Blogs tagged - Home Decor

Summer Inspiration from HGTV's Backyard Builds

Jul 13, 2017

Now that SUMMER is here it is the time to give your backyard a little TLC.  

We’ve taken to heart what Sarah Keenleyside and Brian McCourt of HGTV’s Backyard Builds did during their first season.  We know not every...

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bluebellgray at Simons

May 16, 2016

Spreading happiness and colour with contemporary watercolour style prints, bluebellgray brings colour and art into the home. On May 14th, the DMC team organized a fabulous launch event at Simons Square One for the Scottish textile brand, bluebellgray.  Carrie, brand ambassador and coordinator at bluebellgray, flew in from Scotland to host the event and tell the story behind their iconic textile prints! 

Leading the floral trend and stocked worldwide in...

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It's Here. Sarah Richardson's second book At Home: Sarah Style and new linens for the home

Nov 5, 2015

Last Thursday, we hosted a private media event for the launch of Sarah Richardson’s new book “At Home: Sarah Style” and a preview of her new bedding and kitchen linens collection. The collection includes bedding, accent pillows and kitchen and table linens in four mix and match palettes of fr...

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Toofifteen & bluebellgray collectibles featured at first-ever Design Exchange Design Auction

Jun 26, 2015

This past May the design community came together to support the inaugural Design Auction to benefit the Design Exchange, Canada’s first and only design museum. 

Co-chaired by Tommy Smythe, Arren Williams and Raymond Girard, design admirers, novices and professionals bid their way through modern collectibles, unique furniture and exquisite accessories and DMC’s very own Toofifteen and bluebellgray took part in the highly anticipated night. 

First...

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DMC Home Reno Obsessions: Spray-Net

Jun 19, 2015

We here at DMC appreciate the value of a dollar but let’s be honest, we have Champagne taste on a prosecco budget. When it comes to home renovations, we put our money where it counts. DMC has begun working with Spray-Net, a one day exterior paint solution company that provides a facelift so impressive you won’t need to replace other costly items like windows, doors or siding. 

Founded in 2006 by a Quebec student painter with an eye for longevity and a s...

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AURA by Tracie Ellis makes its Canadian debut

Jun 3, 2015

We have a particular affinity towards home décor here at DMC and never have we seen a homewares collection quite like the one AURA by Tracie Ellis debuted at Simons locations earlier in May.

The Australian home decor brand offers up a selection of eye-catching and trendy (but classic) geometric prints and brightly coloured bed linens, pillows, rugs and accessories.

Although each piece is made in Australia, the bra...

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Design Duo Back Together for Sarah's Rental Cottage

Apr 24, 2015

They came, they saw, the reno’d.  Having not appeared on television together in two-and-a-half years, design duo Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe are back at it again (with plenty of that classic witty banter) for Sarah’s Rental Cottage.  This time around they were joined by Sarah’s husband Alexander – minister of exteriors for all her projects. In the six part miniseries on HGTV, the trio renovated a retro 1950’s cottage in Parry Sound and left no...

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Celebrate Clean with TooFifteen

Apr 10, 2015

After an indulgent Easter weekend filled with copious amounts of caramel filled milk chocolate, wine and savoury treats, TooFifteen’s “Clean” themed event couldn’t have happened at a better time. 

With its partners Greenhouse Juice Co and This is a Feast, TooFifteen gathered at Type Books on Queen St. West on April 7 to officially lau...

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DMC and Bluebellgray Celebrate Spring

Mar 20, 2015

Today is officially the first day of Spring (thank God) and with a new season we here at DMC have plenty to be excited about. Last week at the exquisite Colette Grand Café, surrounded by Scottish thistle and selfie sticks, bluebellgray joined DMC and some spring eager media for an intimate lunch to discuss all things new with the brand.

Since it’s Canadian debut last year, the Scottish export has been planting its way into homes, m...

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Who Needs to Wait Until Spring #Toorganize with @Toofifteen?

Feb 18, 2015

As the snow continues to fall (as do our hopes of temperatures staying below -10 degrees) it doesn’t seem like we’re getting any closer to spring and spring-cleaning.  Why wait for a warmer season to start organizing and purging? Well, we here at DMC are starting our annual cleaning ritual early and we’re saying good riddance to clutter and good-bye to mess, all with the help of the very cool and very stylish, Toofifteen.

Sister’s, Ashley Botten an inte...

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Our favourites from IDS 2015!

Feb 4, 2015

It was a sea of luxurious soaker tubs, terrarium lighting fixtures and yellow kitchens at the annual Interior Design Show in Toronto this year.  Along with some of our friends at HGTV’s Income Property, we walked the floor at the Opening Night Party and again on Trade Day. Here are a few things that got us inspired for home in 2015:

Caesarstone – Picture this: a giant circular swing set, men in kilt’s playing a game of...

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Sarah Richardson Celebrates the Launch of her First Book - Sarah Style

Nov 28, 2014

On November 4th, Toronto’s design, media and fashion elite came together at St. James Cathedral to celebrate the launch of Sarah Richardson’s first design book Sarah Style, published by Simon and Schuster. Canada’s largest design book to date, Sarah Style is a culmination of images, information, tricks, tips and design concepts from Sarah’s projects over the last decade, including her five hit HGTV series’. Wi...

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Canada Welcomes Scottish Design Darling Bluebellgray

Oct 2, 2014

Last week, despite the official end of summer, Canada welcomed colourful florals in with the arrival of Scottish design darling bluebellgray. In a luxurious private suite at the Shangri-La Hotel, Fiona Douglas, creative head of the textile company, invited selected media to join her for an intimate tea.

Over scones with excessive amounts of clotted cream, journalists chatted with Fi about colour, inspiration, art and of course, her home...

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the shopping list: Father's Day

May 22, 2014

It's never too early to start thinking about gift ideas for Dad - we've got you covered from fashion to finance and paint to Pluck!


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Spring Floor Refresh with PARA's FloorGUARD

Apr 28, 2014

With spring in the air and winter officially banished, Canada’s premier paint brand is pleased to announce the launch of their new FloorGUARD Hybrid Technology Porch & Floor line. Just in time to rescue your home from the effects of an extremely harsh winter, FloorGUARD provides excellent protection against dirt, stains and abrasions like an alkyd based paint, but with the convenience of easy water clean up, low odour and fast dry of a latex paint. FloorGU...

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