Decorating & Design
February 24, 2010
More Home Show Finds
With so much to see at The National Home Show, I couldn’t possibly squeeze it all into one blog! Here is some more inspiration to drool over. (This blog and the Little Projects Guide are sponsored by NHS, which runs until February 28th in The Direct Energy Building at Exhibition Place in Toronto.)
If you’ve ever wondered what your kitchen counters would look like with natural stone, now’s your chance to do some research. The show has tons of vendors with booths full of stone samples. From granite to marble to soapstone, they’ve got you covered. Ask those burning questions and take a look at the samples up close and in person.
Here’s a gorgeous sink constructed of natural soapstone, a time-honoured technique that still looks fresh today. This one’s by Cabinet Works of St. Catharines.
For modern kitchens, head over to Muti Kitchen & Bath — so sleek and contemporary! Work with these guys and you’ll have the most show-stopping kitchen on the block!
One of the best ways to improve energy efficiency — and curb appeal — is to invest in quality windows. The National Home Show has so many examples to choose from that you’ll definitely find something to suit your house.
Or how about upgrading your garage doors? Anyone up for a genteel coach house look? These Richards-Wilcox doors are so handsome and timeless!
Back to the interior of your place. If you’ve been paying attention to House & Home lately, you’ll know that the urban farmhouse look is hot, hot, hot! Bring the look home with reclaimed wood floors. The Northern Wide Plank company booth will give you oodles to dream about.
Another great way to add timeworn charm to your place is through vintage maps. David Burns Antiques has a fantastic booth with vintage items at fantastic prices. They also have antique architecturals, botanicals and…
…late 19th century hand-coloured BUG illustrations! So cool!
Fredericks Persian Carpets has so many perfect rugs for all of your rooms.
For some outdoor living inspiration, head over to Andrew Richard Designs for the best in contemporary and classic outdoor furniture. I love this chaise, and those printed cushions are so fresh!
Or for some classic Canadiana, try a colourful Muskoka chair from Bosman Home Front. They’re made from recycled plastics! House & Home staffer Lisa is test-driving this one for me.
If that doesn’t float your boat, this giant chair should. Doesn’t everyone need a gigantic garden chair at home? Anyway, you’ll need it once you’re done combing through all that The National Home Show has to offer. Now go check it out — I’m pooped!
Buy your discount ticket to The National Home Show online, and save $5 by using the promo code: HOUSE. The show is on until February 28th. Plus, get solutions to all your home decorating dilemmas (and a chance to win prizes) in our Little Projects Guide.