Exhibitors recently showcased the latest in home trends at 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: A new dog. My dear Poppy died in the summer and I have decided to make sure I spend 2012 with a youngster.
Q: What new colour are you excited about this year? What colour combinations are inspiring you this year?
A: Ochre and grey I think is blindingly chic.
Q: What’s one design trend you are excited to see come back?
A: An appreciation of craftsmen and an appreciation of quality.
Q: What’s your design motto?
A: Theres never too much colour and never too much quality.
Q: If you could only buy one thing for your house, what would it be?
Even more books.
Q: What material do you love to work with?
A: Crystal fabric and wood.
Q: If you had $1000 to spend on your home, where? $100?
A: For 1000? Entertaining 16 of my favorite people round a table I’ve had all day to set. For $100? Great claret – I’m an entertainer!!