Decor Digest
Oct. 28, 2013

The International Home Show now a 2-for-1 value coupled with the Interior Decorating Show! Featuring over 400 exhibitors, celebrity seminars, from Nov. 7th until Sunday Nov. 10th at The International Centre, 6900, Airport Road, Mississauga.


Bring you decor dilemmas to "ASK A DECORATOR" for free advice! If you are a qualified decorator/designer, join us and lend your expertise in this popular show feature. Time slots are still available on show days and it costs you nothing but your time that can be rewarded with new clients. One of many IDRC membership benefits. Contact More

TRADE DAY: Nov. 7th 2013
You are invited to our AGM. Get involved! Join us in just two weeks during the 3rd Interior Decorating Show at The International Centre, Ontario Room - Hall #1.

At 12pm IDRC's Annual General Meeting is followed by FABplus Seminars, trade only. Seminar cost is only $30 with free lunch and fully deductible from membership. These proven seminars provide our professionals with the tools they need to give great consumer help and advice on service & product.

PRERGISTERED MEMBERS are FREE for this action-filled day and NEW members also are invited to join IDRC.

IDRC is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to professionalism, integrity and quality trade education and scholarships. Supporting such great colleges as Conestoga, Georgian, Humber and Sheridan. More

The countdown has started to REGISTER FREE for THE INTERIOR DECORATING SHOW Nov. 7th!
Coupled with the largest FALL HOME SHOW IN CANADA! Just a few days left to get your FREE BADGE for TRADE DAY at the show! Free Trade REGISTRATION ends Oct. 31st, 2013, and is for all Decor Trade Professionals, Visual Arts & Design Students.

This is a heads-up saving of $15 for Decor Trade Professional visitors! More

Would you like to answer a potential customer? Be part of e-ASK A DECORATOR
"Hello, I am looking for an interior decorator that could help us find the perfect colour and wall decoration for my daughter's apartment in Montreal. Can you suggest someone we could call and get an appointment with? She lives in Verdun, Quebec. Looking forward to your response," Anne-Marie McElreavy, 2013-10-23.


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Decor with built-in tech
ABC News
The integration of technology into home décor has come a long way since clunky TV screens peered out of armoires and media cabinets; today's super-thin screens can come embedded in the bathroom mirror or attached to the wall like pieces of art. More

Nate Berkus shares his rules for shopping for decor abroad
The Huffington Post
Berkus' number one tip: stay away from tourist traps. Berkus suggests ditching typical markets and heading for some underground spots instead. "Ask where the antiques shops or dealers are — if you're open and adventurous, these tips will bring you to the best places," he said. More

New trends in kitchen decor
CTV News
Every year we see new trends come and go in the home decor business. Like fashion, trends can move very, very quickly so its important to only incorporate the ones you really love; knowing you can live with your decisions for a long time. This year we are seeing three trends that I think will be around for along time. More

Fall home decor trend: Geometric patterns on lighting and furniture
The Huffington Post
One of my favorite home decor trends this fall is geometric patterns. From lighting to accessories to furniture, it's everywhere and with good reason. Geometric patterns are a sophisticated way to add visual interest to a space without being over-the-top (although, you could always take this trend over-the-top if that's your taste!). More

Tips for incorporating gray into home decor, design
The Washington Post
Gray is the new beige. Though don't call it "greige," like it's some cutesy neutral du jour. As colour expert Kate Smith explains, over the past decade or so, the design industry and the public have grown to love complex colors, colors that are hard to describe — such as the manifold shades of gray. More

Decorating a vast expanse of inaccessible wall space
National Post
For you to achieve this goal, 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. Just remember whatever you hang must not look minuscule or it will get lost on the wall. More

Indian home decor tips
These Indian home decor ideas are dedicated to modern Indian couples who want to draw in their homes a portion of their past. These Indian home decor tips can also be followed by those who find the inspiration to have a theme as such. More

Fall 2013 interior design trends: Brass and copper
Metallics like stainless steel have stolen the show for a few years now, but the inclusion of brass, gold and copper has made an appearance as well. Metallics always stand out, and they can look rather stunning when they contrast a simple living space. More


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