Since we’ve returned from IDS 14 in Toronto, my fellow TBBs have taken you through their favourite booths and displays. Many of them were my favourites as well, chevron trends, Studio North, gorgeous lighting, and our amazing couple of days at the Business of Design conference. So what is there left to talk about, you ask? I asked myself that too … and here is the answer…
The VIBE! There is a hum at this show – a low current of creativity, inspiration and celebration that you feel the moment you enter the doors.
Now I’ll admit, its not all work – there’s a little bit of fun involved. Like the scavenger hunt organized by Kimberley Seldon Design Group on Gala night. And the celebrity spotting – I was *THIS* close to Scott MacGillivray of HGTV`s Income Property and Canada’s Handyman Challenge, but couldn’t form any coherent words – I hate when that happens! And the ever diligent wine spotting … I was honing my eagle eye for any and all serving locations (after all … I am first and foremost a TBB)!
All of this contributes to the VIBE! Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, this show brings together a great number of like-minded individuals. From the huge names in bath, tiles and paint, to the creative individuals in Studio North, you are inspired at every turn. Here is what inspired me…
From Reed Hansuld – very comfy and stylish
From Living Lighting – a wall of teacup lights:
Wooden light pendants from a Studio North booth (which I unfortunately did not get the name of):
I am wowed by Weavers Art‘s carpets every year! This year did not disappoint …
The young lady doing drip paintings at the Beauti-Tone booth was very inspiring!
And finally, one of the Caml-Tomlin Groups marvelous tubs!
See … inspiration, creativity and celebration … all packed into one enormous show!
Maureen says: “Thank goodness we each found different types of fabulousness at IDS14. I do not recall seeing the Reed Hansuld rocker….which in itself has quite the VIBE. And Thank you Donna for being the ever thoughtful wine spotting eagle eye!”