As always, the interior design show put their best foot forward, showcasing new and innovative ideas that we’re excited to integrate and share with you this year.

Our first stop after checking into our sky-high accommodations with breathtaking views of the city was a designer’s dream of a restaurant. And yes, their food was just as amazing as their architecture!

Second stop – opening night of IDS. A sneak preview of the show complete with eye-catching fashion, music, haute cuisine, glitter, ribbons, and of course wine! As tempting as the Toronto nightlife was, we retired early-ish to be wide-eyed and bushy tailed for our morning seminars.

Trade Day Favourites:

New hardware styles: As designers, we tire so quickly of hardware styles so get excited when new “cabinet jewelry” is released.

Canadian Made: As a company who values locally made, we were excited to see a focus on products sourced and manufactured in Canada. When it’s one of the first things mentioned about a product you can’t help but get a feeling of pride and want to stand behind it. Stay tuned for new wood products to be featured in the Timber Barn showroom.

Nature: All things natural were on the spotlight – soft wood tones, matte finishes, warm concrete and softer paint colours.

While shades of green are personal favourites of our design team, in addition to cabinetry, we look forward to bringing more nature into the spaces we design. Whether its plants on live edge shelves or potted herbs and spices hung on a feature wall in a kitchen, it’s a fantastic way to make your home feel fresh and inviting.

Technology: There are so many positive innovations making technology and design more user-friendly. We are in the research stage of this very intriguing product – Sapienstone porcelain slab counters with induction cooking integrated into the material for a seamless counter. We’ll discuss more innovations we learned about in blog posts to come!

Stay tuned for our next blog post where we’ll share our takeaways from the seminars we attended!

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