Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Super Hot Trends in Home Design
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 (aquabrass.com), a Concord, Ont.-based distributor whose new line of bathroom faucets called AquaCristal brings bling to the bathroom.
Sun Glow Window Coverings of Canada (mysunglow.com) is adding Swarovski trim and pulls to some of its window blinds for what the company calls "delicate shimmer."
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology/trends+home+design/4470332/story.html#ixzz1HNYLJjYW