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Don't miss your opportunity to be part of Ask a Decorator® booth during Home & Garden Show
IDRC
IDRC is featured during The Int'l Home & Garden Show on March 6-9 '14 at the downtown Metro Convention Center! Our decor trade professionals will consult the public with FREE ASK a DECORATOR® advice. They will generate leads, get experience and enhance their business image with new mature attendees! We're debating on two or three consulting stations to place in our space so here is your chance to join IDRC's Decor Team and volunteer your time during the four day downtown Toronto show. Contact us now: Tatiana@IDRCanada.org

Decor students who would like to shadow our decorators: this is your time to get valuable experience and network with established designers/decorators/stagers. Your participation comes with FREE show admission! Contact info@idrcanada.org
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Exclusive opportunity for suppliers, dealers, retailers
IDRC
As a supplier, dealer or retailer, you have an exclusive opportunity to display a 3'x5' show-board of your products and/or decor services. Save time and energy participating with your own booth! Our professional decor trade team will consult the public during the show with your product. You can be flexible with your decision to be at the show or not but your product will be seen all four show days and we'll give you feedback. Contact IDRC today and be part of IDRC's booth — available to IDRC members only!

If not yet an IDRC member this opportunity is worth many times IDRC's low membership fee!

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10th FABplus Day: May 7th @ DESIGNERS WALK
IDRC
Our 10th celebration! FABplus Day is going to be @ FABulous DW location — three product knowledge seminars with FAB-lunch and a special guest speaker who will take you through your image and why it matters, tips on how to look your professional best!

If you have an exciting product or service to present to decor trade professionals, please contact our office as one time slot is available to present 30-45 minutes trade seminar. As always, presenters are FREE as members! We welcome your comments or questions — register ahead of time: info@idrcanada.org

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL/CLAYTON MILLER CARPETS

Create your own custom carpet through www.Clayton-Miller.com . Choose from endless patterns and 360 colours to design carpet for condo corridors, corporate spaces, retirement living or any important project. CAD’s and Samples can be ordered directly through Summit with bleach-proof and 10 year warranties and attached pad if required.
 


6 of the most whimsically modern takes on button-tufted furniture
The Globe and Mail
Button-tufted furniture is often associated with oversized leather armchairs and sofas. The kind with scroll armrests and heavy wooden feet. If you haven't seen the diamond-shaped patterning at your grandparent's place, you might have noticed it in a Victorian painting or illustration.
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Design mix-master Jennifer Scott blends different eras at the B.C. Home + Garden Show
Straight.com
Instead of going for a monotonous singular look, today's designers are boldly mixing eras to create layered rooms. And according to Jennifer Scott, a designer who's known for her eclectic style at the firm A Good Chick to Know, there are few rules.
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Custom window treatments on a budget
The Leader-Post
Window treatments can add the finishing touch to a home. While many projects can require a significant investment, designers say homeowners can achieve dramatic results without breaking the bank. "Window treatments are a big-ticket item now," says Sheri Peterson, an interior design consultant in Victoria. Pre-made drapery panels can be purchased at many decor stores and with some basic alterations can be used to create dramatic looks.
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TRNK is out to dispel the idea that straight men are poor decorators
Design & Trend
Style and interior design are not things synonymous with straight men in the U.S. but two guys are out to show the demographics competance with their new website. Tariq Dixon and Nick Nemechek, both 27, founded TRNK with the goal of redefining and shaping men's style and décor.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Modern Wave by Drapery Trends

Drapery Trends has a quality custom drapery program that’s easy to sell, easy to price and has quick delivery. Get quality workmanship, beautiful fabric choices and great prices. Introducing our hottest style- The Modern Wave Drapery. Go to draperytrends.ca to see the Quick and Easy way to sell designer window treatments.
 


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Styling your sofa with pillows and throws
The Huffington Post
One of the behind-the-scenes truths of television, like in design, is that so much can change at the last minute. Recently I put together a lesson on how to accessorize your sofa for Cityline, complete with looks to suit any mood, but at the 11th hour, the segment had to be cut for time to make way for some live coverage of the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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Painting and decorating with the colour pink
The Washington Post
Much of the debate about pink's worthiness in the home comes down to hues. There's dusty mauve, which dates a design scheme to the '80s. And there's bubblegum, which screams "frilly girl's room." With just those options, you might avoid pink altogether. But we talked to three designers about the blush, fuchsia, coral and other shades that might change your mind.
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Add a touch of teal to give your home the latest modern shades
Sheffield Telegraph
If you're still clinging to neutrals and nervous about dipping your toe into a technicolour world, help is at hand. Greeny-blue teal is set to star in decor, and it's a colour that could tempt even the most timid to break free from bland, and splash on a shade that's a sure-fire winner.
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Colour takes top spot
Delta Optimist
Want some gold-medal decorating ideas? Take a cue from the international winter games and bring colours from around the globe into your home. From antique golds, vibrant reds and spicy oranges to jeweled blues, emerald greens and rose-infused violets, this year's hottest international hues create an ambiance that is out of this world.
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Design trends 2014: Colourful furniture, pale walls
Visalia Times-Delta
Whisper-soft, ultra-pale shades of pink — described by designers as "blush tones" — are back. But the '80s haven't returned, says designer Brian Patrick Flynn says, at least not entirely. "What's different about blush this time around is what it's paired with. In 1985, you'd find it paired with mauve and black with tons of shiny brass accents.

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Fine design at Interior Design Show 2014
Ottawa Citizen
If you want to know what's up-and-coming in Canadian interior design, or what’s just plain cool, Toronto's annual Interior Design Show was the place to be. Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, this year's offering showcased a wild array of all things design and decor from more than 300 exhibitors.

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Can drapes and shutters look good together?
The Globe and Mail
My dining-room windows already have California shutters, and I am considering adding drapery to step up the drama and texture. Can I have both shutters and curtains? I swear I saw this in a magazine once.

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Think red
Aiken Standard
Red is an intense colour that has the ability to stimulate strong emotions. It has been known to increase blood pressure, respiratory and pulse rate, as well as heart rate. It is also known as a colour that encourages confidence. Because of the intensity red produces, it is the perfect color to use as an accent in home decor.
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IDRC Transportation Partners

ShipTips: We encourage you to explore transportation opportunities through IDRC and check a comprehensive comparison of rates to several major Canadian cities through IDRC logistic providers. For more information on these programs contact: logistics@idrcanada.org or call 416-494-0401 / 1-888-494-0401.


 

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