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FABplus seminars on May 28th, 10 am - 3:30pm
IDRC
"A small investment in self improvement will pay handsomely in increased revenue" ~ Allen Rigby CSP

FABseminars approaching fast! Please PRE-REGISTER AHEAD to include your company for our giveaways, special prizes, and order lunch! Remember IDRC Members are FREE, Non-Members are $50 or you may JOIN IDRC and your seminar fee will be paid!
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Special Bonus Feature
IDRC
New! Stay-On at the end of our main session at FABday, May 28th and Meet & Greet our Special guest Speaker, Steven C. Bursten, founder of the world's largest interior decorating franchise, Decorating Den and co-founder of the International Window Coverings Exchange franchise will enlighten everyone on Profit Success for Designers!
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9th FabPlus Seminars @ DW, 168 Bedford Rd, TO on May 28th, 2013-05-15
IDRC
10 am - 11 am: How To Gently Attract Loads Of Customers by the CEO and Founder of Coachtactics, Chala Dincoy www.coachtactics.com. Discover the business changing secret to Gently attracting clients instead of chasing them

11 am - 12 pm: Solétex Fabrics: on new eurotrack decorative hardware and finials collection.

12 pm - 1 pm: Networking Lunch - Sponsored and Presented by Delvand Insurance Agency Ltd. On Business Liability Insurance

1 pm - 2 pm: Kravet Fabrics the newest collection of wallpaper from Fornasetti. These wallpapers are memorable and magical, and will surely bring an element of whimsy to any space.

2 pm - 3 pm: faAB Home Fashions "Ready-mades, perfected." Drapery samples featuring our faux custom features, our three faAB catalogues, with over 330 fabric swatches. The ease and simplicity of selling draperies from our distinct lines – faAB Home, FAAB-U-LESS and faAB-u-Luxe. All made in Canada following faAB's high standards in design, fabrics and manufacturing. Three collections, well-priced, value-priced and totally LUXE-urious.

3 pm - 3:30 pm: Special Guest Speaker, Steven C. Bursten, Exciting Windows on Profit Success for Designers. It is EASY when you know insider tips and tricks! Learn how from North America’s leading expert who has helped hundreds of designers build successful PROFITABLE business! As always FREE for IDRC members and is open to non-members for a nominal $50. Please pre-register online.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Distinctive Drapery Hardware

Curtains Up® hardware offers one of Canada’s largest selections of finial designs and accessories to meet all your installation challenges. Our conveniently located Toronto showroom provides an opportunity to see the entire range in a comfortable and bright atmosphere. Modern and traditional designs in a wide range of finishes are available. Contact us at carol@steptoewife.com 800-461-0060 www.alhambra-hardware.com
 


The Annual Interior Decor Resources Canada/Dennis Mascall Scholarship Awards
IDRC
IDRC Annual Scholarship Awards are provided where the prize is matched by the Provincial Board of Education as an in-perpetuity award for each qualified colleges.

Megan Dougherty from Sheridan College and Lisa D'Agostino from Georgian College were awarded this year with CASH prizes as well with Annual IDRC Membership.

All graduates are welcome to learn more under the Scholarships page and take advantage of Special Grad Membership.

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Bentley create home interiors collection
Superyachts.com
British luxury car brand Bentley have branched out to create a lavish new collection of luxury furniture and homeware. As part of a collaboration with Italian furniture company Club House Italia, the iconic carmakers have produced the Bentley Home Collection, featuring a range of lavishly-designed pieces, including sofas, chairs and desks.
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Leggett & Platt survey: Men, women see bedrooms differently
Furniture Today
Men are more likely than women to see their bedroom as a relaxing retreat and do a better job of making the most of their downtime there, a Bedroom Battles survey done for Leggett & Platt reveals. The survey for L&P's Adjustable Bed Group found that a focus on functional design in the bedroom could lead to a more relaxing space for men and women alike.
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Houzz introduces new categories for home professionals
Woodworking Network
Houzz, a platform for home remodeling and design, has doubled the number of professional categories on its platform to serve a wider range of home professionals and to help homeowners find exactly the right pro for their needs. Homeowners will now be able to search for professionals across nearly 60 categories, including specialists in areas such as Decks & Patios, Kitchen Remodelers, Home Builders, Home Media, Stone & Pavers, Cabinetry, Ironwork, Tile, Fireplaces, and much more.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Ready-made Drapery with "Faux Custom" Features

faAB HomeFashions has brought creativity along with high standards in design, construction and manufacturing to ready-made draperies. Quality fabrics are married with innovative styling and “faux custom” features. Three collections offer Interior Designers and Home Stagers, well-priced, value-priced and totally “Luxe-urious” options. All supported by innovative, easy to use catalogues.
 


Throw pillows even a man could love
The Washington Post
For those of us who love decoration, there is nothing prettier or more inviting than a stylish arrangement of European squares and neckrolls. In addition to comfort, you can't overlook the fact that decorative pillows add punch to a room. If you think of it in food terms, pillows are the parsley of decorating. Just as you can spruce up a dull dish with a sprinkling of green garnish, you can transform and update your ho-hum sofa by tossing a colorful, patterned or textured pillow on it.
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Create artful displays with collections
Sioux City Journal
Decorating with your collections is a wonderful way to weave your personality into your decor and make your home a unique expression of your life and interests. Here are some tips I use to create displays with my collections.
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How bedroom colors can determine how much sleep you'll get
Counsel & Heal
If you want better sleep, a new survey reveals that you should paint your bedroom blue. The survey revealed that on average people sleeping in a blue room get seven hours and fifty-two minutes of sleep per night. The poll conducted by Travelodge, however, found that people who paint their bedroom grey, brown or purple are least likely to get a full night's sleep.
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Interiors: Trust your instincts when it comes to combining patterns, paints, trinkets and treasures, says interiors guru Samantha Todhunter
Daily Mail
Interior designer Samantha Todhunter shares her home with her daughters and King Charles spaniels. Samantha's previous career, as a writer and design editor for magazines including Australia Vogue Living and House & Garden, has helped inform her innovative approach to decorating.
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Top 5 kitchen design trends for 2013
SBWire
Whether you're prepping to put your home up for sale or if you're just sprucing up the place, several hot design trends will take your home from drab to fab. One of the first places homeowners should look into revamping is the kitchen. Here are the five kitchen design trends you can’t ignore in 2013.

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How to transform your home by colour blocking
Daily Monitor
You have seen this trend on the runways and in the magazines – bold blocks of color. This fashion trend - color blocking - has recently jumped off the runway and into home decor. To color block, all you need to do is take bold opposites on the color wheel (think red and green, or blue and orange) and put them together for the widest contrast possible.

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Don't miss Webinar on June 5th, noon to 1pm
IDRC
Bulls Eye! How To Target Your Best Customers in 2013! Webinar Non IDRC members $37, IDRC Members $15 Contact info@idrcanada.org or meet Chala on FabDay, May 28th @ Designers Walk

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8 thrifty ways to revamp your home interior
Herald.ie
Windows can be dressed with beautiful full-length curtains or an elegant Roman blind but another alternative to dress a window is by getting a window seat built in. They create extra storage in the seat for blankets and clothing and can be dressed with a selection of affordable cushions to make a relaxing and functional feature.
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Doing a home decor makeover has never been easier
The Huffington Post
Spring fever has many Canadians ready to spruce up their dwellings, whether they're prepping their homes for sale, getting rid of old, outdated pieces or simply looking for a lighter, fresher style this season. While magazine spreads and blogs can provide great inspiration for home décor ideas, finding the perfect look for your home from local retailers can often prove to be a challenge. So how do we get that picture-perfect, on-trend look without spending a fortune?
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