Toronto Interior Design Show 2014- Light!
On Sunday I spent 5 hours at the Interior Design Show held at the Metro Convention Centre. Thanks to my son, Phil, I was treated to a lovely afternoon including use of the VIP/Media lounge.
My main reason for attending these shows is not to get the latest faucet designs or looking for a self-cleaning sink.
I go for CREATIVE inspiration. Yes, I look at the gorgeous quartz counters and the beautiful and curvaceous faucets, but what I am soaking in is colour, lines, space and creative spark.
The Inspiration of LIGHT
I also marvel at the booth displays. Look at the booth on the right: each fixture is placed in its own cut-out and protrudes from the wall. Creating these displays is a work of art in itself.
One of my favourite 'finds': This wood coat rack is actually quite beautiful without anything hanging from it. It's versatile and comes in neutral, white, or black.
|What a gorgeous pedestal sink|
|I snapped the photo of this marble pedestal sink to show my hubby what I would never want for our powder room. I can appreciate the work that went into this sculpted piece, but it's not my taste.|
|From the Beauti-tone booth. Gorgeous 'chandelier' made from colour-dipped paint sticks. Designer: Amy Shakleton|
|And again, using paint sticks, designer Amy Shackleton created this floor.|
|Amy Shakleton created this beautiful installation by squirting paint from bottles. She was able to rotate the canvases to control the flow of paint|
I have always loved Lladro. My mother had a collection, which I inherited, and I have added several beautiful pieces including a 3-foot-tall statue of The Kiss.
Visiting the Lladro booth was the highlight of my afternoon.
|From the Belle de Nuit Collection and made entirely from porcelain, including the shades. The colours of the porcelain can be personalized creating unique, illuminated masterpieces. They cost approximately CDN $18,000. Do yourself a favour and visit Lladro's Lighting Collection|
I sense a 'heart theme' running through this year's show.
This is a pretty special cookie jar!
|I ADORE this collection. It is called 'The Guest' and again, please check out that link. The character was created by Jaime Hayon for Lladro Atelier. Quirky and beautiful.|
Tomorrow's post will cover jewelry, textiles, and more!