Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Quilting in Fashion & Decor

I have noticed a trend in quilted items lately.  They are showing up in fashion and design, everywhere and on everything.  Quilting is a very old method of creating design and we all remember the quilts of our youth and those our grandmothers made way back.  Well it has survived and is a strong design style once again and finds it's way into contemporary design as well as traditional.







CDECA Professional Development Boot Camp

Last week I attended the annual PD Day for CDECA which was held this year at the Westin Prince Hotel.
What a line up...

  • Catherine Mitchel, One Voice Productions Inc
  • Ryan Connelly, WSIB Info
  • Neil Felder, LMS Prolink Ltd on Insurance
  • Sourcing Panel
  • Andrew Thomas, Project Management Consultant
We ate well, learned a lot and had a great day networking.  Many thanks to those who arranged this day and to our great affiliates who took part and offered fab prizes!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hamilton Home Show

This past weekend brought together many exhibitors for the Hamilton Home Show, located in the Hamilton Convention Centre.  Once again a few CDECA Interior Decorators participated in the "Ask a CDECArator" Booth providing free design and decor consultations to visitors to the show.

In addition to this, Pamela deVries and myself were given a one hour spot on the Main Stage on Saturday.  Our presentation talked about the common decorating mistakes people make and how to fix them.  A video may be coming soon courtesy of my daughter Megan and her boyfriend James.  Thanks guys!!

Here we are during our presentation

We had a great presentation, unfortunately the photos were barely visible as the lights could not be turned down... oh well

 This would be for a little princess, all in a silver shade
and a matching dresser of course 

 Furnishings by Lofty Ambitions

Live Edge Table from 100 Mile Home & Design Centre


 Outdoor entertaining by landscaping with style