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Happy New Year 2014 to all our IDRC members!
IDRC
May your new 2014 year be filled with love, health and success! As we are saying goodbye to another great year, IDRC is ready to roll in the new year with its colour of the year — 'Radiant Orchid.'
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SPECIAL ONCE-ONLY 'Ask a Decorator' OPPORTUNITY!
IDRC
Our IDRC decorators are READY, WILLING & ABLE to provide their FREE services at The Interior Design Show, Jan. 23-26, 2014.

They offer FREE consultations to visitors at YOUR exhibit on public days for their services with your products plus FREE scanning of visitors on Trade-Only Day, a $300+ benefit for you! All they need is a space for a modern unobtrusive bar top table and two stools which IDRC will provide.

Our professional decorators will be reliably and responsibly available all days of the show tagged on your behalf at no cost to you! Exhibitor will preferably be a IDRC member.

IDRC 'Ask a Decorator' has been a proven draw at many previous Home Shows in the GTA. Contact tatiana@idrcanada.org to capitalize on this ONCE-ONLY opportunity!

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6 interior design trends that will dominate in 2014
Design &Trend
We have finally made it to 2014. So what does this mean in terms of interior design trends? Last year was all about ikat prints, using books as decor and all-white kitchens. What will the big trends be for this year? We have a few ideas.
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See how Ethan Allen furnishes HGTV Dream Home
Furniture Today
For the eighth consecutive year, Ethan Allen is the primary source of furniture and décor for the HGTV Dream Home. The 2014 Dream Home is a custom-built, 3,200-square-foot home incorporating "new mountain" architecture in the community of Schaffer's Mill in Truckee, CA, near Lake Tahoe.
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Why brown is out and grey matters when it comes to styling wood furniture
The Globe and Mail
The wood so popular among interior decorators and furniture-makers in recent years has a particular look — usually roughly hewn and almost never painted. It's about highlighting the material's naturalness and, in the case of things such as re-purposed shipping pallets, its industrial authenticity.
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Encouraging design to go with the flow
The Leader-Post
It's a common enough experience, but one that's hard to articulate: you walk into a space and it feels welcoming, balanced, peaceful. It's not the decor exactly, or the colour, or the style of furniture, but something more elusive — a sensation, an impression.
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4 easy office makeovers for 2014
BusinessNewsDaily
Now that 2014 has officially begun, you may be thinking about an office makeover to give your workspace a fresh look in the New Year. But you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on a renovation project — you can spruce up your office with a few simple, inexpensive changes to your furniture, layout and decor.
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This ain't no little boy blue: Home decor in moody winter blues
Home & Garden
In this darkest time of the year, it's tempting to want to hibernate. The holidays are over, New Year's debris is swept away and Christmas trees are starting to dry up and wilt. So use this opportunity to make your home a warm, cozy place to indulge in some indoor reflection, with moody colours, rich fabrics and a bit of luxury.
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What's ahead for furniture, decor?
The State
Which styles and colours will we be seeing in furniture showrooms — and, ultimately, homes — in the months ahead? One reliable barometer is the High Point Market, the giant home furnishings trade show held twice a year in High Point, NC. For insights from the recent fall show, we turned to two design pros who were there.
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4 easy ways to update your living room for 2014
The Huffington Post
It's a new year and you might like to refresh your interiors, make them look more polished and more personalized. To get a new look, it's not always necessary to complete a total room makeover, or even open a can of paint. Replacing one or two items you already have, or picking up a few new accessories can totally change the look of your space.

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New research confirms impact of lighting and color on design
By Michael J. Berens
Recently published research on light and lighting confirms that, perhaps more than any other element in a space, light has a profound effect on how design impacts occupants. Efforts to conserve energy have led to the promotion of alternative sources of light to replace inefficient incandescent bulbs.

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What are the hot colours for decor in 2014? The experts have chosen
The Globe and Mail
Colour forecasting is part fashion savvy, part sociology and part crystal ball. Last year, that combination brought us emerald, a prediction that more or less was bang on, with bold jewel tones seemingly everywhere in home decor. If the diviners are right again, look for a more mellow vibe — and softer, more comforting palette — to settle in for 12 months of cozy dominance.

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25 simple ways to upgrade your home this year
Babble
It might not be spring yet, but that doesn't mean you can't make a few tweaks to freshen up your home. After the holidays I tend to get a little crazy about cleaning. We like to get rid of old toys and clothes we never wear, and do an overall clean sweep of the house.
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Ship Tips: Shipping parcels to or from the U.S.A. with an IDRC carrier member has never been easier. Whether you are a large parcel shipper or have only an occasional shipment using our carriers is cost effective. For an affordable custom assessment of your company's shipping procedures email logistics@idrcanada.org.


 

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