Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The amazing versatility of Cork

Cork has been used for many years and is most often thought of by its use in bulletin boards or to cap off wine bottles.  Cork has come a long way and is used in many eco-friendly ways these days. 
 



We first started to see it used in flooring but now we see it used for wall and ceiling coverings and it is a naturally decorative and modern alternative to traditional coverings. It is available in a wide variety of unique patterns and shades to compliment any decor or furniture style, and will add character and warmth to any room.  
Outstanding room designs are created by using cork to accent or contrast walls and ceilings, floors and now furniture!  




Cork coverings are a naturally decorative and modern alternative to traditional coverings.They are available in a wide variety of unique styles, patterns and shades to compliment any d├ęcor or furniture style, and will add character and warmth to any room. Outstanding room designs created using cork to accent or contrast walls or ceilings. Additionally, whether in tile form or roll form, besides being decorative cork coverings are also functional. Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, these decorative coverings can also serve as tack and pin boards without damage to the cork. Ideal for offices, children’s rooms, and any other area where pinups are wanted.
Cork furniture by Jelinek Cork Group, www.jelinek.com is distinct and exclusive in many ways. Each piece is individually hand crafted to ensure the highest quality and although there are many standard pieces, CUSTOM MADE designs and items can also be developed. Most of the cork materials are produced by hand and are water and stain resistant and like all fine furniture, cork furniture will last for many years under normal wear and tear
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Cork Fashion Collections, produced from natural cork fabrics, are stylish and sophisticated and are used on a wide selection of products including handbags, sport bags and luggage, wallets and watches, upholstered furniture, clothing, pillows, yoga mats, shoes, painters canvases, and more!


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If you would like to see the many other used for cork visit The Cork House, www.jelinek.com/ located on Neyagawa Blvd, Oakville which is located in a historic home converted to showroom and    factory outlet for Jelinek Cork Group

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

CDECA GTA West Chapter at Speers Road Broadloom

Many CDECA decorators attended an event at Speers Road Broadloom  www.speerswww.speersroadbroadloom.com entitled 'Hands On' Installation and gained extremely valuable knowledge. 
Carl French from Speers Road Broadloom organized a professional flooring trainer to attend. His name is Dave Adams. He is a real specialist that works with a number of flooring products.   We we given information on the newest in vinyl flooring; Polypropylene Carpets and how easy they are to live with as well as wood step covers





As in the past Carl arranged for lovely refreshments provided by Janna French-Kugler of SPECA Marketing and Event Planning.www.specsplanning.com


 Thanks to Carl for arranging to have his suppliers on hand for this informative evening


Benjamin More takes another direction....

Benjamin Moore www.benjaminmoore.com  has partnered with Canadian Tire www.canadiantire.ca to bring you a high-quality paint for the interior and exterior of your home.

Origins™ by Benjamin Moore® paints are easy to apply and deliver an outstanding finish that is durable, washable, and fade-resistant.

Available in an exclusive palette of 494 designer-picked paint colours, you'll find an Origins™ by Benjamin Moore® paint for every project.


 Great Display at Canadian Tire

CDECA AGM

The month of April brought us to our CDECA Annual General Meeting and once again our meeting was held at the Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto.  Attendees enjoyed two professional development seminars, a fabulous lunch and great networking with peers and affiliates as well as the Awards Presentations to our Winners of the 2012 Design Competition. As well as all the fun there was the business of our general meeting and the National Board of Directors for 2012 - 2013 were duly elected.

   
Karl Lohnes spoke on the topic of 'FOLLOWING YOUR INSTINCTS, NOT THE TRENDS'
    
            


                                                                 

Fawn Chang spoke on how the topic of " FENG SHUI - THE USE OF ANCIENT WISDOM IN MODERN COLOUR AND DESIGN"








If not for the generosity of our wonderful affiliates we would not have had such a successful day.  Many thanks to all who supported this event.   All in all a great day for everyone