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It's an opportune time!
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IDRC again offers these timely events for you to improve your bottom line before 2013 comes too close. Look at these special features:

• A very special discount to participate in the 3rd edition of the INTERIOR DECORATING SHOW
• For decorator members, sign up for our annual "Ask a Decorator" FREE feature at the Interior Decorating Show in November!
• And just around the corner, suppliers can still show their newest lines at IIDEX with bargain space rates!
• Fall FABplus DAY opportunities for suppliers to reach our decor trade professional members to show fall collections and it's FREE to all members, with lunch and goodies!

CALL or email for specific details on each event. DON'T MISS OUT! 416.494.0401 or info@idrcanada.org
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FREE registration for IIDEX closes Sept. 12th
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IIDEX free registration ends on Thursday, Sept. 12th, with a fee $25 charged afterward. Don't delay in registering for IIDEX 2013! To register now, click here.

The IIDEX Seminar Planning web page is now online. Click here to visit the page.

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Fall and winter trends for 2013
Burton Mail
There are quite a few trends on the horizon for fall/winter 2013, with most revolving around the same theme — nature! This seasons trends seems to be shunning sterile, sleek lines in favour of more handmade items with natural imperfections. Earthy tones are shining through along with golden tones and woodland themed items.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Stunning traditional and contemporary hardware

Contemporary design is a popular direction for decorative drapery hardware. Curtains Up®’s elegant clear acrylic Pineapple finial offers the luxurious look of crystal but with substance and durability. It is light and bright, adding that special gleam to accent any decor. Finishes include pewter, mirror chrome and black. Contact us at carol@steptoewife.com 800-461-0060 www.alhambra-hardware.com.
 


10 ways to use Pantone's top colors for spring 2014
The Huffington Post
It's officially fashion week, which is super exciting for us here at HuffPost Home. Why? Because we get a glimpse of what's coming next in the world of interiors. This year's accessories and furniture will be influenced by the styles, patterns and, of course, colors that we catch glimpses of from the runway shows.
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Pillows pack a punch in rainbow of colors, patterns
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Because accent pillows cost considerably less than a piece of upholstered furniture and are easier to use than paint, they are frequently used to bring in a new color or theme to a room. Choose a neutral base and bring in your color with the pillows.
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  Luxurious Linen And Accessories Collections


Exclusive distributor of renowned bed, table and bath linen collections including Nina Ricci, Christian Fischbacher, Alexandre Turpault, Curt-Bauer, Marzotto, Elvang and Essix. Large variety of items for different decoration styles. Contact us at: info@rogitex.com, www.rogitexcollections.com
 


Let there be light, and modern eco-friendly illumination
Green Building Elements
With concern for the environment growing, many people are looking for new ways of getting light that sap up less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs. It is called eco-friendly illumination. Recently, some startlingly creative designers have stepped up to the plate with a few truly ingenious lighting solutions that are both greener and keep homes lit at night.
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How low-key design can create high drama
The Globe and Mail
When Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said that less is more, he was talking about the virtues of design restraint, but not necessarily minimalism. Among the hallmarks of his projects, which have often been emulated but rarely matched, are high-grade materials, rich detailing, well-considered sightlines and no small amount of flair. This kind of understated opulence, valuing quality over quantity and comfort as well as chic, may look simple, but it can be challenging to pull off well.
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Discovering gold and other trends for the season
The Buffalo News
Polished nickel has some competition this fall. Elle Decor called brass "the metal of the moment." Indeed, brass, bronze and other warm-colored metals, finishes or fabrics are showing up on everything from flatware to flounce pillows.
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Fabric trends sees modern takes on familiar textiles
Newsday
Chintz, which invaded homes in the '80s along with VCRs and the sounds of Madonna, is making somewhat of a comeback. So are stripes — not that they ever really went out. And remember all those ethnic fabrics from your hippie days? Well, maybe you don't. But they were everywhere then, and now.
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Folding screens do more than separate spaces
Las Vegas Review-Journal
I'd like to share one of the oldest tricks in the decorating book with you. It's a secret weapon that can give a home a sense of atmosphere without going to heroic lengths. It's not old fashioned and it's never gone out of style and probably never will. It might even be considered the most unusual object in the world of exotic furnishings.

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Vastu colours for your home walls
BoldSky
When we build a home, we try to endow with all the positivity and blessings that we can. This is because our home is central to our being. It is the sum total of the energy balance in your life. No matter how busy we are and how little time we spend at home, it is important for us to have the right Vastu colours for our home. Vastu Shashtra is the science of directions and energies. In Vastu Shashtra, there is a play of all five elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky.

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8 decorating don'ts that we're all guilty of... but are totally no-nos
The Huffington Post
Designing a home is an art: it takes time, patience and sometimes a few bad choices before we get it right. And although we love looking for inspiration for awesome ideas for our interiors, we thought it would also be helpful to identify the most common blunders. From cramming too much stuff in our spaces to making bad accessory choices, scroll through the top eight decor DON'Ts below.

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Cork, recycled glass, bamboo part of eco-conscious interior design
Rapid City Journal
Sometimes going green means getting blue. Skyy Vodka's iconic cobalt-colored bottles are going from cocktails to countertops, providing a recycled glass surface with sustainability and style. That's just one popular option available at a variety of kitchen, bath and interior design centers. Other recycled glass countertops are embedded with broken pieces of wine, soda and beer bottles.
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IDRC Transportation Partners

ShipTips: Do you have return shipments? Pickup tags are a great way to control costs. Find out more. Contact our Transportation Expert, Dennis Jackson, at logistics@idrcanada.org.


 

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