Last weekend was the Interior Design Show, 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: Cashmere throw from Restoration Hardware – bought one last year, loved it.
Q: What’s one design trend you are excited to see come back?
Ikat, Fairisle, Navajo and other traditional (tribal) patterns.
Q: What’s the easiest way to make a big statement in your home?
A: Amazing art – even if it’s homemade, make something too big!
Q: What’s fun in design in 2012?
A: Colour – used full blast but with a minimalist sensibility.
Q: What material do you love to design with?
A: Fabric – pretty much anything from Maharam.
Q: If you had $1000 to spend on your home, where? Same question for $100?
A: An Arne Jacobson AJ floor lamp (I’d still have $3.00 left over) – LED light bulbs.