#IDS13 The Interior Design Show

IDS will be hitting Toronto Jan 24-27 this year and you can be sure that it will be one you don’t want to miss. This is their 15th year doing the show in Toronto and Sarah and I are both extremely excited for this year’s show since it’s our first one since last year’s King East Design District Event. But I’m betting it won’t be our last!


The Interior Design show is an annual event that was started by Steven Levy in 1998.  The show features over 300 of the most influential architects and designers. This year’s event will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Ontario.

Some of the designers we’re really looking forward to seeing are…

John Gidding                             Oki sato                                Phillpe malouin

Christiane Lemieux- dwell studio       Andrew Richard designs                   Cambria

Lately, Sarah’s been on the hunt for a new rug. She mentioned that she wanted something with a funky and modern design but with a color that’s not too feminine. We’ve been thinking about a navy blue rug perhaps? We’ll see if we can’t find something that’ll meet her requirement at the show 😉

The Opening Night Party will be an awesome event to make it out to as well with live performances by The Soul Proprietor, Eon Sinclair of Bedouin Soundclash, and more! The party will be catered by some of the many awesome restaurants of Toronto.



House call : Purple Chic

Franky and I will be starting a fun and exciting new series taking a look into YOUR homes to satisfy our inquisitive side. “House call” will be a string of posts displaying our adventures into your works of artistic decor ;).  From people’s homes/rooms whom we have visited to Your Submissions! If you think its awesome, why not show our readers your favorite places! Come on this journey with us and we’ll take you to places you’ve never been… literally 🙂

Last week I saw a good friend of mine’s bedroom makeover, whom I went to school for 3 years AND Asia with(will share more photos of our trip in another post).

After I saw the transformation, I immediately asked if Amy could snap me a few more pictures for our blog. She delightfully accepted 🙂 She really did a fantastic job on transforming her bedroom into a space that truly reflects both her amazing style and enthusiastic personality.

I love the color that she chose. Its a really nice purple called “Pinot Noir” from Home Depot, that highlights the right side of her bedroom and also behind her bed. Also, by adding a mirror is a simple way to make the space look bigger. It definitely adds drama and chic-ness to the whole area.

Additional wall mounted and freestanding shelving from Ikea were added to create more storage space and also to showcase her artwork, accessories, shoes and fabulous decor.

Decorating her shelves are sophisticated jewlery boxes from Home Sense, D.I.Y necklace holder (stay tuned for tutorial! ). Dollarama china’s make a great display for a selection of perfumes.

Isn’t it fabulous! Whenever I’m over at her place, my eyes just wander all around her room. There are so many things to look at, that you’ll never be bored (and that’s a guarantee, or your money back!). How would you decorate your bachelor/bachelorette pad if you have limited amounts of space? Will you invite us over to check out your creative oasis? I HOPE SO!