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FABplus has come & gone and best is yet to come!
IDRC
Another great FABplus day at the exclusive DW Resource center! We had six fabulous seminars and everyone stayed to the end. Our special thanks goes to COACHTACTICS, SOLETEX Fabrics, KRAVET Fabrics, faAB HOME Fashions, guest speaker Steven C.Bursten (founder of Decorating Den), DELVAND Insurance Agency sponsor of Lunch & Decor Insurance provider. Stay tuned to our FABplus 10th anniversary which we promise will stand out above all as a really special event mid October 2013. Get front of the line with your registration to avoid disappointment for what has become the best of seminars presented under IDRC. Remember IDRC members are always FREE and new members are welcome!
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Top apps: Interior decorating apps
PostBulletin.com
After all that spring cleaning, it's time to freshen up your home for summer with a little renovation. The following apps are full of small projects and major makeover ideas for your home. Whether you're wanting to explore retailer catalogues, experiment with colour options, or photograph a room with interactive design tools, there's something here for all your decorating needs!
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Show off in the Textile Design Expo at IIDEX Canada together with IDRC
IDRC
The Textile Design Expo is a pavilion of manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of fabrics, wall coverings and window treatments sponsored by IDRC at IIDEX Canada 2013 on September 26 and 27 in Toronto. The show attracts 350 exhibitors in all design specialties and 15,000 attendees from across Canada and the bordering states and includes education, networking, awards, tours and more.

Special opportunity for IDRC members to participate with a discount of 10 per cent off regular IIDEX price.

Join with your fellow suppliers to give IDRC a fabulous showcase at IIDEX 2013! Contact Tatiana@idrcanada.org and or 416/888-494.0401

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Traditional Designs And Finished In HD Resin

Beautifully detailed hand finishes resin finials in traditional shapes are the hallmark of the Curtains Up® collection. Steel or wood poles to 3" diameter make a most impressive installation. Dozens of hand applied finishes available. Contact us at: carol@steptoewife.com 800-461-0060 www.alhambra-hardware.com
 


Noguchi lamp designs inspired by Japanese paper lanterns still light up modern home decor
The Washington Post
The round, white, paper light shades sold at Ikea for $5 are a familiar item in contemporary interior design. But these inexpensive lanterns are knockoffs of light sculptures created by the renowned artist Isamu Noguchi in the early 1950s. The Noguchi lamps — called akari, the Japanese word for light — were inspired by traditional Japanese lanterns used in ancestor worship. Over the decades, the akari became classics of mid-20th century modern home decor.
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Cottage comforts: Make a clean start on the season
The Gazette
Whatever its style, Chantal Boulé says the cottage is meant to be comfortable and welcoming. Boulé is an interior decorator and owner of Vie de Campagne, a store on Sherbrooke St. in Westmount that specializes in city and country decor and design. She outfits some pretty big and expensive vacation homes, but Boulé says her favourite summer getaways are houses without an iota of pretension.
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Find decor inspiration in your closet
CNN
Interior design expert Erin Gates, founder and editor of popular lifestyle blog "Elements of Style," recommends looking in your wardrobe closet for inspiration. Whether she's decorating a sailboat in San Francisco or a studio apartment in Boston, Gates looks for parallels between fashion and popular interiors. "The trends translate between the two seamlessly," Gates says.
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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.
 


How to decor your stairs in summer
Oye! Times
Stairs is one of the most important elements of any building because stairs link two or more floors and can be built and finished of different kinds of materials. Stairs may be straight, round or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles. However, sometimes stairs are taken for granted. But to make a home beautiful, it is necessary to décor stairs also. One should not neglect stairs decoration as it’s an important part of house.
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Achieve that country feel
Express
The perfect style for those lovely summer months is something fresh, carefree and comforting. But what's the answer? Opting for country inspired décor would work wonderfully with the longer lighter days. Generating a feeling of nostalgia, rustic additions to your house will instantly create that homely feel. Interested? Then read on.
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Indian style home decor ideas
Boldsky
The Indian style home decor is truly capable of inducing more positive energy and colour to your life. An assorted abundance of accessories, various types of soft and shiny fabrics, along with catchy and vibrant colours are the focal points of Indian style interior decor.
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11 ways to do big things with your small space (on a tiny budget)
The Fashion Spot
We've all been there. Some of us are currently there. Where, you ask? A small apartment. As more and more young adults flock to cities and forgo owning homes and cars to pay off student loans, or just enjoy an active lifestyle, small apartment dwelling is on the rise. Your mom may find the prospect bleak, but you certainly don't have to. Check out some tried and true ways to maximize space and create a cozy little corner in the big bad city that's all your own.
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Is there such thing as a West Coast look?
Vancouver Sun
Once again we've partnered with five local retailers to explore five areas of home decor including outdoor and casual, rugs and flooring, kitchen and dining, accents, and hot products. From among their offerings each week, we're hoping you'll vote for the furnishings that you think best represent West Coast living to you.

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Top 50 interior design websites
The Telegraph
The good weather is finally here. There is no better time to get off the sofa and spruce up your home. But while it can be a fantastic resource, the web can also be a labyrinth.

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Wall decals offer trendy, temporary transformation
Herald Net
Wall decals have taken off as an easy, affordable and temporary way to transform a room. The flexible vinyl decals come in dozens of colors and hundreds of designs, everything from animals and music notes to funky patterns and religious symbols.

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Instant home upgrade: 9 brilliant design picks under $100
Oye! Times
Those rolickin' good times from the weekend marked the official start to summer — finally. So, to bring that sunshine indoors, we tapped Haus Interior's Nina Freudenberger for some easy decor upgrades. Raised on Long Island and based in Venice, the design maven knows a thing or two about sunny style — just take a peek into her artfully-curated WeHo boutique (her second expansion after NYC) and you'll see why she's taken both coasts by storm. Here, her under-$100 picks — everything from rope hurricanes to dip-dyed stools. Now, this is how you do a proper "haus" warming!
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Luxury for a lifetime
Calgary Herald
What makes a product luxurious? Is it the smell of the wood, be it mahogany or walnut? Is it the careful application of the stain, which looks as if it's always been there? Perhaps it's the journey of the piece? The story of how it was transformed by the hands of a skilled craftsman into a remarkable item for the home from a tall tree in the B.C. interior. For those looking for furniture that is not only going to work in the home but add a layer of luxury to the décor, all of the above ring true. The story of how a piece came to be is in the forefront of people's minds when looking to purchase quality home furnishings.
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