Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Modern Industrial Garden & a few Highlights from IDS 2013


On Sunday, I spent part of the afternoon at the big Interior Design Show in Toronto. The show is primarily dedicated to indoor spaces, but there was the odd booth with a garden theme. Take a quick look:


Outdoor beachy-coastal theme at Andrew Richard Designs.


Wasabi green accessories from Urban Barn

Owls continue to be a popular decorating motif and below there is a coastal-themed grouping of accessories, again from Urban Barn.





I thought this display booth by Earth Inc. was really interesting. 



With old bricks, wire pendent lights, huge metal beams and rusted pipes lashed together to make the enclosed courtyard, it is a modern industrial take on a natural outdoor space.

For the first post with highlights from IDS 2013 for interiors spaces, please click this link.

24 comments:

  1. Jennifer, I love the owls! I'd like one of them in my garden, it's a sign of wisdom.

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  2. Thought about going myself. This is much better.

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  3. Bardzo ciekawa wystawa i godne zachwytu eksponaty. Miło by było mieć takie miejsce w ogrodzie. Pozdrawiam.
    A very interesting and worthy of admiration show exhibits. It would be nice to have a place in the garden. Yours.

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  4. Jennifer - too bad we don't know what each other looks like because so far we have been on garden tours on the same day…and now IDS! I was there with a girlfriend on Sunday as well! Thought it was a FABULOUS show (unlike the one I attended years ago. They certainly have improved!) I have featured my pix on my food/decorating blog. Take a peek. I saw most of what you have posted but you definitely found some interesting corners that I missed. I like the Earth Inc display. Did you see how upscale the IKEA kitchen was? And Eurodesign had an island/counter that retracted to hide the gas burners when people sat down to eat. Did you have a chance to hear the afternoon speakers? They were all very informative and entertaining. I'm glad you had a good time too.

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  5. Jennifer, don't you get a kick out of the trend in outdoor furniture, just like the living room! I noticed this last year at the Chicago Flower Show, more like part of the inside of the home.

    Eileen

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  6. I'm not much into the modern or industrial look, but I like this. It has a touch of natural and rustic to it, too. Beautiful.

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  7. It is interesting! I like the weathered table and was thinking of trying to make a small coffee table like that.... We will see! It is always fun to see what designers create!

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  8. I like the Earth, Inc display. I've been intrigued lately by the industrial chic craze, and jumping on the bandwagon, my husband has been working on a wall fountain out of repurposed copper plumbing parts. We shall see how it turns out...

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  9. What great garden ideas...love the little corner by City Gardens. Very interesting and fun.

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  10. I find interior design and home shows get those creative juices flowing even if the design is not my fav...and these creative juices transfer to other areas like my garden...what a great show

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  11. Thanks for the tour of the show! This is the first time in a couple years hubby hasn't attended so it's great to still 'see' the show from the comfort of my laptop :)

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  12. What a nice show. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  13. How many beautiful things. I love green. I could have all those green decorations...Thank you for sharing this with us, Jennifer!

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  14. I wish I had the imagination to put things together like this. Very inspirational ideas. I feel as if I've been to the show, too, thank you for taking us along.

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  15. Some interesting ideas there beautifully styled.

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  16. Jennifer girl this is a gorgeous lay out of themes.
    The Serenity beach theme is my favorite .. I would love to live like that !
    You asked about the suet feeder .. funny enough we weren't even looking for that when we walked the isles of Canadian Tire .. then I got the idea it would draw more birds in and hanging it near the deck door would give the girls such a thrill watching birds (so far no birds .. the weather is outrageous here .. high winds and thunder storms predicted .. almost all the snow is gone .. next it will go to freezing but not extreme temps .. what can you do ? haha)
    So YES ! Canadian Tire and it wasn't very expensive at all .. the box of suet feed was more .. I think $18 for 10 blocks and $12 for the actual feeder .. fingers crossed at some point the birds are going to clue in .. but for now in this weather ? I don't blame them for hiding some where until this weather passes! eeekkk ! LOL
    Joy : )

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  17. What a great idea to go to the show, see what's new. I love their colour schemes.

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  18. Jennifer loved the tour , some wonderful decor ideas.

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  19. Their outdoor decor is nicer than my indoor decor!

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing this! It's like getting to go to the show myself!

    Happy Friday!

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  21. This looks like a fun way to spend a few hours. The super skinny tree bothers me. I'd want to give it some compost and put it in the sun. :o)

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  22. I love design shows... They're so much fun! Have a nice one!

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  23. I was thinking today how nice it would be to see a design show! I agree that the Earth Inc. display was very interesting. I like the hanging container filled with firewood!

    Also, Jennifer, I want you to know that I received the book The Roots of My Obsession, and I am really enjoying it! Thanks so much! You are so generous!

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