Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'm In Love.....

Yes,  that's right and so would you be if you had the chance to visit The Decorating Centre in Burlington, Ontario.  Most decorators and designers who live and work in the GTA and surrounding area are well aware of this treasure trove of everything you require to create beautiful interiors.

The Decorating Centre has it all.  This one stop Design Resource Centre for designers & decorators offers the highest quality and variety of products with so many options you feel like a kid in a candy store. Their knowledgeable staff are always available and happy to help with even the smallest of details.  Owned and operated by Lin, Doug and daughter Tara (Manager) this business has grown in leaps and bounds from its early beginnings.  This can be credited to the fact that they are always obtaining input from the very people who will be utilizing their services - the designers & decorators and trying to make our jobs easier.

They host many different educational seminars throughout the year so that the designers and decorators are always up on the latest offerings they can pass along to their clients.  Every fall they host a fabulous Design Trade Show where many of their suppliers are on hand with displays and current information.  This is a great day where we are treated to a wonderful luncheon,  many prize draws from their suppliers and seminars throughout the day on the latest in design.

This is a trade only business but clients are always welcomed when accompanied with their designer/decorator.  The extremely professional staff are very efficient & knowledgeable about everything in their showroom and will bend over backwards to obtain any information required.  That being said, The Decorating Centre still maintains a casual and welcoming nature that makes everyone who enters feel comfortable and glad they stopped in. 

Their most recent information seminar presented a new line - Norwalk Furniture which they have recently brought in. The information presented was excellent and the product itself, something I would not hesitate to specify.  In fact, after trying out all of the comfy sofas and chairs, I want new ones for me!  The fabrics, furniture, lighting, rugs, paint & wallpaper not to mention all the fabulous accessories available at this shopping mecca, will set your head spinning and the creative juices flowing.

Just a tiny part of their great showroom!

Great food as always.....

Patrick, Sheila and Tara
some happy decorators along with yours truly

I just received another invitation from TDC for a to an information event on Kitchens -
You can always learn more - I think I will go and sign up!