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This latest announcement for a new "Designers Walk" in Toronto surely puts Toronto at the forefront in North America for resources for both decorators and the public to locate the
latest trends and products for great decor and information. The original Designers Walk is
currently complemented by the great breathtaking face lift of TIDC-Toronto International Design Center
(formerly named SOFA on Airport Road) and the influx of new businesses flocking to the midtown design area
at Castlefield and Calendonia Road, also IMPROVE CANADA more northerly in Vaughan.
We just need now to improve our winter weather outlook!
Kbre Hamilton has long worked as a model and a tavern server, but five years ago when he snagged a dresser at a garage sale and gave it a coat of Emperor's Silk red paint and some new knobs, he stumbled onto a new way to make money.
The 33-year-old opened Hamilton, ON-based custom furnishings business Fresh Furniture Co. — but he didn't bother to set up a storefront to enter the market. Instead he grabbed a phone, snapped photos of his pieces and started selling directly on Facebook and Instagram.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding has come and gone, but we can't stop thinking about the one colour that popped up everywhere at their nuptials.
From the fashion to the floral arrangements, shades of light green pervaded the entire day's festivities, so much so that we're wondering: is this hue's popularity going to spread from there — to our wardrobes, walls, and beyond?
The Wall Street Journal
Hallways are the freeway tunnels of the home — typically unconsidered and unadorned, they blandly deliver people from point A to point Z. In a 2017 Sherwin-Williams survey, hallways came in last when homeowners were asked to rank rooms that they’d fearlessly coat with colour, which seems oddly inhibited given how little time people spend in your average passage. “Nobody is sitting there watching the Super Bowl or reading a book,” said New York interior decorator Joe Nahem. “They’re passing through. It’s less than a 20-second experience.”
Well-lit, surprisingly large spaces in which every possible surface is covered in flawless white marble. Diptyque candle jars, their waxy remnants scooped out, used to hold assortments of lipsticks and makeup brushes. A mirrored tray with just the right assortment of jewelry, perfume bottles, and cosmetics. A hanging plant — or three! — above a white clawfoot tub, fronds dipping just low enough to make you wonder if their owners can reach up and touch them while bathing.
Though many interior-design professionals carry on summer décor traditions their progenitors established, many face space constraints: nowhere to store winter rugs, no sunrooms to fill with wicker. So like New York designer Mikel Welch, whose grandfather proudly gardened a little plot behind his Detroit garage, they adapt. “I secured Mason jars filled with seeds to a couple of reclaimed wood boards,” said Mr. Welch, “then attached those to the wall. They will soon blossom with herbs of my own, just like Grandpa.” Here, 11 other decorating pros’ fond memories and current summerizing strategies.
Globe and Mail
The headlines about the NAFTA renegotiations have been jarring for Canadian business owners. Almost daily, they hear that the talks are going well or that they are going poorly, and it’s hard to know what any of it means for those trying to sell their products and services in the U.S. market.
The Washington Post
It used to be that your books said something about you.
Today, that may not always be the case. Books are evolving as a decorating statement for their looks, not for their content.
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