Today I’m (FINALLY) sharing my Interior Design Show 2014 experience with you. I took many photos and picked up many cards/brochures and I’ve managed to whittle it down to my absolute faves for your perusal.
AERIN at Cocoon Furnishings
Aerin Lauder (granddaughter of Ms. Estee Lauder) has made her way into the luxury home decor and furnishings market through her lifestyle brand AERIN. Cocoon Furnishings is the exclusive supplier of the AERIN home line in Canada. You can also browse them here. Their booth featured just some of the gorgeous wares from this line. Loving all the gold and mahogany. Sadly even her picture frames are well out of my budget.
The studio north area of the show features mostly Canadian (and some international) studios that create one-of-a-kind and custom design pieces that are unique and forward-thinking. Always a highlight of the show for me.
Clockwise from top left: 1. Coffee table from of design inc. 2. Lighting from Morba 3. Birdfeeder from Nieuw. 4. ubagaan from the National Design Collective (this is so cool, part bench -part toboggan, read all about it here) (credit for the ubagaan, bottom right, is the National design collective website) 5. bookends by MSDS Studio,
Loved the booth from Mettro. Who wants plain old subway tiles when you can have their beautiful tiles?
Seriously, Ikea ALWAYS nails it with their booth at IDS. They are fabulous at showing how to incorporated their affordable designs and decor with to make them look like you spent a bundle. You always leave saying “That was IKEA?” This year was not different from the bathroom vanity on a wall of gold tile to the antique settee upholstered in their affordable fabric line. As usual IKEA was a hit.
A new discover y at IDS this year was Innit Construction. Their line of super fun and highly comfortable indoor-outdoor chairs made from vinyl cording are awesome. The have the classic (Acapulco), a rocker, bar stools and more. Super fun furniture for your deck. I also was also considering the Concha dining chair (on the left below) for my new table, but the price point is a bit high. (Also, these are going to be carried at the Bay soon).
And one of my favourite booths of the show was from Home Hardware Beauti-Tone paint which featured artist Amy Shackleton who created this amazing art using their paint. And you got to watch her work! (At least when I was there eon Saturday). Very fun.
Although the show was packed with lots of other amazing things, those are the high points of my visit.
Did you go to the show? If not I would highly recommend it to you next year. If you did go, what were your faves?