2018 Interior Design Show Recap
Another year, another successful Interior Design Show at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre! To say that the past few weeks have been a whirlwind would be somewhat of an understatement… from the construction of our kitchen display to the opening night party to visiting booths while trend hunting & meeting talented designers, IDS weekend is always guaranteed to be filled with excitement & brand new experiences. And this past weekend was no exception!
Now for those of you that weren’t able to make it out to the Interior Design Show, we thought that we’d give you a little bit of a sneak peek into some of our favourite moments, booths, trends & what goes on behind the scenes of IDS Weekend!
Photo Diaries – IDS Weekend 2018
The Interior Design Show always hosts an annual party to commemorate the start of yet another IDS Weekend. It is usually held on the Thursday night prior to the Show & is absolutely one of our favourite moments of the entire weekend! Opening Night is a celebration of the design industry & it presents a wonderful opportunity for our team to socialize & connect with some pretty incredible & talented professionals within our industry! Not only that… it’s an opportunity for our team to enjoy one another in a more casual setting too!
Below are just a few of our favourite photos of the evening!
The Bloomsbury Booth is definitely a hot spot at IDS Opening Night!
Our Favourite Booths & Trends
Now we simply can’t recap IDS without talking about some of our favourite booths & trends! We always like to stay on top of the newest & most exciting design trends & kitchen innovations that are up & coming & The Interior Design Show is always a great place to do just that. We always make it a point to visit the booths & speak with designers & likeminded individuals about what they see for the future of design.
Here were a couple of our favourite, show-stopping Booths!!
We nearly stopped in our tracks as soon as soon as we laid eyes on these gorgeous, decorative carpets! Are they not just simply stunning?! This was without a doubt one of our favourite booths to visit at IDS this weekend! Designer Regina Sturrock created a line of these beautiful artistic, designer carpets for W Studio Carpets and they are truly a piece of art.
2. The SMEG Booth
We loved the SMEG Booth and their Retro look appliance collection! Modern design seemed to dominate IDS this year, so this Retro Throwback was a bit of a breath of fresh air! These appliances would be a great way to add a retro feel to your home, cottage or man cave!
3. Riobel Booth
What we loved most about the Riobel Booth & their fixtures was that they are incredibly versatile! Their beautiful matte black fixtures can be relevant for both modern and traditional settings – you can even create your own custom configurations!
The Bloomsbury Kitchen Display
Last, but certainly not least, we come to one of our favourite Booths of IDS this past weekend… our own! Not that we are bias or anything! This year, we decided to go with an Equestrian Stately themed kitchen that had both luxurious & rustic touches… a perfect marriage if we do say so ourselves! There was so much love & collective, harmonious teamwork that went into putting this years’ kitchen display together and we are so grateful for every single person who helped bring this creative vision to life.
Here are just a few of the people & companies that we have so much gratitude because of their work on this gorgeous display!
1. Northern Wide Plank Flooring
Big thank you to our friends at the amazing Northern Wide Plank Flooring; it was natural collaboration with you in our booth this year for all things authentically rustic in our English country style framed kitchen!
2. French Feathers
A note of thanks to Adriana at French Feathers in Vaughan for some of our beautiful vintage inspired accessories and touches of whimsy in our Booth this year. You complete us!!!
3. Select Granite Tops Inc.
So much gratitude to Renato at Select Granite Tops Inc. for coming through for us in the final hours before the Interior Design Show! He was able to turn a last minute broken countertop crisis into a “design silver lining” with this beautiful quartzite! Renato, you are a gentleman and a great friend!
4. Our Team!
Our Bloomsbury team put so much hard work into bringing this kitchen together… and it shows! We couldn’t be happier with how this whole kitchen came to life, and we can’t wait to show it off again at the National Home Show in March – so be sure you visit us, because this display is even prettier in person!
We hope you had fun browsing our photo diaries of the 2018 Interior Design Show! Be sure to visit us at the National Home Show in March!