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RESERVE THE DATE for 10th FABplus Seminars
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This is our anniversary for FAB-u-l-o-u-s Seminars on Wednesday, May 7th 10 AM to 3 PM at DW, Resource Center, 168 Bedford Road, Toronto – Register TODAY

9:30 AM Registrations with Coffee
10:00 AM New Alternative for Floors & Walls presented by hands-on PRO specialists in decorative wall & floor finishes for Commercial & Residential applications, IN2WALLS
10:45 AM Feng Shui Decorating by Feng Shui Real Estate practitioner and Speaker Gayle Smith
11:30 AM The Drapery Den: ONLINE Detailed Drapery Service for Residential & Commercial Clients. HandsOn advice based on your customer's project, assistance with proportion size, calculation of fabrics, estimates preferences of HW, finished sizes to order, and much more
12:15Anniversary Lunch
1:00 Judit Gueth Design Introducing her new wallpaper collection printed using HP Latex printing technologies. All wallcoverings are available in custom colours.
1:45 Last but not Least- Special Guest Speaker Barbara Aleks Hecht, Business Owner of Hot Chicks with Style. Certified Image Consultant and Personal Stylist since 2008, Barbara has been helping men and women look their absolute best and gain the confidence they need to succeed in both their personal and professional lives.
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Interior design trends for spring/summer 2014
DESIblitz
With daylight hours increasing, this is certainly a great time of the year to combat those neglected interior spaces and outdoor living areas. Transform, update or simply inject spaces with pops of energetic hues. Surprisingly, a few cost effective modifications can really change your lifestyle and perception of an interior space, it need not be a painless process. So what are the current interior trends this season?
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Feng shui principles prove popular
Ottawa Citizen
Feng shui principles prove popular. Feel-good approach creates esthetic harmony and balance. 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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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL/NORTHWEST CARPETS

Looking for in-stock beautiful patterns, large or small, www.northwestcarpets.com has the widest range of multi-use patterns available in Solution Dyed Nylon, 32oz and 36oz. For samples call Summit International, 1-800-461-8103.
 


6 ways to make a room pop with neon colour
The Globe and Mail
For the home, neon achieves the right balance of elegant and electric when added in micro bursts, such as to the edge of a pillow, napkin or serving tray. Or even in bigger doses, as a stand-alone focal point, such as with a vibrantly hued side chair in an all-white or grey room.
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Know your decor terms: 'What's the Difference?'
The Huffington Post
Think you know your interior design terms? Recently on Cityline I decided to play a little game of 'What's The Difference?,' showing the subtle distinctions between words we use every day — and even I learned a thing or two! For a quick brush-up on your vocabulary, with some practical design tips along the way, here's that game of "WTD?" so you can play along at home.
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Turning tired spaces into works of art
Ottawa Citizen
Mary Birtch has a knack for zeroing in on client needs. As the owner of Elite Draperies & Home Decorating, she's travelled the world sourcing the best textiles, furniture and accessories to help turn tired spaces in works of art.
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More consumers choose contemporary kitchens
Charlotte Observer
Consumers are starting to embrace contemporary kitchens. They're realizing this style is more than just a clean, uncomplicated look. It also can be functional and easy to live with. It's been a decades-long crawl to move this approach to design out of trendsetting hubs such as New York and Los Angeles and into Charlotte and similar locations where traditional home decor has been the top choice.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
New Italian porcelain collection by ErthCOVERINGS

The new Memento Collection by ErthCOVERINGS is full-bodied porcelain, pre-sealed and ready for installation. With a timeworn natural stone look and feel, it is suitable for both interior & exterior applications. Designed in collaboration with Italian stone artisan Giovanni Barbieri, it is available now in 4 colours and 3 styles.
 


Experts tell how to use trendy floral decor
HeraldNet
After years of simple solids and geometric prints, the lowly flower is making a comeback in decor. Floral patterns have been blooming all over fashion runways in recent months, and they are slowly finding their way back into the world of home decorating too.
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Turquoise: The colour that makes things happen
Hamilton Spectator
Life is just more fun when you are treated to happy surprises, like an unexpected bouquet of flowers, a call from a long-lost friend or an afternoon off on the first beautiful day of spring. I think our homes need some joyful surprises, too, little touches here and there that make us pause and smile. The colour turquoise is the perfect pick to give your home — and life — some verve.
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Decoupage your world
Ottawa Citizen
Mod Podge — long used for decoupage crafts — has morphed in recent years. Now there's a glue-and-sealer product for virtually every surface, from fabric and wood to glass and metals. Other decoupage brands exist, as well. And decoupage crafts? Projects run the gamut, including purses, high-heeled shoes, backpacks, scratched furniture, glass vases, dishware, canvases, planters — even bicycles.

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What are the home decor trends in window treatments?
Chicago Tribune
The trend of larger windows in today's new homes is becoming more popular because homeowners are looking to illuminate their homes with natural light. Thanks to improved insulation, consumers can enjoy this eco-friendly option as well as energy efficiency.

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Elle Decor's 5 hottest trends for 2014
Vancouver Sun
At the beginning of the year, Elle Decor unveiled its hot trends for 2014. Have you implemented any of these yet? 1. Bejewelled kitchens: Embrace gemstone-coloured cabinetry (think teal and ruby) with brass backsplashes and matching hardware (see designer Miles Redd).

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Nix the neutrals: Undoing open house decor to make a new home your own
CBS 7
When selling a house, the mantra for most is neutral, neutral, neutral. To help potential new owners envision themselves moving in, real estate experts remind sellers to de-personalize their homes. That means removing family photos and mementos and replacing favorite color schemes with more vanilla shades and hues. So as a new homeowner, how do you begin to de-neutralize your new house to make it your new home?
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