Feb 4, 2015

Our favourites from IDS 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 “how high can you go?” and popsicles aplenty. This was the scene at the Caesarstone installation, which showcased their latest and the best quartz surfaces via a giant functioning swing set. Brainchild of Canada-born, London based Phillipe Malourin, we found this playful retreat both refreshing and inspiring – and worthy of the one-handed hashtag #CaesarstoneSwings. 

PARA Paints – PARA Paints celebrated their 100th anniversary this year at IDS with the debut of their 2015 Centennial Trends Palette. Attendees were treated to a rainbow of larger than life PARA paint chips that hung above the Sherwin Williams Diversified Brands booth – many representing key colours throughout the decades.  Complimentary colours from sister brands Krylon, Minwax and Pratt + Lambert were also on display – our prediction is more metallic in 2015!

Blanco Canada – Speaking of metallics, our favourite (and most creative) goodie bag came from German sink makers Blanco Canada.  Showcasing the latest sink accessories and newest colours, these fashion-friendly folks sent us away with metallic grey eye shadow and a “cinder” nail polish, matching the newest Siligranit sink colour.

IKEA – The battle of the kitchens! IKEA’s installation was definitely one of the busiest and buzziest at IDS.  With featured kitchens from House & Home, Style at Home and IKEA, guests were ambushed with a visual delight of dreamy pantry’s, sleek islands and cosy breakfast nooks.  Our personal favourite?  The IKEA kitchen with its stunning skylight, sunny yellow accents and the high gloss cabinets (very reminiscent of another kitchen we’re coveting, Deb McCain’s very own in January’s Chatelaine).

What’s got you inspired for home in 2015?