Highlights from IDS 2013

 Good Morning!

This weekend proved to be busy as I tried to get things done before my departure to Switzerland tomorrow!  That meant I didn’t get a chance to post about my recap on the interior design show last week!  But I have it today!

The festivities kicked off with the opening night gala on Thursday night.  It was a fun time, and why wouldn’t it be with so many bloggers in attendance? Plus, I got a chance to preview the show.

But the real viewing of the show took place when I took part in the IDS Instawalk 2013 hosted by Beige is Dead.  (I don’t have instagram but they let me take part anyway and I just tweeted my pics)  Here are some of my faves from the show.

View of IDS from above…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Art installation as you came into the convention center…..wheeee, balloons!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Ceasarstone, one of the lead sponsors for IDS2013 put together this “Stone Garden”.  Normally I’m not big on minimalism in design, but I thought this was a nice calming break in the midst of the busyness of the rest of show.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA There was some great lighting showcased at the show.  The lovely fixture on the left is from Cocoon out of Oakville, while the eclectic display of fixtures on the right are from Living Lighting on King.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I found my dream rugs at the Reznick Carpet booth.  Hand dyed, hand woven and beautifully designed.  About $100/sq. ft….Hmmm, which means I can afford an area rug for dollhouse.  Alas.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA One of the things that everyone was talking about was the vintage copper tub that the IKEA booth used in its rustic bathroom design.  It was spectacular.  And I enjoyed their rustic kitchen design as well.


 And there was lots of stuff for bathooms too!  Cool sinks from Stone Forest, and cool gold faucets from Rubinet Faucet Company


 I’m really not a big fan of a bath….but this tub designed by might just be the one that makes me change my mind….


 I enjoyed the “candy store of tiles” setup at the Ceragres Tile Company booth, as well as their grey ombre wall of tile.



But one of the coolest things I found at the show was Creative Matters wall coverings.  They have fabulous designs and you can buy them either pre-pasted or peel and stick.  Being a renter, the peel and stick option is great.  And they also can do custom designs!  So glad I stumbled upon them!






And that is it for my summary of IDS2013! There was so much more but these are just a few of my faves.  Excited to do it again next year.