Decor Digest
Aug. 6, 2013

IDRC welcomes new member: Alendel Fabrics
IDRC
Alendel Fabrics is a family owned and operated business since 1981. Alendel Fabrics is a wholesaler and distributor of decorative fabrics, linings and designer drapery hardware. From traditional to urban chic, Alendel Fabrics brings forth a selection of fine silks, jacquards, cottons, sheers and embroideries along with a vast selection of drapery linings fitted for every design project. At Alendel, we strive to stay on top of trends and offer products that are current and competitively priced. Researching and sourcing products from around the world is Alendel's main objective, which provides our customers with quality fabrics in modern and classic designs. Located in Concord Ontario, Alendel provides its customers with a user friendly showroom, offering an extensive selection of easy to find colour coordinated samples. More

Mandatory IIDEX show directory content deadline: August 8, 2013
IDRC
IIDEX takes a fresh new approach to the design and format of the 2013 Show Directory with a handy pocket sourcebook (4.5" x 6"). The 300-page directory will serve as a must-have/year-round reference tool as well as on-site show guide for designers and architects. The deadline for the your Company Profile in the IIDEX 2013 Show Directory is fast approaching — August 8th. CLICK HERE to submit your content — company profile + photo now! Bonus: your submission will also be posted to the new snazzy IIDEX Exhibitor List on IIDEX website.More

Business Liability Insurance
IDRC
With liability insurance, you’re protected in the event that your business is found legally responsible for injuries caused to another person, or damage to their property. Your agent can help you choose the best liability coverage for your business, employees and directors. Errors & Omissions includes coverage for financial losses caused by:

• Breach of contract
• Defective designs
• Delay in delivery
• Inaccurate advice or information
• Typographical errors
• Incorrect appraisals

For more information on liability insurance, please contact IDRC Rep. Alex DelvandMore

Europe remains a big player in furniture industry
Business 2 Community
The European market still plays a significant part in the global furniture industry, accounting for 22 per cent of production, according to an Oct. 2012 study by Global Information. Western Europe has nearly 150,000 companies operating in an $87 billion European furniture sector. More

Decorating Den Interiors launches design showcase website
Home Accents Today
Interior design and home furnishings franchise company Decorating Den Interiors is showcasing award-winning room makeovers from this year's 29th International Dream Room Contest at decoratingden.com/showcase/2013. The design showcase features the top three makeovers in 12 categories as judged by a panel of international home furnishings journalists. More

Add a heritage twist to your home
Maidenhead Advertiser
Welcome back interiors with warm colours and stripped-back charm of the heritage trend, which centres around classic checkered patterns and traditional materials such as wood, wool and animal hide. More

Finding a functional, design-conscious ceiling fan
The Washington Post
In the hot summer months, a ceiling fan can be critical. It can help circulate air, cool a room and lower electricity bills. But is it a design no-no? Older, outdated ceiling fans can be an eyesore, but it's possible to choose one that is both functional and design-conscious. More

Fall colour forecast
LOCAL2
Fall is a refreshing time of year to change up colours in your home. Our fall and winter here in the north are so long that a change in seasonal accents is important for our well-being! This fall's forecasted colours are warm and fun executed on rich fabrics, natural textures, and metallics. It's as easy as changing pillows and a throw or an entire sofa.More

Uncommon organizing hacks for common household items
The Huffington Post
As a few creative bloggers show us, creating a clutter-free home just takes looking at the items you can't get rid of (yet don't really use) in a whole new light. More

How to choose the right sofa for you
NoHo
We all know choosing the right sofa can be a little scary. What size or style? Skirted or exposed leg? Round arm or track arm? A three-cushion or two-cushion sofa? Cost? Function? All these are valid questions and should be addressed before shopping begins. So lets talk about a few things to take into consideration before the sourcing starts.More

9 furniture designers you probably don't know — but should!
Refinery29
We've rounded up nine furniture designers who should be on any discerning home-lover's radar. Some of these up-and-comers are more established than others, with their own stores and full collections, while others are just starting out with a few design-forward pieces. But all nine will be influencing the next wave of furniture trends — just you wait! More

5 pieces of futuristic decor that should be in your home right now
The Globe and Mail
Home-decor designers are among those leading the way in the creative revolution that is 3-D printing. Continue reading to view a photo gallery of futuristic décor designs brought to you from European and North American designers. More

Use navy to anchor your home decor
DansvilleOnline.com
Navy has it all. It's a no-fail neutral that looks perfect paired with practically everything, from white and cream to coral and citron. It gracefully sets off every finish in your decor. The timeless classic will never go out of style. And, because it's not overused by designers, it feels fresh and new. Here are six ways you, too, can weave a little navy into your interior decor. More

PBteen and Current/Elliott team up for new fall line
The Huffington Post
Fashion meets decor once again as denim designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott of Current/Elliott have created a home line for PBteen. According to Women's Wear Daily, the 37-piece collection will include furniture and accessories like a chambray-upholstered chaise lounge, butterfly rug and complete bedding sets. More

ShipTips from DJC Consulting
IDRC
Do you have fragile or awkward shipments that require special handling? We have such a carrier partner who specializes in moving these products. To find out more, contact: logistics@idrcanada.org More