Thursday, August 18, 2011

For the Love of Design and Decor and those who do it....

I am so passionate about design and decor.  I always enjoy meeting the people who have been at it longer than I have and who are well known in the industry.  Whenever I have the chance I usually introduce myself and if I have a camera with me I get a photo.  I find they are all incredibly friendly and do not mind taking the time to stop and chat with people. I have had the opportunity of meeting several of our great designers and maybe again in future I will run into them again and get their photos for my little album.

Here are a few I have met and had the opportunity to take their photos.......
I call it my Wall of Stars
Glen Peloso at the Brentwood Designer Night 2010
Colin and Justin Spring 2010
Leigh-Ann Allaire-Perrault at the an Event hosted by "The Painter's Place" in Oakville presenting Benjamin Moore
Kimberly Seldon at Brentwood 2011
Suzzanne Dimma from Canadian House & Home at IDS 2011
 Steven & Chris at IDS 2011

Alfred Sung who was gracious enough to offer me a chair in his set at IDS when I was so tired.
Steven & Chris at their Show in March 2011
Ramsin Khachi at SOFA October 2011

There are more great designers and decorators I have met but forgot to get the photos.  They all seem to be so gracious in letting us pose with them

Off to Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics

I have to share this information from a recent seminar I attended at Crown Wallpaper where Clarke & Clarke from the uk also presented their newest offerings.  Fantastic and you will love wallpaper again and all the wonderful fabrics.  If you are into some decorating it is a must see!
Some of the many fabulous wallcoverings

You may have a seen a trend in what I selected as personal favourites but there are so many more in all colours and patterns and textures.

Now some gorgeous fabrics

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The New Store in Town - Wicker Emporium

A few months ago a new store opened in my neighbourhood - Wicker Emporium and of course I had to pop in to see what they had and it was truly lovely.  I had thought that the name said it all, but I was wrong.  Wicker Emporium has wicker but many solid wood pieces of furniture including mango, mahogany and others.  They have textiles, interior decor items, and just about anything you would want for your home decor needs.

I spent a lovely evening with the owners, manager and others a couple of month ago and truly found them all to be genuine people with the prime goal to offer wonderful products, customer service and the best part is the pricing - incredible. 

This store is actually a family owned business originating on the east coast and has now opened its' doors in 3 locations across the GTA - Oakville atDorval Crossing in Oakville; Heartland Centre in Mississauga and the Colossus Centre in Vaughan. This store is a must see for anybody interested in wonderful items in Home Decor.

A few pictures from the Oakville location