Top 5 Design Destinations at IDS 2020

Mid-century modern toddler bed

Trending: Midcentury modern toddler bed from Crate & Barrel

A great part about being in the Canadian design industry is taking in all the new and creative concepts and products presented once a year in Toronto during the Interior Design Show. Here are (in my opinion) the top design destinations at IDS 2020.

1. Urban Barn (IDS booth #1314)

I can hardly wait for the new line to hit the stores in March. Taller, slimmer legs on furniture is everywhere. Sofas, chairs and beds look lighter, airier in a space. Swivels are in, too! Faux leather swivel chairs with metal legs are a wonderful update on a practical idea from the past. This spring, Canada’s Urban Barn colour palette is based on a collaboration with BC artist, Andrea Soos. If your place needs a spring makeover, start with Urban Barn!

Jane Lockhart meets Sebastien Fauteux at IDS 2020

Jane Lockhart learned about some up-coming spring trends from Creative Director and Merchandising Manager of Urban Barn.

2. Blanco (IDS booth 1440, 1448)

Blanco knows we spend a lot of time around the kitchen sink. In fact, they coined the catchphrase, “The kitchen sink, your silent hero”. ergonomically designed, Canadian-made Silgranit sinks bring colour, ease of cleaning, scratch resistance, and style to the kitchen sink. Check out the new matte white faucets, too (the next big trend!)

Blanco Silgranite sink

Blanco’s Silgranit sinks are beautiful, functional and made in Canada.

Hot trend in kitchen faucets, matte white

A hot new trend on the horizon, matte white from Blanco!

3. House of Rohl (IDS booth #232)

Representing some of the most luxurious plumbing brands, House of Rohl is featuring innovative new products dedicated to design such as Riobel, Victoria + Albert, Shaws, Perrin & Rowe and ROHL. Did you know you can customize your Victoria and Albert bathtub or sink in any colour? Also, take a look at the Parabola Bath Collection by Riobel. They also have the softest carpet at the show!

Victoria+ Albert Custom-coloured tub

Victoria + Albert customizes bathtubs and sinks to go with your decor.

Shaws double porcelain sink with Georgian English Bronze Faucet ROHL

My favourite! Georgian style English Bronze Faucet from ROHL and Shaws double porcelain, apron sink!

4. Berenson Hardware (IDS booth #2016)

This booth attracted people like moths to a light! Their collection, laid out in brushed gold was so eye-catching everyone stopped to look. We recently used Berenson’s new knobs and handles in the Moorcrest, a Sorbara model Home in Aurora Hills. We love the look!

Berenson Hardware collections in brushed gold

Berenson Hardware showed off their collections in brushed gold.

5. Deco Echo (IDS booth #OTWO3)

Every year we see innovative surface materials at the show. This year Deco Echo in the Off The Wall Section, stood out to us. They presented unusual and creative uses of materials like crystal-encrusted leather with faux stitching, velvet with a raised diamond pattern and stone and metallic panels that go on seamlessly.

Deco Echo white leather wall covering with inset crystals

White leather wall covering with inset crystals and faux stitching.

While you’re there, check out Jonathan Adler’s, Dreamland” installation “featuring Caesarstone. For our collaboration with Estate Interiors we created some sophisticated furniture pieces using technology, innovative surfaces, and tension. Ask how the design of the large table came about when you’re there and you’ll understand what we mean by tension.