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Inspiring design from the 2013 Interior Design Show

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Inspiring design from the 2013 Interior Design Show

Inspiration overload at IDS 2013  The one party I never miss is the annual Interior Design Show (IDS) opening night gala in Toronto. It's a fabulous way for me to start off the new year, catching up with my industry friends and colleagues all under one roof! Giddy with anticipation – or was it the flowing Prosecco? – I wandered from booth to booth snapping photos of some of the highlights of the show, which I'll share with you here. If you've never attended IDS you should mark your calendar and plan to attend with some friends next January. Like me, you'll be inspired by beautiful design and decor, get the scoop on the latest home decor products and see unique works by talented artisans from painters to woodworkers to rug designers. Here are my standouts from this year's Interior Design Show and where you can find them. [caption id="attachment_1316" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Rook Table Lamp by Shelter. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]     Above: I love the simple but strong lines of Shelter's Rook Table Lamp, which features a solid walnut base and a linen shade. Below: Colourful powder-coated metal finishes, solid walnut, steel and marble define Shelter's signature modern style. [caption id="attachment_1318" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Shelter's look is young, minimalist and modern.                   Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   Below:  Tomlin Group from Waterloo, Ontario, is a leading Canadian manufacturer of acrylic, cast-iron and quartz bathtubs and basins. [caption id="attachment_1320" align="aligncenter" width="368"] Tomlin Group cast-iron and copper tub. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   Below: Looking like a beautiful porcelain vase, this Tomlin Group quartz basin is a space saver and drama queen all in one. Perfect for a tiny guest loo. Love the stand-up faucet! [caption id="attachment_1321" align="aligncenter" width="290"] Tomlin Group quartz basin. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   Below: Stone Forest sinks are like jewels for the bathroom crafted from natural stone. The sink in the centre, which is made of honed basalt (a natural volcanic stone), looks like soapstone, but is much more durable and soft to the touch. [caption id="attachment_1322" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Natural onyx and basalt stone sinks from Stone Forest. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   Below: This stunning Lady Gaga in Vogue rug designed for Modallion Rug Design by artist Robyn Waffle definitely caught my eye. The company's rugs  are handmade in natural and renewable materials, and are available exclusively at  Reznick Carpets. [caption id="attachment_1323" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Modallion rug designed by Robyn Waffle exclusively for Reznick Carpets.                         Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1324" align="aligncenter" width="414"] Beautiful handmade rugs in richly coloured silks and wools by local designers for Modallion Rug Design. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   Below: I found this wonderful piece of art by Blair Chivers at MJG Gallery's booth. Gallery owner Mark Gleberzon is one of my favourite Toronto artists. You can see his work at MJG Gallery, 555 Parliament Street in Toronto. I love the quote: "Live out of your imagination, not your history." This would be great for a front hall or bathroom. [caption id="attachment_1325" align="aligncenter" width="414"] MJG Gallery mirror designed by Toronto artist Blair Chivers. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   50 shades of Canadel! Below: I loved how Canadel, one of Canada's leading furniture manufacturers, displayed the wide variety of colours available in their casual dining collection. This customizable furniture line is available at retailers across Canada, including Home Hardware  Home Furniture stores. See below for a fun display in Home Hardware's Beauti-Tone booth using Canadel's  pieces painted in Beauti-Tone colours. [caption id="attachment_1332" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Canadel displayed their wide array of colour options for their Canadian-made dining furniture. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   Below: I loved the blackboard walls in Home Hardware's Beauti-Tone booth. [caption id="attachment_1331" align="aligncenter" width="502"] Beauti-Tone had a little bit of fun painting Canadel's dining table and mismatched chairs.                    Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   Below: Urban Barn is a great source for unique accessories like these bold cushions in every colour of the rainbow! They'll add an instant update to any room. [caption id="attachment_1333" align="aligncenter" width="314"] Urban Barn pillow pile in vibrant colours and wonderful textures. Photo by Karen Kirk.[/caption]   Add your favourite find to the comments section below. We'd love to see what caught your eye at this year's IDS. Follow me on Twitter: @kkme123
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