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Tile Trendspotting in 2019

Tile trendspotting in 2019 – I challenge everyone to think outside the square-shaped box

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Tile trendspotting in 2019 – I challenge everyone to think outside the square-shaped box

Tile has become one of the year’s most under-rated decorating trends, and it’s only picking up speed. Tile is equally beautiful and practical as a finishing option for floors, walls and even ceilings – and what a striking statement that makes! But one mention of tile, most people’s thoughts turn to the traditional square tiles in kitchens and bathrooms. As a designer, I challenge everyone to think outside the square-shaped box – literally. Here’s how tile is playing out in some unexpected ways.

Photo courtesy of SS Tile and Stone
Photo courtesy of SS Tile and Stone

Look forward… to throwbacks!

Subway tile has become an interior mainstay in the last decade or two. Inspired by New York transit stations from the early 20th century, the trend is a clean and simple aesthetic ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. To take this look to a new level, look at subtle variations on the classic rectangle form. The Sfumature By Quintessenza Ceramiche collection is an elongated hexagon that creates a trendy honeycomb pattern when laid out. It’s different enough to get your attention but subtle enough to work with your existing finishes.

Photo courtesy of SS Tile and Stone
Photo courtesy of SS Tile and Stone

When selecting multiple tiles for a single space, I like to combine different scales, shapes and layout patterns to achieve balance and create visual interest. In a recent project, I created a feature wall by framing out a section of wall behind this beautiful pot filler, which was then tiled in a sophisticated herringbone pattern, and surrounded by a more neutral selection, such as subway tile.

Beyond two-dimensional

For a future-forward aesthetic, three-dimensional tiles are a wonderful option for many of us. Versatile Arc 3d Tiles feature raised patterns with a decidedly modern aesthetic. Depending on how light and shadows hit their surface, these tiles create an ever-changing, arresting focal point for the room. Short of sculpting your actual walls, these tactile, high-profile tiles will transform any surface into a true work of art.

Photo courtesy of SS Tile and Stone
Photo courtesy of SS Tile and Stone

Down to the details

When finishing your projects we all understand that the details count. Don’t let the “little things” fall by the wayside. I have two words for you: “metal inlay.” This is one of my favourite tile trends and a great way to up the ante when it comes to luxury. It’s sleek; striking, yet subtle. The really beautiful thing about these tiles with metal inlay is their versatility. It offers many benefits from the pattern play of the inlay, without committing to courageous shape or colour that might be played out in a few years. Metal-inlaid tiles are neutral and they certainly have staying power.

Many designers, like myself, like to use tile at every opportunity. What other product out there offers this much by way of function and fashion? Add to this the diverse range of styles, materials and price points now today and you’ll find it is a great product to use and offers many benefits you just cannot go wrong. Think outside the box, get creative and don’t be afraid to try some of the latest offerings ahead to create further textural interest.

SARA BEDERMAN Principal Designer for Sara Bederman Design.

For over a decade this Toronto bespoke design firm has become known for creating stylish, thoughtfully curated and livable interiors. The firm provides residential design services for projects of all sizes.

Sara Bederman Design works throughout Toronto, GTA. and beyond.

Instagram: sarabstudio


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The Toronto Fall Home Show 2018

The Toronto Fall Home Show 2018 – ReCap

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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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HOME FINDS: Simply Luxurious

Simply Luxurious: Oasis. Retreat. Spa-like. Luxury at home.

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Simply Luxurious: Oasis. Retreat. Spa-like. Luxury at home.

by Silvana Longo

Oasis. Retreat. Spa-like. Luxury at home. These are the concepts that continue to build upon the bathroom trends dominating interiors. The opportunity to primp and destress in a calming haven you can call your own. Whether you’re glam or minimalist, find your bathroom bliss with these latest fixtures, finishes and accessories that raise the bar.

A skillful combination of colours and textures merge within this charming, yet modern Scavolini design, giving the bathroom unprecedented character. The cabinetry features a streamlined silhouette, thanks to doors with a recessed profile, perfect for storage. The wallmounted base unit and dedicated line of accessories, which includes matching taps, shelves and towel rails, complete this bathroom collection, and are available in a choice of white, brass or aluminium finish. For more information on the Tratto collection from Scavolini, go to scavolinitoronto.com.



Combine the vintage charm of a classic open-framework console with the benefit of modern fixtures. The integrated sink top is made from SculpureStone material, which is non-porous, stain-, mould- and mildew-resistant , making cleaning and maintenance easy. The Boutique collection tops with Palmer legs come in two styles: Traditional with a round or oval sink; cove-edge treatment and tapered-foot console legs; or modern with a rectangular sink and studio console legs. The tops are available in a matte or gloss finish.

Boutique collection with Palmer legs, $3,145 – $9,255; mtibaths.com available at Tiles Plus Bath & Tile Centre in Mississauga.

— Sil’s Pick–


The Avento freestanding vanity celebrates chic elegance and minimalist design. Perfect in bathroom spaces both large and small, it is available in multiple configurations for single or double basins. Even the interior of the vanity can be customized with dividers, LED lighting and integrated outlets as desired. There are limitless design options with six distinctive metal finishes, and more than 50 options for panel finishes that include traditional and exotic woods, unique textured surfaces, and high-gloss acrylics. Avento vanity, from Furniture Guild starts at $5,000; gingers.com.

Sil Says … The best way to save surface space is to choose a sleek washstand with a towel bar. The traditional style juxtaposed with the modern matte-black finish creates the perfect tension and balance.

The Metallo washstands are timeless design classics, with right-angle tee joints that reference traditional bathroom pipework, looking equally at home in a more traditional bathroom or industrial-inspired scheme. Each washstand features a practical towel bar and a shelf for storage, finished in a tubular brass.

The Metallo is available in two sizes, shown here is the Metallo 114, which is topped with a sleek Mandello 114 Solo basin. Metallo 114, $2,730; vandabaths.com

The Candella washstands are typified by the design of the legs, which feature elegantly shaped details. A towel bar and a storage shelf in tempered glass are practical yet well designed, lending a sense of hotel style to the bathroom.

The Candella is available in two sizes, shown here is the Candella 100 topped with a Victorian-inspired Lario 100 Solo basin. Candella 100, $2,878; vandabaths.com


Mouth-blown glass spheres soften the light and are attached to a thickly circular backplate finished in aged brass. Paired together, these two elements lighten not just the room but the mood. Baird Triple Wall Light, aged brass, $575; gingers.com
Bring the five-star hotel experience home, creating a spa-like setting in your bathroom. The Hotelier collection is made of durable solid brass.

Hotelier Sconce, $270; Dupont Plumbing Supplies



A contemporary version of the claw-foot tub with chunky metal feet and coordinating armrests in eight different finishes, this elongated oval silhouette is large enough for two bathers. Indulge in the latest chromatherapy system featuring LED lights embedded within the structure of the bath. The coloured lights glow through the tub’s acrylic shell to provide therapeutic benefits and a beautiful visual effect.

Scala Claw-foot Tub from BainUltra starts at $6,350; available in Toronto at Bath Emporium


Crafted to the highest standards and reaching 36½” spout height from the floor, the East Square tub filler comes with an integrated hand shower. The spout was designed with a precise and sophisticated squared angle, making it ideal for any modern bath. The tub filler comes in polished chrome, polished nickel and satin-nickel finishes.

East Square tub filler, from Newport Brass starts at $1,759; Dupont Plumbing Supplies


The Real Rain overhead panel is designed with a water reservoir that relies on gravity to shape individual drops that replicate rainfall. When the reservoir fills, water spills into the remainder of the showerhead, covering over 775 nozzles, and raindrops begin to fall softly and slowly, then grow in strength and speed until the shower feels, sounds, and looks like a warm, summer rain. Push a button and the Deluge feature releases a reservoir of water in one powerful instant to simulate an energetic burst of heavy rain.

Real Rain Overhead Panel, $3,264; kohler.com


Move over institutional-looking fixture, the new grab bar moves forward in style. Softened, square-angled corners pervade the collection, while rounded, sleek edges stay true to an advanced style preferred by modern bathrooms. Circular escutcheons cleverly conceal the mounting hardware.

Available in seven length options, the grab bars are offered in 27 finishes and a variety of styles. Kubic Grab Bar from Newport Brass, black, $404; PMF Plumbing


The jewelry of the bathroom, warm metals and matte-black finishes are trending

The Vaia Collection features soft radii, fine silhouette and flowing transitions. Meticulously defined joints and uniquely silky textures highlight the meticulous dedication to craftsmanship and detail. Dornbracht Vaia X Faucet, dark bronze matte, $3,219; gingers.com
Add variety by pairing clean-lined, angled handles with a curved spout, features that are contrasting yet complementary.

Pavani starts at $813; Dupont Plumbing Supplies


Combining geometric elements in the most precise way, the angle of the curved spout is matched precisely by the angle of its handles. The gentle curve of the faucet and its coordinating curved handles supply plenty of contemporary cool without overwhelming the space. Solid brass construction and available in eight finishes.

Domino faucet from Franz Viegener starts at $1,095; gingers.com


We are seeing lots of patterns and movement in tile trends this year

The Autore collection features a classic surface inspired by the refined spirit of Venetian terrazzo. Shown here in Rimini, each of the five shades subtly glisten and evoke the polished marble aggregate characteristic of terrazzo.

Starts at $7.99 per square foot; ceragres.ca

Color Line by Fap Ceramiche is a new contemporary collection that adds vibrancy to your bathroom. Available in multiple colours and patterns, it also features a new Color Now floor tile, for perfectly blended layouts.

Color Line starts at $6.25/sq. ft.; ciot.com

Two tile patterns—Both from the Waterjet Mosaics collection.


1. Bloom Carrara & Statuario, $57 per sq. ft.
2. Grace Cersei/China White & Diamond Blue, $106.21 per sq. ft.; sstileandstone.ca



Tailored lines meet easy functionality in this compact cart that rolls from room to room as a bar cart, kitchen prep station or in this case, the perfect bathroom caddy. A clean, Parson’s-style stainless-steel frame supports two box-like shelves of solid American walnut stained natural brown.

Pearson Utility Cart, $799; crateandbarrel.ca


A sophisticated solution to bathroom clutter, this medium canister is designed with a recessed lid that allows it to be stacked with coordinating Cedras canisters. Made of stoneware, the canister is coated in matte-black glaze with an artisan-like splatter effect.

Cedras Stackable Canisters, small $19.95, medium $34.95, large $41.95; crateandbarrel.ca


A clean design with a thick wavy structure that embraces your body and adds luxury to your bathroom. Soft and fluffy in coordinated colours so you can choose your favourite.

FLODALEN bath towel, teal, $12.99; ikea.ca


Modern elegance meets functional simplicity with the MEM Robe Hook.

Dornbracht mem Robe hook, $149; gingers.com

KVASP hook brass colour, $2.99 3 in pack; ikea.ca



Spacious storage in several beautiful finishes. The soft-closing doors allow you to start the day with a pleasant sense of calm. Built to last through years of spills and steamy showers.

W40xD32xH192cm GODMORGON high cabinet, $299, kasjon light gray; ikea.ca


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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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