A Day with Colin and Justin
I am a very lucky girl! I got to attend last week’s Interior Design Show with three hot designers, and I do mean hot.
There were so many great things to see and feel and touch and it seemed it went from good, to better to amazing.
Particularly interesting was the modern systems from Resource Furniture, where all the pieces transformed from one thing into another. For instance, the wall unit with the flat-screen TV hanging from it turns 180 degrees to reveal a fold-down bed. And a narrow console table opens up to become a dining table for up to 12 people. These pieces really hit the mark for condo dwellers living in tight spaces. All of the pieces are imported from innovative European companies and are extraordinarily modern in feel and function. My dates were duly impressed.
The carpets we saw from W Studio and Weaver’s Art were scrumptious. They spanned the style range from classic and sophisticated to funky and bright. I particularly liked the colour mix of grey, beige and brown in “Sahar” from W Studio, above.
Rick Mugford and Caroline Robbie of Quadrangle Architects set up a diorama in a shipping container called “How Do We Live,” which they describe as a tongue in check look at the delicousness of design. I just thought it was huge fun!
There were also great new taps at sinks at the Blanco Canada booth, where they presented their new Silgranit products, which are made of 80 percent natural granite. It makes an ordinary sink scratch proof, chip resistant, stain resistant — and food can be prepared or cut on the surface without making a mark. I want one!
There was so much to see at IDS and so little time! But Colin and Justin and Glen and I made the most of the time we had and saw everything we could.