It's been two years since I attended the Interior Design Show in Toronto and I was overdue for a trade show type business trip. I had forgotten the feeling of meeting people you speak to on the phone or email often but have never met in person, the recognition of social media friends and the connection with new people, suppliers and inspiration. Each time I go to Toronto I think, "I must do this more often".
Here are my highlights and favourite finds from the show ~
This area carpet mecca shows only every few years and when they do, you know Elte has something new and fabulous to share. This year they introduced a collection (a year in the making) of vintage moroccan area carpets. They're plush, irregular, one of a kind and fabulous.
DXV invited designers to realizing their products in a space paying homage to four American cities. The finished product of Pulp Design Studios Palm Springs inspired "Mid Century Resort", was reincarnated at IDS. It's a great way to show product within spaces and for people to see first hand the creative work of interior designers you would normally only see online or in print. I'm a huge fan of Palm Springs so naturally I was drawn to their design. So beautiful!
Taking wood scraps to a new level with his collage tiles made of random shaped pieces leaves each 12x12 tile unique and one of a kind. Available in two wood finishes or painted in multiple colour options, these sculptural, textural art pieces are going on my list of "must use" products.
I've seen this lighting company at past shows and always been impressed with their simplicity, attention to detail and I love that they are Canadian made. With a modern aesthetic and mid-century approach, their fixtures are versatile within multiple styles of design.
Montauk's space is always so simple, classic and fun. One massive sofa or sectional in a fabulous fabric and high impact backdrop makes for a great place to hang out for a few minutes and rest tired feet, snap a few photos and indulge in the feel of the signature Montauk down cushions. (Black & white photo by Christoph Strube under the direction of Boha Design).
Until next time IDS!