Photo Gallery: Designers’ New Year’s Resolutions For 2015
Exclusive to H&H.com, learn their goals for 2015!
Introduce exotic elements.
“I recently travelled to Turkey and I’m inspired to feature the wonderful pieces I gathered from my trip in my home — the contemporary interior is a great backdrop for exotic finds,” says Toronto designer Connie Braemer. “It can be as small as wonderful Turkish linens in the powder room or a fantastic light fixture rewired for Canada.”
Build a social media presence.
“In 2015, I want to share more of my personal sources of inspiration on social media — what I’m currently working on or what I’m inspired by,” says Igloo designer Alain Courchesne. “Ideas come from everywhere and I love the interaction I get from my followers. Some of my favourite hashtags are #modern #design #homedesign #interiordesign #inspiration #lighting and #furniture.”
“With our lives becoming increasingly busier, I am seeing a greater need for good-looking storage solutions that help manage all the mess and clutter,” says Toronto designer Tara Fingold. “Desks designed to hide wires and cords are a must!”
Support local artists.
“We are moving into strong warm tones, multi-tone patterns and colour accents amongst natural materials and loose textures, sweeter colours, and supporting the many talented furniture designers and artists near to us, such as Derek McLeod (chair) and Barbara Cole (art),” says Toronto designer Jill Greaves.
Use more warm tones.
“In the coming year, we look forward to adding a bit of colour to our line,” says Gabriel Kakon and Scott Richler of Montreal-based Gabriel Scott. “Currently, our collection offers various metallic finishes, such as brass, copper or blackened steel, as well as various shades of smoked and bronzed glass. We plan to inject some elegant and tasteful colour-tones to some of our pieces, such as our new Harlow light fixture (pictured).”
Look to the past for inspiration.
“I’m looking back to my Scottish roots — plaids, florals and wonderful heavy linens that would look at home in a baronial Scottish castle or the beaches of Big Sur,” says California-based textile designer Kathryn Ireland.
Tie up loose ends.
“One of my resolutions is to finish designing the line of custom furniture I’ve been developing,” says David Yustin of Vancouver’s Zacharko Yustin Architects. “My goal is to bring a touch of luxury into everyone’s life.”