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Canadian style-makers give us a sneak peek of what's to come in 2013

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Canadian style-makers give us a sneak peek of what's to come in 2013

On my recent visit to The Canadian Home Furnishings Market (TCHFM) I checked out two feature exhibits by top Canadian stylists: one by Toronto's  Janette Ewen and another by Montreal's Pierre d'Anjou and André Caron. The exhibits were designed to inspire us with the latest looks, colours and Canadian home furnishings suitable for Canadian homes from coast to coast to coast. They were not about being trendy, but about creating enduring style with a modern sensibility. Here are a few of my favourites. (Visit the  TCHFM website to see more displays by Janette, Pierre and André.) Canada's iconic neighbourhoods inspire home decor: 2013 pop-up vignettes by Janette Ewen Janette Ewen's 12 pop-up vignettes paid a stylish tribute to some of Canada's most iconic neighbourhoods. Each vignette delightfully portrayed the personality of each neighbourhood. Here are three that I loved. [caption id="attachment_1254" align="aligncenter" width="302"] ByWard Market in Ottawa[/caption]   Above: Ottawa’s ByWard Market (Marché By in French) comprises the main commercial part of the historic  Lower Town area of Ottawa. The market itself is Canada's oldest continuously operating farmer's market. Union stools in raw steel,  Pink and Brown. Ludovic mirror,  Plum. Vases,  NCA Design.   [caption id="attachment_1256" align="aligncenter" width="432"] Victoria, British Columbia[/caption]   Above: The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Home to Arts and Crafts–style homes and Edwardian-style buildings, Victoria has become the hub of mid-century modern design. Metal trunk cube with three drawers, CO1132,  CDI International. Mirror in bronze,  Déco-Form Enr. Jardin cotton-linen blend tapestry,  Tapestries, Ltd. Lamp No. 105270 with metal base in rust and cream linen shade,  Gen-Lite Industries.   [caption id="attachment_1257" align="aligncenter" width="383"] Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia[/caption]   Founded in 1754,  Lawrencetown Beach is just 30 minutes from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and it boasts some of the best surfing in all of Canada. With breathtaking views of the sea and pristine beaches, its style is a reflection of a simpler, seaside way of life. Tulum chair in white,  Style in Form. White paper shag rug,  NCA Design. Blue and natural striped linen throw,  Merben International Inc.. Lamp FLS151-9 HUMAN,  Lumitonic. Backdrop,  In2Walls. To see more of Janette's pop-up vignettes visit the  TCHFM website.   2013 Quality Canadian Furniture trends display Montreal stylists Pierre d'Anjou and  André Caron have been designing the Quality Canadian Furniture Trends Display at TCHFM. This year their displays were designed to inspire retailers to create eye-popping windows and floor displays, and they used colours from Pantone's 2013 colour forecast as backdrops to highlight the latest in Canadian-made furniture. We can all learn a few display tips from their energetic and whimsical vignettes. Here are two I found particularly inspiring. [caption id="attachment_1260" align="aligncenter" width="442"] Pantone's Glamour Palette[/caption]   Above: A dramatic feature wall in Benjamin Moore CSP-1200 Cherry highlights wood furniture. A large-format painting is given prominence by being hung off centre. Use patterned rugs in dining rooms to camouflage soil and stains. Dining room by Dinec. Lighting by Gen-Lite. Rug by Carnival Rugs.   [caption id="attachment_1262" align="aligncenter" width="442"] Pantone's Out of the Ordinary Palette[/caption]   Above: Brilliant and cool,  Benjamin Moore 2064-40 Clearest Ocean Blue is a wonderful backdrop for the bright red upholstered platform bed that appears to float in mid-air. Bed linens in large prints and bold colours are trending. Floating bed, Julien Beaudoin. Mattress,  Zedbed. Lighting and mirror, Gen-Lite. Bedding, Textiles Gauvin. Large vases and florals, Le Présent. Tell us how you would use Pantone's 2013 Colour of the Year: Emerald 17-5641, a lively, radiant and lush green. [caption id="attachment_1263" align="aligncenter" width="284"] Pantone's 2013 colour of the year: Emerald 17-5641.[/caption]
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