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Another day, another Fabulous opportunity...
IDRC
Our Fabulous Seminars approaching fast and we encourage to register ahead of time to avoid your disappointment. FABplus Seminars are FREE event for IDRC members and are open to non-members for nominal $50 or join IDRC and get this credited on this day. Morning Glory coffee and anniversary lunch are provided. 10th FABseminars will be photographed and pictures made available on IDRC website or used in future promotions. Please contact IDRC if you have a concern about you being on picture. We hope to see you on May 7th at Designers Walk, please Register OnLine.
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Job opportunity
IDRC
Ultra Luxe Linens, a trade-only one-stop destination studio featuring fine high-end linens, is expanding their product focus with furniture and fabrics. An exciting opportunity awaits a design professional who seeks comprehensive exposure to one of the GTA's most vibrant design centres. The role will be multi-faceted and require the candidate to draw not only from their design background, but also sales, customer service and general administration. This role will start as a two-month contract, with the possibility of turning into a full time permanent role. Please submit resumes to info@ultraluxelinens.com no later than May 5th/2014.
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Good as gold: Copper is finally being cast in starring roles
National Post
Copper is mutable. It ages from pink to orangey-brown to blue-green — it's what gives historic buildings their verdigris roofs. Yet, for much of its history, this handsome, pliable and versatile elemental metal has not been afforded the respect it deserves; it's been treated as more of a practicality than a thing of beauty. However, copper has lately been giving silver and gold a run for their money.
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5 reasons going digital can help you go green at your next show
By Trace Cohen
In the spirit of Earth Day, I wanted to touch upon how digital/social media can be an effective way to lower your show's carbon footprint. Printed materials have always been the hallmark of doing business when face-to-face at a show, but more times than not, companies print more than is needed. The result? It will be thrown out at the end of the day. The way to remedy this waste of paper would be to have your company start to convert some of your physical promotions into digital ones. Here are some reasons and examples why going digital is good for the environment, your business and your show.
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White never goes out of style
The Province
As home decor trends come and go, the white kitchen is eternal. And when dressed up with contemporary tiles, or dramatic flooring or countertops, a dominant white never seems to go out of style. Designer Martie Knockaert shows how a predominantly white kitchen can adapt to and complement any added details and finishes.
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Calgary designer favours polished metal set against warm wood
The Globe and Mail
There is a comfortable luxuriousness to a room designed by Nam Dang-Mitchell. Think highly polished metal set against warm wood, mirrored surfaces paired with grass baskets. The Globe asked the Calgary interior designer to reveal her favourite colours, paint and materials, and the secrets behind her style.
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Behind the scenes at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show
Calgary Herald
This year's Architectural Home Design Show, one of the industry's premier events, was attended by tens of thousands of interior designers, architects and design enthusiasts looking for inspiration. Few could have imagined all the effort and organized chaos that went into making it.
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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.
 


8 new home design trends
The Leader-Post
Stu Niebergall, President & CEO of the Regina & Region Home Builders' Association (RRHBA) attended the 2014 International Builders' Show where some of the hottest international design trends emerging in residential construction were showcased. Niebergall takes us through the eight new home design trends to watch for.
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May Design Series to host an array of international exhibitors
Furniture News
Close to 400 brands are now signed to the show hailing from 20 countries from across the world, including Australia, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Singapore, Spain, and South Africa. Making this year’s edition of the show its most international yet with at least 35 per cent of exhibitors representing those from across the pond. May Design Series will bring together the retail and contract communities across five design districts – Kitchen + Bathroom, The Furniture Show, DX, Decor and Lighting [inc Arc] to create a definitive furnishings fair. It will run from the 18-20 May at ExCeL London.
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Inherited furnishings can be reworked to fit any decor
Las Vegas Review-Journal
I've come across pieces in people's homes that certainly didn't reflect their style, but they felt compelled to keep the piece because it belonged to, whomever. And please don't misunderstand, I'm all for the sentimental thing; however, there are differing views and different ways to pay respect.

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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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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!

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Demand for green interiors rising
By Archita Datta Majumdar
It's often said that charity should begin at home. What better way to do that than by opting for green interiors? Sustainable and eco-friendly interior design is climbing up the popularity charts, displaying increasing awareness and concern for the environment. In fact, more and more residences are turning into smart homes, not just in terms of technology and energy-saving devices, but also in the overall use of energy conservation and affordable interior design options.
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