Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hamilton Home Show

This past weekend 12 Interior decorators from CDECA's GTA West Chapter participated in the Hamilton Home Show www.thehomeshow.ca.  We created a lovely spring time booth with a theme of exotic, natural and lots of colour, incorporating the Pantone Colour of the Year Tangerine Tango.
We also participated in another segment of the show where we offered free decorating advise to visitors.  All in all it was a great weekend.  On Friday morning I was interviewed by CHCH TV about our presence in the show.  My interview can be seen if  you go to:  www.chch.com and click on Morning Show blog for Friday. It is about 2/3rds into the segment.
Photos of our Booth...
A special thanks goes out to those who loaned us the items for our booth -
Arlene Lasky - Original Art - acrylic on canvas, Brantford
Jack Jackowetz - Fine Art Print, Brantford
Glenhyrst Art Gallery - Rental/Sales - Karen Bell, Brantford
St. George Draperies - Custom lumbar cushions, Brantford
About Living Rooms - Home Furnishings which included black urns, green vases, round table, metal bowl, Brantford
Carl & Dale from Speers Rd Broadloom in Oakville for the fab Animal Print carpet
Wicker Emporium in Oakville for the chairs, cabinet, lamp, vaae with sticks & florals
Mel at Exotic Wood in Burlington for the great custom made wood tabletop

Interior Design Show (IDS) 2012 Gala

Every year there is a Gala on the Thursday night before the opening of IDS on Friday. It is so much fun and all the designers, decorators and everybody else is there checking out the booths and enjoying great food and beverages. It is a great way to mingle, meet friends and really see the different booths and get some great shots. This year I stayed in the city which made it nice and simple for attending the show the next morning.
Here we are - a group of decorators all dressed up and ready to party...
Some of the great products we saw this year
Orange cabinetry
Great light fixture
 Anybody who knows me, knows this is my kind of storage!
Interesting vessel sinks

And to keep you warm.....

Alfred did up orange for this year's display
Unusual and beautiful light fixtures
Made with ribbons

Calm space from Gresham House

More sinks...

Exotic Wood

A great deal of knowledge was gained by our group of Interior Decorators recently when we visited the showroom of Exotic Woods, Burlington,  www.exotic-woods.com .  This company brings in wood from all over the world.  A wonderful place to select your wood for any project, be it a tabletop, flooring or whatever.  We were also introduced to a new finishing product - Rubio which is a 0A% VOC natural product.  It is an Oil base which bonds to the fibres in wood and will protect and add colour to  your wood in one single layer.  No topcoat necessary thus time saving.  It is a wonderful product which can be used in bathrooms as well as many other applications.