Design & Decor Blog
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.
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: