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September 18, 2011

Well, isn’t this a busy time of year for interior designers?
  I’m really looking forward to the Interior Design Show – West coming Sept 29 - Oct. 2, 2011.


 This is the local interior design show to end all shows, hosting top independent designers, retailers and manufacturers from around the world. Join us at the Trade and Convention Centre in Vancouver for 4 days of fun and excitement!

Thursday night starts off with a VIP invite only party sponsored by Floform a countertop supplier featuring, amoungst other materials - gorgeous engineered quartz - check out the new colours of gorgeous Cambria, yum. 
Floform countertops

 Be prepared to party with, lots of dancing, cocktails and a superb fashion show to boot.



 featuring speakers Ross Lovegrove,


New Zealand artisan Jeremy Cole



  creative director Omer Arbel

 president and CEO for Millson TecWell.


Guess who’s sponsoring Saturdays agenda – none other than world famous IKEA
 (don't you just LOVE their furniture?) 


 and House and Home magazine ! Can you believe H&H will be 25? Mark Challen will speak on "WHAT MAKES A ROOM MEMORABLE?"

Shhh… don’t tell anyone but Cutey putootey, Suzanne Dimma,
  Editor-In-Chief, House and Home Media ,  will be speaking at 1:30 PM.  She'll be  letting us in on her secret Designer Tips and Tricks.

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, brings sponsor General paint to head up our last day.

 
Kelly Deck, Vancouver, Canada - Founder & Director of Kelly Deck Design, encourages us to break out of our mold and try something new. 

Who doesn’t like art?    Let’s listen to three industry experts - art gallery owner Jennifer Kostuik, wood sculpture Brent Comber and fireplace creator Brad Carpenter .  They will offer their expertise in what’s new and exciting in Interior Design. It’s all about the details.

Lastly who doesn’t like something free? Check out What’s Your Design Dilemma?
The Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) will be offering attendees a free 10-minute consultations with an IDIBC Registered Interior Designer, how cool is that?

Be sure to click on http://idswest.com for all the juicy details.

Here’s a secret - Get $2 off tickets by visiting idswest.com and entering the promotional

code, HOUSE.

  I look forward to seeing you there!

September 14, 2011

Vintage Market in Abbotsford Sept 24, 2011

Have you heard?  There's a really great Vintage Market coming to town!   Fieldstone Vintage Market, created by Lily and Rachel of Birch + Bird and Helinda and Tanya of the Bakerview EcoDairy  are bringing an outdoor, tented,  European-style market to the Valley.   Check out Birch + Bird's last Vintage Market below, it was a HUGE success...


What's going on there, you ask?  Well amoungst the vintage sellers, will be the children’s corner complete with a petting zoo, lunchtime BBQ and picnic options, (Bakerview has a yummy deli department), there will be  entertainment and more!
All the items offered for sale will be local, handmade and vintage wares.  Please remember to bring your cash - as this market is open air - we won't have debit or credit availability.

Photo courtesy of Birch and Bird.

Reflections Interior Designs is offering free interior design consultations - so bring your photos, fabric samples and paint chips (or just your questions!) to  Fieldstone Vintage Market on Saturday, September 24th between 9am until 6pm at the Bakerview EcoDairy, 1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC.  We can't wait to see you there!