As a decorator I am instinctively drawn more to furnishings, finishes and accessories than any items that require mechanical or structural consideration. I’ll happily pick out tiling and stone options, cabinet profiles, hardware, fixtures and a backsplash for a kitchen or bath, but I’d still rather do a living room or bedroom any day! Therefore I found the offerings at IDS 10 to be a little out of my comfort zone, as there were way more kitchen, bath and fireplace exhibitors than anything else. (I guess that’s why it’s called the Interior Design Show and not the Interior Decorator’s Show)
Nevertheless I still took some shots of my favourite finds for you:
This vignette in the featured space by Ink and Mung Leung was quite striking.
I loved the elegant tufted velvet daybed from Roomy Interiors
Klaus by Nienkamper’s pendants had a twinkling sculptural quality
The beautiful Hermes-orange studded console from Snob is divine
Clayton Budd’s interpretation of a tartan in rug form, one of the winners of the Weaver’s Art ERA contest
The creative display of multicoloured shopping carts stocked with eclectic Canadian goodies at the Drake Hotel General Pop-Up Store.
The amazing range of colours available from Viking that pep up your average appliance
The low profile bowls by Katherine Morley
The fabulous black, grey and yellow sample board from Threadcount
The raw quality of the salvaged wood furniture by North on Sixty
The orchid photo wall from The Art Stylists
FTL +SC Studio’s interpretation of a garden shed, complete with a fabulous green hide meant to mimic grass
Croma’s Tromp D’Oeil kitchen
What did you think?