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This past Wednesday, House & Home held its 15th annual Trends Breakfast for companies and advertisers in the industry.

More than 300 people came out to Toronto's Arcadian Court to hear about design, decorating, food and lifestyle trends for 2013.

H&H style expert Reiko Caron arranged pretty amaryllis centerpieces with pine cones filling each vase. Each table also had a box labelled with one of the four 2013 design looks picked by H&H editors.

Fabric swatches, paint colours, product photos and a room shot filled each box to suit the trend labelled on the outside. My table received "Quiet Luxury" and those around me had to describe the imaginary person who would suit this refined look — is he or she a fashionista? A hoarder? A traveller? The table with the best description won prizes, too.

After, Lynda Reeves described where trends come from, Suzanne Dimma gave the low-down on H&H's top trend looks of 2013, Eric Vellend revealed 10 food trends, and Mark Challen (above) and Online TV director Sheri Graham-Delegran shared awe-inspiring numbers about our dedicated readers and viewers (you!).

A special thanks to the numerous advertisers that provided products for prizes and gift bags. Also, attendees, don't forget to read the tag on your PC Black Label olive oil (the breakfast favours) to find out how you can win a KitchenAid stand mixer.

Want to know what's ahead for 2013 in the world of design, decorating and food? Watch this Online TV segment to see the four style looks, read tweets from the event, and pick up H&H's January 2013 issue to see all the latest must-have paint colours, lighting, furniture, fabric, food and more. Find it on newsstands starting December 10th in Eastern Canada, December 17th in Western, and December 25th in the U.S.

Photo credits:
1, 2, 4, 5. Brian Morton
3. Seema Persaud

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Seema Persaud

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