Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Flooring, flooring and wallpaper....

Prosource Floorings in Mississauga, hosted a group of decorators and designers for their first Designer/Decorator Event of the coming season in early fall.  We were introduced to new wood flooring options from Model, some great carpet ideas from Manly and the most beautiful wall coverings from Prime Walls.

If anything can inspire one to start decorating it is new flooring and wall coverings.  Wallpaper has come a long way and it is our job to educate our clients on these changes thus making it much easier to apply and remove,  which was the bugaboo of the 80's.  Wallpaper can not only add colour but it enhances a space with texture and instant sophistication.  So many to choose from......

Of course our hostess Elvira, served up a fabulous lunch and there were draws for some area carpets.
We love food and draws.  Thanks Elvira.

Some of Prime Walls Wall coverings
I went with a black theme, however they have many different colours and textures in both residential and commercial

The Decorating Centre Annual Trade Show

September is here and so is the annual Decorating Centre Trade Show.  As decorators and designers we look forward to this event as it is always a great time to network, learn from the fabulous speakers and of course wonderful prizes donated by the generous suppliers and not the least, wonderful food.

This year we were treated to a presentation by Yannick Simard who we all have seen on Cityline as well as in various magazines.  The second presenter was the famous Larry Laslo - WOW what a talented designer.  His presentation was a slide show of his many incredible projects along with his own special touch of humour.  I could have listened to him all day.  Of course he was gracious enough to post for pictures with us. 

Thank you to our wonderful hosts - Lynn and Doug Munro and their great staff for such a great day.

Lynn and Doug

some of the fab prizes

various vendors

A few decorators having a little rest at the end of the day

A photo op with Yannick
 and another with Larry

The International Interior Design Exhibition - IIDEX 2011

The fall brings around many Trade Shows for Designers and Decorators.  Recently at IIDEX, held at Exhibition Place I had the opportunity to view many new products.  One product which I love and it has been around for a few years, is Surface Innovations, a company who supplies natural slate, granite and now bark and capeze shells in as flexdible veneers which can be bent, thus making it great for curved applications.