Monday, January 28, 2013

Design Trends

On Friday I attended the Interior Design Show as a guest of Masco Canada and the PR girls over at the blog Beige is Dead. I was thrilled to be asked to participate in an Instagram walk with other bloggers around the massive convention centre where we saw the newest and most innovative products in design. As we toured the more than 350 booths, we took photos of new design trends for 2013 and posted them to Instagram.
For a design enthusiast like me, it was a dream come true. It was like being in the biggest, shiniest, most gorgeous candy store ever!

 As I took it all in, I noticed a few major trends happening in the design world.

The twig chandelier was stunning and it can be custom made in any size or colour. Available from Living Lighting on King in Toronto.

'Crystalmeth' Light

                                                                      All faucets from Brizo.
Polished chrome is still big, but also black, bronze and mixed finishes including glass are hot for 2013.

 The kitchen and bath booths were crazy good. I could hardly believe my eyes!
The Jason Wu bath collection was done in matte black and combined clean lines, with a touch of ornamentation in the form of a silhouette of a baroque flower. The stark black faucet is striking against white.


  I was so busy snapping photos of products that the only photo I managed to get of myself at the event is above. Do you see me in the mirror?


 I was happy to see a variety of metals being used with a trend to softer, more burnished finishes.
Don't be afraid to mix metals in a room; I saw many examples of this at the show.
After seeing all this gorgeousness we were treated to a delicious lunch.

What could be better than lobster ravioli and chocolate cake?

Have a great day everyone!


  1. I really like the faucet with glass handles. Thanks for posting.

    1. I agree, the design of the faucets are so sleek. Especially the one with the glass handles!


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