I had the pleasure of attending the annual Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) this past weekend, and there was so much wonderful décor & design to take in! And as a long-time Sarah Richardson fan, having her as the keynote speaker was a definite highlight for me. Here is a little recap of the show:
Did you know that in the past 15 years Sarah has designed 300 rooms over 5 tv series? I've been watching from the very beginning - Room Service, Design Inc (by far my favorite!), Sarah's House, Sarah's Cottage, Sarah 101, and Real Potential. She'll have another Sarah's Cottage airing soon - so stay tuned for that! She also mentioned doing a large renovation on her own home which will eventually make it's way to our tv screens as well :)
Oh, and you can now pre-order Sarah's book 'Sarah Style' which will be released November 4th; it's filled with tips and tricks and is only $20 on Amazon!
And if you are a die-hard fan, get excited because this is happening:
It'll be fun to see what she comes up with! Let's take a look at a few of the other exhibits and products that caught my eye at the show. I loved that brass was still going strong - these chic & whimsical faucets from Cantu were like jewelry:
Another great booth was from Ocean Pacific Lighting Inc, I fell hard for this geometric fixture, and the Lucite & brass combo on the right:
There were a few lovely booths set up for Dinner by Design - showcasing tabletop décor at it's finest. This first one is by the talented Gillian Segal, all the jewel-toned flowers and gold flatware made for a perfect setting:
Every year I look forward to seeing the Princess Margaret Grand Prize Showhome for the Hospital Lottery, and this year definitely doesn't disappoint. Brian Gluckstein completed the interior design, and winners will get the home fully furnished (valued at a cool $4 million), plus $25,000 cash! Not a bad deal, hey? Let's take the luxurious tour (click to enlarge photos):
The wide entry and hallways with grey herringbone pavers gives such a luxe feel!
Love that touch of brass in the built in:
After seeing these photos, I think the kitchen is the crown-jewel of the home. I adore the gas range and the stunning cabinetry in the island:
Notice the mirrors in front of the windows - perfect pairing of function and beauty!
Wow! Love all of the details here. To see even more of this home head overhere.
And speaking of Brian Gluckstein, I had the chance to see him speak at last year's IDSwest and he was fantastic! I learned so much, and it's got me excitedly anticipating this year's show. The festivities start this Thursday September 25th for Opening Night, and everyone's favorite Canadian designer, Sarah Richardson, will be speaking on Saturday afternoon. Will you be going? Hope to see you there!
We are all gearing up for the transition into fall fashion - and with autumn comes all things plaid and tartan! I love this look both dressed up or dressed down. A coat, a shirt, pants or a skirt, plaid will add a luxe look to your fall wardrobe: