cure your cabin fever at IDS14
This cold weather has many of us holed up in our homes, spending much time staring at those four walls and perhaps taking stock of our decor. Has mid-winter cabin fever caused you to have a hate-on for your home decor? If so, it’s worth venturing outside into the cold to head down to the 2014 instalment of the Interior Design Show (on at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre until Sunday January 26), for some refreshing ideas for your spaces.
Wandering the show floor, I spotted furniture, finishes, fixtures, and booth designs that feature a lot of colour, along with unique use of materials and quite a few nods to vintage with a contemporary touch.
A colourful display of paint ‘swatches’ at Farrow & Ball.
A mix of new and vintage by MHouse Inc. with furniture from Avenue Road.
Colourful Feltro shapes become building blocks with the help of imbedded magnets.
This drop in place prefab home by Altius RSA with a vintage roof line starts at under $200 per square foot. Inside, check out the small appliances by Panasonic that are uniquely modern in shape with an interesting added splash of colour.
The Avani kitchen (a new brand by Aya Kitchens), is bold on colour and practical on design. The white island slides in and out – helpful for maximizing small spaces.
Beauti-Tone paints topped their booth with a creative display created from colourfully dipped paint sticks.
Ikea shows how blending classic favourites with their modern products helps to create a harmonious, welcoming space.
Korhani has the most intriguing and entertaining booth at the show, with mannequins dressed in clothing made from colourful rugs and brought to life with somewhat spooky, animated, video faces.
Para Paints booth is a colourful cocoon created with oversized, arching paint chips.
Urban Barn gets witty with music and colour.
Torlys presents a bright pink new booth design along with a new hardwood, wide-plank, flooring line.
On first glance these colourful Mettro tiles look authentically vintage – a closer look reveals that the patterns are photos of old tiles applied to new.