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: Where do you spend on your home? Where do you save?
A: We typically spend on architectural surfaces such as great flooring and beautiful countertops. Quality finishes we love are well worth the investment and become even more beautiful with time. Where we save is in accessories and decoration; items that are easily disposable and change as your taste and preferences constantly evolve.
Q: If you could only buy one thing for your house, what would it be?
A: Original art.
Q: What material do you love to design with?
A: Wood will make its way in some form into all of our designs. The natural beauty of its tonality, graining and variation brings immediate beauty into any space. Each species of wood has its own language and plays a different character and personality.
Q: What’s the biggest mistake you see people make when it comes to their home?
A mistake we often see people make is trying to stay current with too many design trends. Like fashion, home décor cycles by season. We find that people become less in tune with what their personal décor style is, so if they can stay true to their own individuality, their homes will be intrinsically beautiful.