Home Decor

Designer Aaron Hooey's favourite home decor trends

The Interior Design Show opens on January 26 (and runs to the 29th) and in anticipation of what is known as Canada’s largest contemporary design fair, we spoke to some of the top talent in home decor about what inspires them, their best tips and the hottest trends to look out for this year.

Aaron Hoey

The Interior Design Show opens on January 26 (and runs to the 29th) and in anticipation of what is known as Canada’s largest contemporary design fair, we spoke to some of the top talent in home decor about what inspires them, their best tips and the hottest trends to look out for this year.

Q: What’s the one must-have for your home this year?
A: SKLO mobile, made in Eastern Europe by master glass blowers. Absolutely stunning in every way.

Q: What new colour are you excited about this year? What colour combinations are inspiring you this year?
A: Gray has become a staple in the home assortment. It is the new classic colour. Don’t be afraid of colour – bright lemon, bright green, orange poppy can be fun when used right (colours in spring collection).

Q: What’s one design trend you are excited to see come back?

A: Wallpaper. The use of wallpaper in fun, imaginative ways.

Q: What’s your design motto?

A: Mixing materials as well as texture so there is balance within a room (i.e. glass coffee table and cement side table)

Q: How has the way people live in their spaces changed? How will it continue to change?
A: There is no formal living in society any more. Comfort and ease drive our design and existence within our homes. Formal living rooms could become a library. The living room, dining room and library have all become one.