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This past weekend was the Interior Design Show in Toronto. I had the pleasure of heading there on Friday with my personal tour guides, Renee Elliott from Re:Creative Works and Mark Savel from Savel In The City as I was a newbie to all of this. Before I show you my adventure via pictures, here’s some background information about the show.

“The Interior Design Show is Canada’s design fair. Since the doors first opened in 1999, IDS has been visited by over 660,000 design professionals, design savvy consumers and media; it has served as a design industry hub providing a unique and unrivalled business opportunity for thousands of design driven businesses.”

So with my badge around my neck, off we went…..

PS….It’s Realty not Reality, oh well!

Absolutely LOVED these pendant lights from Metropolis Living Factory Store, which is conveniently located in the Junction Triangle and even more conveniently located on the same street where my new renovation project is. Their original store is located in the Junction, but here we are talking about 7,000 square feet of warehouse space home to antique finds and salvaged custom beauties.

I really took a liking to these painted logs in one of the exhibits. Unfortunately I didn’t write down exactly where they are from, sorry, but really cool idea!

I’ve become a fan of brass/copper/gold in the home lately, so when I came across these next 4 beauties, I almost died and gone to interior design heaven….

Could it be any more perfect? Of course it was sitting on a factory cart! This tub is from The Tomlin Group, located in Waterloo, Ontario and they had a lot of nice tubs!

The one on my left will be in my future dream home someday. These beauties are from La Cornue, a company that has been around since 1908, has 15 showrooms, luckily with one in Toronto and recognized worldwide. As I was thinking out loud on how many tens of thousands of dollars one of these would cost me for my future home, the representative set things straight and told me the one I wanted was only $8,000….sigh!

Next up are these side tables and lights by Jonathan Sabine a Toronto based product and furniture designer, who is also the co-founder of Chromoly. I love the mixture of wood and metal in these side tables, appropriately named <3 (less then 3) and would happily have them and other designs by Jonathan in my home.

And of course another beautiful tub and bathroom, done by none other then Ikea! I doubt you can actually buy this tub at Ikea, but nonetheless the display was beautiful.

This is my ideal backyard setting from the salvaged wood table, to the metal stools, to the caged pendants, I was drooling! Also how ingenious is the built in cooler?  This space was created by Earth Inc. where they transform landscapes into extensions of your home, they are definitely doing something right.

I wish I had taken more pictures of the really cool tiles Mettro Source had. Honestly they were unique looking and something I’ve never seen before. They even had tiles that looked like salvaged wood floors! I think the tiles above in a small amount, in the right space would look really good!

How brilliant are these pendant lights made out of paint stir sticks? This can easily be your next DIY. The geniuses behind this simple idea was Beauti-Tone

Yes….this is wallpaper, but not your traditional kind. I can’t stand wallpaper, but after coming across this booth, I’m definitely rethinking it. Custom Wallpaper Rollout, is a creative studio that’s been around since 2005 , and designs and digitally prints custom wallpapers by the square foot. You see something you like? They can definitely print it for you, from skulls, to maps to pure art, their motto is “more is definitely more” and I absolutely love it!

If you know me, then you’ll know this booth from Eclectic Revival (located in the Junction) was right up my alley. I couldn’t decide which one is my fav as I like them all!

Salvaged wood and wine…yes please! This wine holder from Wood|Stone|Metal was a big hit with me, 2 of my favourites things coming together couldn’t have been more perfect! They custom make furniture, cabinetry, doors and wall treatments too. Well, they can definitely make one of these for me.

Just as we were leaving, I came across my bedding print on a car. This exhibit is thanks to Kia showcasing their design led strategy. Christiane Lemieux, who designed this print along with other designers, lent their designs to these Kia cars in this exhibit.

Enough photos? After a long day of walking and picture taking, myself, Renee and Mark headed off to the media lounge for some much deserved cocktails. Thanks Mark for this photo, I might have taken it from your blog!

So what do you think? Did you attend the Interior Design Show? Which booth was your fav? Let me know in the comments below!


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