#IDS13 The Interior Design Show (Update)

The show was AMAZING!! We were super excited to see all the new and upcoming designs for 2013/2014.  We saw and Loved so much that we want to show you everything that was there! Seeing as how that would go on for forever, we’ll just give you a glimpse of our fav’s. 🙂

#IDS13 - Andrew Richard Design copyAndrew Richard Designs – LOVE their Patio Furniture!!!  Check out their showroom over at King East.

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Cera Gres – Was Very impressed with their porcelain tiles. The wood grain pattern of these tiles are simply gorgeous.

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Urban Barn – This is one of Sarah’s favorites. Beautiful Rustic and vibrant furniture/decors.

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Ikea – The Ikea showcase was phenomenal! Their booth featured a stylish restaurant concept kitchen and oversize island. The dark window frames and copper bath tub were our favorites.

Here are some of our most desired/faves. I know, so many favorites!

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#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.


King East Design District

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