Chalkboard spice jar, $10 US, Anthropologie.
If you didn’t make it to IDS12 in Toronto this past weekend, not to worry, I’ve got you covered. I’m rounding up my favourite booths from the show.
I’ll be sharing the highlights in a series of four posts, organized by category, over the next couple of weeks. So, stay tuned!
For today, let’s kick things off with some unforgettable woodwork…
Even though Holtz Furniture is known for combining live edge wood slabs with metallic and glass elements to create “organic furniture art”, it was the simple design of their Heart Pine Blocks that caught my eye.
At the IDS12 preview yesterday, we were given a sneak peek at what IDS Toronto has in store this year. There’s SO much to see and from the quick glimpse I saw yesterday it’s worth the time to check out each exhibit!
I’ll admit I didn’t get a chance to see everything, being on a time limit and spaces still being constructed, but here are 5 must-see exhibits to get you started at the show:
If you remember, back in the summer I was working on getting my mom settled in her new condo. After my father passed away, we sold our family home and found a more manageable place for my mom to live. The whole process came with challenges, both emotional and logistical. But amidst all this, my unwavering goal was to help my mom create a space that felt comfortable and as much like home as possible as she took her first steps on this new journey of her life.
It’s amazing how much that sense of home was created through the details. Of course it’s the family that makes a house a home but in my mom’s new condo, so much of what makes it a beautiful place for her came in the form of our design choices. We tried to strike a balance between incorporating things that were reminiscent of the home she shared with my dad her whole life and adding new things that would in some ways help to guide her along a new path.
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