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With 2013 coming to a close, IDRC would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a very safe and happy holiday season.

As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide Decor Digest subscribers with a look at the most-read news stories. That means, over the next two weeks, we'll count down the Top 20 articles for the year!

Your regular news publication will resume on Monday January 6, 2014.


20. 9 furniture designers you probably don't know — but should!
Refinery29
From July 29, 2013: We've rounded up nine furniture designers who should be on any discerning home-lover's radar. Some of these up-and-comers are more established than others, with their own stores and full collections, while others are just starting out with a few design-forward pieces. But all nine will be influencing the next wave of furniture trends — just you wait!
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19. Checklist for creating a welcoming guest room
By Evelyn Eshun
From April 8, 2013: When creating a guest room, it is often important to create a self-contained suite where your guest can be comfortable and find most of the personal comforts of home. Just think of a hotel suite and the various elements that can be found within it.
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18. The best vastu for your home entrance
Boldsky
From July 8, 2013: The entrance to your home is the most important part of your house. Your home entrance signifies the beginning of your personal space. It is the door through which all positive energies will enter your house. Therefore, vastu for home entrance is of pivotal significance. You may not be bothered with vastu tips for any other part of your house. But when it comes to vastu for home entrance, it is actually prudent to pay some attention.
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17. Behr 2014 colour trends feature eye-catching themes, unique hues
The Leader-Post
From Sept. 23, 2013: Behr Paints announces 2014 Colour Trends with 20 brand new paint colours and four inspirational design styles. With the influence of history, hobbies and the impact of nature, Behr addresses the diverse needs of its consumers by providing an extensive range of intriguing colour palettes and décor styles to serve as creative inspiration for do-it-yourself projects.
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16. Nate Berkus shares his rules for shopping for decor abroad
The Huffington Post
From Oct. 28, 2013: We're anxiously awaiting Nate Berkus' One Kings Lane sale. But to hold us over, Elle Decor sat down with the designer to find to what exactly we should be doing and looking for when shopping for home decor abroad. Berkus' number one tip: Stay away from tourist traps.
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15. Zara brings global home decor style to Canada
Metro News
From Aug. 26, 2013: When Zara fashion stores first opened in Spain more than 30 years ago, they were a big hit. Their up-to-date fashions at affordable prices has always kept the global-style shopper happy. Now home decor enthusiasts have something equally exciting to look forward to: Zara opens its first home decor and style store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, followed by an opening at Carrefour Laval in Quebec.
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14. 6 ways to bring the beauty of origami to your home decor
The Globe and Mail
From Nov. 4, 2013: This origami-inspired home decor captures the poetics of the fleeting, even when built to last. It's especially true when the light fixture, coat hook or table is made by an expert designer. Here are six standout pieces of origami-inspired furniture and decor.
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13. New trends in kitchen decor
CTV News
From Oct. 28, 2013: Every year we see new trends come and go in the home decor business. Like fashion, trends can move very, very quickly so it's important to only incorporate the ones you really love; knowing you can live with your decisions for a long time. This year we are seeing three trends that I think will be around for a long time.
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12. 5 pieces of futuristic decor that should be in your home right now
The Globe and Mail
From June 10, 2013: Home-decor designers are among those leading the way in the creative revolution that is 3-D printing. Continue reading to view a photo gallery of futuristic décor designs brought to you from European and North American designers.
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11. Green Notes from Maison & Objet: 2013
By Bette Stock
From April 2, 2013: During this year's January visit to Maison & Objet (Paris, France) I was determined to take some time to explore collections of exhibitors marked for "Le Fil Vert" – Green Itinerary. Maison & Objet is considered Europe's premiere trade fair for interior design & decoration showcasing the international trends in home fashion. Le Fil Vert was launched in the September 2010 edition of M & O and aims to designate exhibitors for their commitment to "responsible decoration."
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