For many home owners, the idea of choosing and looking after drapery can be a bit overwhelming. After all, they just cover up the windows? Right?
This year has started off on an amazingly inspirational note for me, as I was able to visit Paris’s Maison & Objet show for the first time, for an eye-popping yet design- appetite satisfying two full days. What’s it like? In one word: Massive. Seven halls the size of a Toronto design show (for example) of companies, designers and artisans organized by themes such as: Actuel (contemporary, would be the “translation”), Elegant (of period and/or very traditional), Cosy (focusing on soft furnishings, drapery, feminine, casual, resort & cottage), Eclectic (artisan, hand-made, unique).
The very best of design, decor and craftsmanship in Britain and beyond was featured at this year’s London Design week at a number of locations. The sheer number of places to go to, special events, companies and products was outstanding, therefore some serious editing of personal favourites had to be done. It’s called a “design week” for a reason; you really need a full week to do it all!
Here’s a few of the most inspiring things I’ve seen, largely focusing on residential interior design and decor and only from a select few of the numerous venues: 100% Design, Decorex and Design Junction’s two locations.
It is time for window blinds and shades to truly complement your lifestyle by adjusting light, temperature and privacy to suit and enhance every mood or activity in each room of the home.
Yes, it’s possible, available right now and coming to a window near you any moment!
The new PowerView™ by Hunter Douglas delivers luxurious convenience with the newly enhanced window treatment motorization system, beautifully re-designed manual controls and smart device applications.
Roman shades are back! After years of seeing uncovered windows in magazines, we are noticing a return of this classic window treatment, though of course, with contemporary twists and modern updates. Our urban Toronto clients are looking for statement window fashions again, but made with innovative lifting mechanisms and superior fabrics with crisp, tailored styles.