Jane Austen mug, $16 US; Brookish on Etsy.
Design & Decor Blog
I’ve been sharing the highlights from IDS12 in a series of four posts, organized by category, over the last couple of weeks. If you missed the other three posts in this series, rounding up the best woodwork, textiles and furniture, you can check them out right here.
For today, let’s wrap things up with some random curiosities!
With so many quirky items to catch your eye, it was impossible not to stop and pay attention to Metropolis Living’s booth. I’m a sucker for their vintage industrial vibe. If you are too, then pop on over their website and marvel at the creativity behind their pieces.
The look of black and white decor is classic and chic, a beautifully bold statement in any room. Celerie Kemble‘s interior design book, Black & White (and a bit in between), displays page after page of gorgeous, timeless interiors showing readers where, when and how to use this minimalist colour scheme. Whether you only use it in accent pieces or play all along the grey scale, Celerie shows us the endless possibilities that go far beyond anything dull or uninspired.
You can take my word for it or you can see for yourself! We’re giving away two copies of Black & White (and a bit in between). Read on for details on how to enter.
As a born and raised prairie gal, I’ve grown accustomed to being somewhat forgotten. You know, missing out on the really sweet store launches and trade shows or being skipped over by the weatherman. That sort of thing. If you can relate to – or sympathize with – any of that, you’ll understand why my heart skipped more than just a beat when I spotted the new Prairie Tables [retails for $595.00 CDN at ModernKaribou.ca] from Canadian-based furniture design company, Gus* Modern.
I’m sharing the highlights from IDS12 in a series of four posts, organized by category, over the next couple of weeks. Don’t forget to check out the first two posts in this series, rounding up the best woodwork and textiles.
For today, let’s talk furniture!
An old favourite, Elte’s booth was massive and beautifully furnished. My fave part of their design was how they showcased their rugs on the walls, as artwork. This gave them more presence and attention than they would have received on the floor alone because their booth was packed with people all day long.
For today, let’s talk textiles!
Finally! Carpet tiles in fun shapes! These carpet tiles from the FreeSCALE collection by Vorwerk, available through Relative Space, are too cool! Mix bright, punchy colours for a playful kids space or combine subtle neutrals for a more refined look.