King East Design DistrictPosted: October 1, 2012
I was reading an article about out of style Interior Choices, when I remembered that there is a design event in town. This upcoming weekend, September 29 +30th 2012, Toronto will be the hosting one of the finest collections of design outlets! The King Street East design district is known for its luxurious elements of home decor. They will be featuring designs for Kitchens, Living rooms, and bedroom. Some of the participating Designers include Italinterios, Boconcept, Klaus, and Sub-zero. What a great opportunity to do some research right? Will update with pictures of our favorites 🙂
W O W !! What an INSANE weekend! The KEDD exhibition definitely left an impression. This gathering of innovative designers really made it’s presence felt in Toronto this weekend. We saw so many different designers and loved sooo much of the festival. Here are some of our favorites!
Our first stop was at Alexander Interiors & Design, a fabulous high end boutique filled with beautiful custom pieces. Gorgeous frame art, chic upholstery, as soon as we entered the studio everything drew my attention. I LOVED the wicker table lamps. I can honestly say there wasn’t a single item that I didn’t like. The frames displaying alcohol types would work perfectly in my future bar area 😉
Cambria started out in the Butter Business when the Davis Family bought St. Peter Creamery in the 1940’s. In 1999, the family entered into the quartz industry to go on to create the most elegant quartz patterned surfaces. The quartz is mined in Canada and Cambria offers a limited lifetime warranty. With the demand quickly rising for the amazing quartz surfaces, in 2007 Cambria finally opened up a FabShop in Toronto.
The Toronto studio features vignettes by seven prominent designers, including Jane Lockhart, Victoria Shaw, Tomas Pearce, Janette Ewan – with overall design by builder/designer Ramsin Khachi, a regular design expert on the Marilyn Dennis Show.
Our next stop was a SubZero/Wolf. Chefs from Anna cookbook series served the guest while we view the gorgeous kitchen decor. The built in wine cooler concept showed that you can maintain a look of class even in the living room area.
Kiosk, a Vancouver based company really impressed me with their contemporary style designs. The unique pieces give the room class and complexity. One of my favorite pieces were the wood (paper) spun rugs by Woodnotes. These rugs come in many different colors and patterns. Not only that, but they feel amazing. Really hard to believe they’re made from paper. The architecture of their outdoor patio design is amazing. The feel would be perfect for a side yard.
UpCountry was definitely my favorite studio. The aviator style couches and decor get 2 thumbs up from me! I will have to look into those in the future.
Can’t wait for the next event!
Photos by Boake Lightroom and How2Home