Retro kitchens, hippie chic and other big trends at this year’s Interior Design Show
Toronto’s Interior Design Show, which kicked off Thursday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, is a great place to gawk at cool furniture and products. It’s also a good way to figure out what trends are lurking on the home-decor horizon. Amid the displays of sleek furniture, modern art and LED lighting at this year’s show, we noticed a few themes. Retro kitchen appliances were everywhere, as were outdoorsy embellishments (decorative honeycomb!) and ultra-refined wooden furniture—a relief, really, after years of barnboard-covered everything. More than a few displays gave off a funky ’60s and ’70s vibe with colourful geometric patterns and art deco details. And, of course, there were lots of clever designs for extremely small spaces, which should come in handy at a time when new condo units are barely breaking 300 square feet. Here, the five big decor trends at this year’s show.
To Sunday, January 25. Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building), 255 Front St. W., 416-585-8000, interiordesignshow.com