Decor Digest
Oct. 15, 2013

Welcome to the 9th FABplus Seminars!
IDRC
Join IDRC Nov. 7th for fall FABseminars during Interior Decorating show and get inspired with the newest thinking, resources, products and programs. Enjoy a wealth of creative information, opinion, fact, fancy from industry experts who are professionals in interior decorating and design. Sign up and join us for complimentary pre-FAB lunch and or stay after seminars for Happy Hour to mingle with your industry peers. International Center, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Hall 1 – Ontario Room. More

AGM, IDRC will be holding its Annual General Meeting in combination with FABplus Seminars at noon, Nov. 7th, 2013
IDRC
All IDRC members are encouraged to come take part in your association and have your say in activities during the coming year. Please sign-up and let us know if you'll be there, Hall 1, Ontario Room, Int'l Center. A box lunch will be given to ALL REGISTERED members present at the AGM. Please be advised that seminars will start at 1:30 p.m. after AGM, same Ontario Room, Hall 1, Int'l Center. If you are NOT ABLE TO ATTEND, please email your PROXY to info@idrcanada.org. Simply state "This is my PROXY for AGM of IDRC for Nov. 7th 2013 as Agreement with Majority decisions made."More

Exhibit your company at The Interior Decorating Show & save 30 per cent of your costs when booking your space as an IDRC member!
IDRC
There's less than a month to go when the International Home Show combines with the Interior Decorating Show for CANADA'S largest fall show for both trade and consumers over four days. Learn all you want to know about interior decor products and applications all under one roof! More

CIL Paints unveils mellow yellow as 2014 colour of the year
The Leader-Post
They may call it mellow yellow, but it will liven up homes in 2014. That's because mellow yellow is the hottest colour for 2014, expected to take the spotlight in all areas of interior décor, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL paint. More

Decorating a vast expanse of inaccessible wall space
National Post
For you to achieve the goal of filling a lot of wall space, remember scale and proportion. It's hard to find a single piece of art to properly fill a wall this size so it's common to use either a diptych or triptych. Often oversize paintings tend to be modern in theme, so if this goes against your decorating style you may wish to hang a large tapestry, quilt or rug. More

Classy decor selection reflects the taste of the marketing executive
Inquirer
After working as a top executive in a multinational company, Paquito "Pen" Roque can now enjoy the fruits of his effort. Aside from travel, he rewarded himself with a condominium that reflected his style and substance. Roque was inspired by a recent trip to Italy where he saw how the houses mixed textures and blended the old with the new to create character. More

Meet Brent Comber: The 'wood whisperer'
The Globe and Mail
Brent Comber is piling on accolades. Western Living magazine named him furniture designer of the year. The dining tables he unveiled at the Interior Design Show West prompted Azure magazine to dub him "the wood whisperer." His pieces have shown at prestigious art fairs such as Art Basel in Miami and, whether sculpture or furniture, are sought after by architects, interior designers and corporate clients around the world. More

Decorating tips for stylish Halloween parties that are creepy, not cute
Windsor Star
Want to host a party that merges Halloween fun with grown-up sophistication? Turning your home into a haunted mansion is surprisingly easy, says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn, founder of Flynnside Out Productions. Just ditch the cheerful orange pumpkins and smiling ghosts for darker, more creative décor. More

Drew Barrymore offers decorating tips, sells personal collectibles
E! Online
Her acting career is very much alive and thriving, she has terrific fashion sense, an eco-conscious beauty line, a booming wine company — and of course, terrific taste in interior design, too! The star is currently a featured tastemaker on One King's Lane, where online shoppers have their pick from very cool pieces owned by Barrymore herself.More

Wallpaper makes a stylish comeback
Ottawa Citizen
It was everywhere — living rooms, kitchens, stairwells, even ceilings. And then it wasn't. Wallpaper's past appeal had a lot to do with its durability and knack for covering up wall imperfections, says Edmonton interior designer Lori Elms. More

What your interior decorator is really thinking
The Dallas Morning News
Look, I'm a decorator, not a magician. My tools of the trade are paint, fabric and furniture, not a magic wand — or a bulldozer. No amount of crown molding is going to lift those 8-foot ceilings any higher. But I try to dazzle you. God knows, I try. More

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