing new life to your neutrals

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Bringing new life to your neutrals

by Red Barrinuevo

A neutral colour scheme is a great choice for many reasons. As a decorator and stylist, I find neutrals to be widely appealing, non-offensive, and they can work with virtually any furniture pieces you may already have. Neutrals are subtle and easy to work with, but they can border on boring when not done correctly. Let’s explore some ways to liven up a neutral backdrop and infuse your sense of style by using shape, colour and texture.

Think of your furnishings in terms of their shape, size and upholstery to liven up a basic backdrop. In a neutral room devoid of colour, your furniture pieces are what make it pop. For example, pattered accent pieces make a great statement and break up the monotony of the neutrals.

If your large-scale furniture pieces are “quiet” in terms of colour and upholstery, then you officially have permission to get loud with your accessories! For example, a bold rug or an eye-catching piece of wall art that echoes the colours of all the furnishings in the room will serve to visually tie the space together.

Next, bring texture to your neutrals by layering materials such as fur, natural fibers and bark cloth. Even when their colour family is the same, the interest comes via their tactile differences.

In the same vein as texture, I always recommend you alter your finishes. For example,  you don’t want every table and chair to be made of the same material. A combination of wood types, stone, mirror and metal delivers the variety you need to make your neutral space warm and inviting.

TIP: Metallic accents add texture without complicating the room’s colour scheme.

Remember that even a neutral space can benefit from a little colour here and their – especially when it’s doled out in small doses. Choose a single accent colour to pop against the neutrals, such as yellow or something equally vibrant.

A neutral colour palette is a great interior decorating choice, for many reasons. Neutrals are calming, refreshing and easy to personalize, and they typically survive the frequent change in trends, between seasons and even from year to year. The trick to a successful neutral interior lies between those beige walls – shape, texture and yes, even some colour, to bring that beige to life.

Toronto-based, award-winning Interior Stylist, Red Barrinuevo is an Interior Decorator and Principal of Redesign4more, servicing clients in Toronto and the GTA.

The firm’s known for enhancing and creating stylish yet functional spaces through their creative home staging and interior styling services.

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Home staging mistakes to avoid this spring

Home staging mistakes to avoid this spring

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Home staging mistakes to avoid this spring

by Red Barrinuevo

Home staging today has become a common marketing tool when listing your home for sale.

These days, home staging is a must to compete in today’s marketplace. Here are some common mistakes that can put those staging efforts to waste.

1. Choosing a staging company based on price

Basing your choice solely on price can jeopardize the full potential of your property. For optimal results, invest in the highest quality stager you can find. Look at the company’s portfolio, credentials, professionalism and track record.

2. Not having staged photos

Most buyers start their home hunt online. This is your first chance to spark their interest. If they don’t like what they see online, buyers will just click on through to the next listing.

3. Moving things around after your set-up

Stagers are trained to make the best of the spaces given to them. Once the house is staged and “showing ready,” repositioning furniture or accessories in the room can ruin the whole feel of the space. Each furniture piece, decor, artwork, etc. are placed in strategic spots for a reason.

4. Not trusting your stager

We advise to get client testimonials before hiring a home stager. Check what other agents or previous clients say about them. See if they’ve done similar properties at the same price points. Ask questions before agreeing to anything.

5. Micro-managing the stager

Our goal like many stagers is to showcase the property at its best. However, lack of confidence in your stager can hamper his or her creative juices. We often suggest to vacate the property during set up, and let the stagers like us do what we do best.

6. Unrealistic timelines

Getting a house ready for sale is not a simple process. It can span mere days or months, depending on the condition of the property. Staging involves meticulous planning, and executing all these plans doesn’t happen in 24 hours.

7. Telling homeowners staging is just de-cluttering and organizing

While it is true that staging often involves decluttering and organizing, home staging also involves space planning, proper furniture placement, knowledge on the current design trends, accessorizing and more!

8. Advising the homeowners to stage the house themselves

Although some homeowners can pull it off, a vast majority cannot. The end result of a DIY staging job is usually a disaster (even after a detailed staging consultation) because the execution is always poor, or there is a lack of vision and skill required to successfully stage a property.

9. Advising homeowners against staging

Nowadays, homebuyers are more educated and critical than ever before. They know “what else” is out there. By staging your home, you’ll help ensure that your house impresses them enough to stay.

Toronto-based, award-winning Interior Stylist, Red Barrinuevo is an Interior Decorator and Principal of Redesign4more, servicing clients in Toronto and the GTA.

The firm’s known for enhancing and creating stylish yet functional spaces through their creative home staging and interior styling services.

redesign4more.com


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