Monday, October 9, 2017

Interior Design Show Vancouver 2017

I attended the annual Interior Design Show Vancouver last weekend and finally had the chance to piece together my summary of the sights & trends I viewed. I so enjoy heading to this top-notch show as it always has me leaving motivated and excited about what's happening in the interior design world. Here are a few of my highlights, and I've linked to products and designers especially for those who are located in Vancouver:

Ocean Pacific Lighting always has a wonderful booth. And truthfully I love that there's nothing 'trendy' about it - I can be sure to find classic fixtures that are worth investing in. Like this gold dipped table lamp by Suzanne Kasler above; and that's the other great thing about heading out to design shows or markets, you finally get to see/touch many products in person that you may have only been exposed to online!

It was apparent from several booths that brass (whether lacquered, polished, or brushed) isn't going any where. The lines of the pieces I was most drawn to were very traditional. And just look at the amethyst sink from Cantu Bathrooms below! A real showstopper:

One of the major highlights for me was the Gray magazine stage seminar featuring Alexa Hampton and The Mine's president Michelle Newbery. Their talk focused on the importance of achieving authenticity in your home, and shared designer tips & tricks on how to do just that. Alexa has a wonderful way of mixing fantastic story-telling and advice in order to capture her audience. I'll share more on this session soon!

It's always fun to see how designers create an amazing space within the confines of 3 fake walls:

I finally got to see Benjamin Moore's new matte-finish paint called Century in person, and it really is the most matte finish I've ever seen, and apparently it will hold up to wear and tear/scratches better than other matte finishes:

I love the way a guest's leopard coat paired perfectly with the moss green sofa in Gillian Segal's design for the VIP lounge:

Once A Tree Furniture always knocks it out of the park:

One thing I was very happy to see at such a large show: designated businesses promoting antiques. Not only because I love antiques, and believe every home should have pieces with history, but because in our mass-production consumer environment it was nice to see this promotion of reusing, recycling, and reloving!

There were so many solutions to address your walls, Urban Walls was the perfect fit for those afraid to commit to wallpaper but seeking a dramatic look:

And Bobbie Burger's larger than life canvas art was a dream:

Underfoot my favorite selections were from Burritt Bros, rug designer Ainsley Jones knocked my socks off with this stunning design, I think it's the low and high pile combination that makes it so perfectly textural:

And finally, it was nice to see that slowly but surely kitchen appliances are getting neo-traditional makeovers as well. I think many of us are over the stainless steel that has been around for 15+ years now. I loved this matte black and bronze authentic Italian range from Superiore, it would be a dream-home item for me for sure!

To summarize the above photos & my thoughts on what I saw: rich colors on the walls are trumping whites, brass and bronze will remain strong in both the kitchen and bath, luxe velvet furnishings in moss and jewel tones are everywhere, and sticking to classic furnishings, lighting, and finishes is always the way to go. To see more from the show, head to IDS Vancouver here.


1 comment:

Lily said...

Amazing! Thank you for photos! So inspired by this!

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