Texture at the Interior Design Show 2013

Well, what I noticed at the Interior Design Show this year, besides all the sleek and simple cabinetry, was that there was texture everywhere.

When large parts of a room are shiny, simple and hard it makes sense that you need to add in the softness.  That softness often comes in the form of texture.  Even if the item is actually a hard surface, when it is given some dimension or a textured finish, it appears to be softer and brings texture comes in.

Here’s a few images from IDS capturing that texture.

First up the Ikea booth.  Their bath and kitchen were pure beauty and I’ve resorted to using Ikea’s media photos as mine are packed with crowds of people.

All images above via Ikea

This was the Casalife booth above. The texture came from the plush rug, plush sofa, soft pouf, wood grain on the coffee table and wall unit.

These sinks below are from Stone Forest.  This first photo shows their sandstone sinks…gorgeousness!

These are quartz and slate.

And then they had this tub which literally stopped people in their tracks.

 Urban Barn’s booth had lots of texture in the form of a tufted chair, cabled throws, embroidered pillow and warm worn wood floors.

Abacus furniture also had tufted chairs, an antler chandelier and a beautiful matte finished buffet.

This was the Earth booth,showcasing landscape and exterior design.  Lots of texture here with worn brick, wood, greenery, stone and metal.

I loved the combo in the Tomlin Group booth…white washed wood walls, matte finished hardwood floors, copper tub, blackboard wall and matte finished tub and a touch of industrial steel.

The Pearson booth was very elegant with a tufted sofa, faux shagreen tables, tie dyed upholstery, warm metals and shag carpet.



Donna says: Have to agree Lisa – texture was everywhere!  It`s hard to pick one favourite, but I`d have to say the copper tub in the Ikea bathroom was a stunner!



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