On Sunday, we spent the afternoon at the Interior Design Show in downtown Toronto. The exhibition hall was packed with people and filled with inspiration.
Here are just a few pictorial highlights and my notes on design trends at the show.
Trend ideas in this picture: Ground level marble coffee tables, legless sofa and a book case with shelves organized in an irregular pattern. The shelves are filled either with spare accessories or stuffed full of books that have had their covers removed. (Should defacing books be a fashion forward idea? What do you think of those low tables? Are they really practical?)
Trend idea: Over sized arrangements.
(Did you notice the vase within a vase that holds the flowers and foliage in place? Clever!)
Trend ideas: Black and white accessories, blond wood, whitewashed floors, chrome and glass.
Love this statement making chandelier!
Bedroom ideas: Greige linens, distressed wood, collection of small mirrors.
Inspired by WWII aircraft this chest of drawers in the UP Country's display have a romantic,
Accessory trend ideas: Collections of vintage globes, vintage trophies, worn books and antlers.
Trend ideas: This industrial chic look mixes metal cabinets, distressed leather furnishings, romantic mercury glass chandeliers and contemporary styled armchairs with clean wooden arms. All from Elte in Toronto.
Trend ideas: Over sized wall clock, graphic black and white artwork, rough wooden headboard
and a distressed chest of drawers. All from Elte in Toronto.
Trend ideas: Charcoal wall color, rough wood surfaces, metal legs and chairs, amber colored glass chandelier, silhouettes and high gloss decorative plates. All from Elte in Toronto.
All from Elte in Toronto.
Kitchen trends: High gloss kitchen cabinets, dark grout on backsplash tiles, clean walls without upper kitchen cabinetry
(What do you think of the fashion for using dark tile grout in kitchens and baths? I think that this is one trend that will date itself quickly. The dark grout may be practical, but it has a way of making even a simple white backsplash look busy.)
Color trend: Tangerine and lime colored accents
Outdoor furniture trend: Woven faux rattan, metal legs, and sculptural, over-sized floral arrangement.
Trend: Zigzag patterns, orange terry pillows
House and Home magazine has a video clip of a few other show highlights.
See it here: House and Home Online.