IDS12 Interior Design Show Toronto

Posted by Gillian Gillies | 28 Jan, 2012 | No Comments on IDS12 Interior Design Show Toronto
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The Interior Design Show is well worth a visit this weekend. Yesterday (Friday) was trade day and the show did not disappoint, here are a sampling of my top exhibitors to visit.

Studio North highlights new products and designs from young and upcoming designers. It’s always packed with inspiration.

Heidi Earnshaw Design

Heidi’s daybed was so comfortable it was pretty hard to leave! I love the fact that this piece can be instantly changed by removing the down filled topper – leaving you with a with a flat surface – great for doubling up as a coffee table. I would love to see this piece with the topper case in a contrasting fabric. A sunny Chartreuse to contrast with the grayed linen base.

J K. Studio

I always gravitate to natural materials and I love rabbits – so this area designed by Jeremy Kehoe stopped me in my tracks.

Brothers Dressler

My photograph is really rubbish, so please check out their website – genius!!!

There was a little bit of a regal theme (not that this in itself is a bad thing), scattered throughout the show. Blame it on Kate & Wills!

For a pop of colour you can’t beat Kate Thornley-Hall’s area carpets & toss pillows.

For those who want paired down regal, Identity Apparel offered ‘her majesty’ tosses using old army surplus blankets – great for the cottage.

Am Studio showcased their amazing collection of pendant fixtures. Why have blah when you can turn something like this on every day! Another bad photograph by me – sorry!

Talking of everyday joy – Au Lit Fine Linens made me just want to curl up and fall asleep. I loved this bed. I love the fact that the linens don’t have to be perfectly pressed to look fabulous. I am hoping that the trend of looking like we sleep in a freshly laundered and ironed bed every night is fading. Real life living shouldn’t be that tight and constrained.

Enjoy the show – general admission this weekend is from 10am – 7pm today and till 6pm on Sunday. Me, I’m attending The Canadian Design Bloggers Meetup!

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