Home Decor

Designer Shawn Place's home decor tips and fave things

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.

Shawn Place

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: New flooring.

Q: What’s the easiest way to make a big statement in your home?
A: Paint the whole interior white and let your “things” be on display – the walls are the backdrop to your life.

Q: What are your secrets for staying organized?
A: I wrote a note about it, now where did I put it…

Q: If you had $1000 to spend on your home, where? $100?
A: I’m renovating the bathrooms right now, so perhaps Cantu in Vancouver for both amounts.