IDS Toronto Highlight

I recently traveled to Toronto for one of my favourite industry events of the year, the Interior Design Show.

The show and the trade showroom I visited highlighted a resurgence of the craft aesthetic in high-end decor. Here’s what caught my eye this year.

South Hill Home had beautiful unglazed ceramics and Hollace Cluny featured lots of natural rope, jute and twine.

I loved having the opportunity to tour some trade only show rooms including Kravet and of course  Brunschwig and Fils, home of ‘the church of fabric’ (this luxurious animal print is hand woven by a single lady in a barn in France somewhere and costs a whopping $950 retail a yard.  Let me know if you’re in the market)  I was also delighted by the discovery of smaller producers showcasing hand blocked fabric and wallpapers at the very new and fresh MEMO showroom.

Studio North, a showcase of small Canadian producers gathered together for IDS, included hand crafted modern totems from Djuna Day, and Lightmaker Studios was presented absolutely gorgeous lighting, with some of the most spectacular custom fixtures i’ve seen in a while.

Of course, I love the perfectly imperfect. Elte ‘s Canadian introduction of their new Moroccan rug line exemplifies this approach. Each rug is different, and deliberately patched and imperfect in just the right way.

One of a kind hand-painted stools from Hollace Cluny:

….and beautiful Ann Sacks marble tile intentionally cracked and gold filled rounded out my list of favourites from this year’s trip.

I came home brimming with ideas and inspiration and I can’t wait to bring them into our designs!