Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Super Hot Trends in Home Design

All that glitters at Toronto show
By Daniel Drolet, Postmedia News March 19, 2011

What's hot in interior design this year? The recent Interior Design Show in Toronto highlighted four scorching trends:  Bling

The show was awash in glitter and gleam.

Crystals, often Swarovski, were embedded in bathroom fixtures, sprinkled on window blinds and wallpaper, sparkling as ember beds in gas fireplaces and twinkling as buttons in upholstered furniture. What wasn't decorated with crystals was shiny, as in gleaming glass kitchen counters, polished surfaces and flashy accessories.

"We treat faucets like jewelry," says Robert Calabrese of Aquabrass (, a Concord, Ont.-based distributor whose new line of bathroom faucets called AquaCristal brings bling to the bathroom.

Sun Glow Window Coverings of Canada ( is adding Swarovski trim and pulls to some of its window blinds for what the company calls "delicate shimmer."

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