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Looking for design inspirations for 2017?

The new year is a perfect time to start planning for a fresh look! Kicking the year off this month is the coveted Interior Design Show (IDS) - an excellent source of inspiration. This design/trade show specializes in bringing the latest and greatest in products, finishes and materials that relate to the design industry. Design, architecture and renovation professionals from across the country gravitate to gain insight and vision for their latest projects, and the show is also a great source for the public to visit and get encouraged to make the leap on their own home renovation projects.

The latest colour of the year (pantone color) is Green, a fresh zesty apple green of sorts. This fresh color is reminiscent of nature and inspires vitality, and energy. At this year’s IDS 2017, you’ll be sure to find feature walls, furniture and beautiful examples of how to work with this trendy colour in your own home. This year's show is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

One of the latest trends in kitchen design this year is man-made stone materials like Quartz. Using this product for countertops, backsplash and features walls is all the hype. This gorgeous engineered stone product mimics the look of natural stone at a fraction of the price, with the benefit of durability that natural marble can’t provide. Quartex Surfaces is one of the leading suppliers of man-made stone and they will be at this years show . Visit Quartex Surfaces (Booth #2122) on Saturday,  January 20th and I will be there to answer your kitchen and bathroom design questions from 12:30-3:30pm.

When renovating any home, flooring is one of the most prominent features that needs to be addressed. Old floors truly date a home and shows its age. At this year’s show you’ll see a unique collection of flooring options and one booth to visit is Metropolitan Flooring (Booth 710). Metropolitan Hardwood Floors (Metro) is the exclusive manufacturer of the Kentwood line of premium hardwood floors. Here you will see the vast array of premium quality hardwood flooring styles and finishes as well as the latest in luxury vinyl floor options.

At the show you’ll also be inspired by all the newest hardware options on the market. I am always on the hunt for beautiful knobs and handles and I love playing with hardware in my designs: unique hardware gives kitchens, vanities and wardrobes such a personalized and custom-made look. If you’re renovating your kitchen, be sure to check out all the latest in appliances. Beautiful equipment can enhance the look and performance of your kitchen, and IDS 2017 will showcase the latest from the most sought-after appliance manufacturers. 

Plan ahead, bring your floor plans and note book to document all your findings and catch every bit of beauty the show has to offer. For more information visit toronto.interiordesignshow.com

Toronto-based celebrity & award winning designer Dvira Ovadia, Principal of Dvira Interiors, is known for her appearances and design work on various HGTV shows. Dvira and her team uses their profound understanding of design ‎to create stylishly smart spaces. Servicing clientele throughout Ontario & GTA: www.dvira.com @DVIRAdesigner

-by Dvira Ovadia