Thursday, January 31, 2013

This years IDS Show and the Trends that are coming . . .

This years IDS was full of fun everywhere direction you turned. I had the pleasure of presenting on the Para Paint sponsored stage about this years trends, which I truly enjoyed researching and preparing for. I might have talked a little bit longer then I was suppose too, but there was just sooooo much to cover!!
This year the unavailing of my new paint colour with Para Paint was on display, JoJo Whitewash 17.
We designed a fun and clever art installation, Paint Crimes. Using a classic and traditional chair coated in the JoJo white and shot them with a few of the trends colours. The story behind the Paint Crime chairs is, when helping to choose the 2013 trend colours with the Para Paint team I mentioned that there was no true white to compare the colours with, without a true white you can not see a colours true form. Which is turn is the crime, because without a white to compare the colour too you cannot truly enjoy the beauty of the pigments within each colour.
Thank you Chair Source for the chairs!
As for my Presentation here are a few slides out of 130 slides, a peak into the :

Happy 2013 Design Trending!!
Until next time,
w&c designer girl!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sneak Peak at what to expect at IDS this year!!

IDS OPENS TODAY!! Excited to see what is in store for us this year. however I did get a sneak peak at what to expect at the Masco booth 710. . . .     

1.            Axor Bouroullec

o   This collection is the product of a collaboration between Axor and the Bouroullec brothers

o   It’s a truly customizable collection that emphasizes balance, form and function

o   It’s made up of over 40 products including faucets, washbasins, a bathtub, shower  components, and accessories

o   Allows the user to create their own customized bathroom configurations (image)

o   Features flowing chrome faucets and smooth, white mineral cast shelves

o   For more information:

2.            Hansgrohe Metris with ComfortZone Hansgrohe = hanz – grow – ah

o   Hansgrohe is introducing the new Metris faucet collect ion at IDS this year

o   ComfortZone means it allows you to find exactly the right height to suit your personal needs

o   Metris is available with five different ComfortZone heights (image)

o   You can choose the right faucet height whether you are brushing teeth, filling up a fish bowl or even washing hair over the sink

o   This image is of Metris in a Chrome finish

o   For more information:

3.            Brizo Siderna  Brizo = bree – zoh

o   Brizo’s modern and sleek Siderna collection has been revamped in a matte black finish (image)

o   Siderna takes its inspiration from the contrast between natural elements and geometric structures

o   The Siderna’s ribbon spout architecture is inspired by the study of waterfalls

o   Optional glass accents are available for a unique look and added texture

o   For more information:   

4.            Brizo Odin

o   Brizo’s Odin collection is a new series of faucets, showers and accessories for the bathroom

o   Merges clean, Scandinavian design with leading-edge technologies

o   Available in a widespread lavatory (image) and single-handle

o   The lavatory faucet is available with hands-free SmartTouchPlus™ Technology, bringing added luxury and convenience to the bathroom

o   This technology allows for both hands-free and touch-sensitive operation

o   For more information:  

Have fun at IDS and hopefully see you there!!

Until next time,
w&c designer girl!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tune into the Morning Show Tuesday to watch Jo!

If you missed the segment watch it online @
Tune in Tuesday morning around 7:20am as Jo goes over the 2013 Design Trends and what to expect at the upcoming Interior Design Show this year! 

New products, stunning images and more on the segment! 

Thanks to: 

Until next time, 
w&c designer girl! 

image Jonathan Adler / Kravet


Monday, January 14, 2013

Storage Yes Please . . .

We are always in need of more storage and it always seems like we can never find enough efficient storage no matter what size of home we have.  We spend more time running around the house finding corners to hide our junk then actually having an organized system that works with our family’s lifestyle.  Most of us are unable to live in that minimal no clutter house, so we need solutions to keep us organized and stress free.

If you missed Jo's BT segment last week she introduced the Canadian Company Gliding Shelf Solutions, the best solution for storage in any home

Let 2013 be your storage organized year!

 Benefits to this product:
  • Rolling shelves organize, de-clutter and help to effortlessly use every inch of your cabinet space.
  • Convert your existing cabinets with pull-out drawers at an affordable cost - no need for expensive renovation.
  • Custom made to create organized, efficient spaces of your current cabinetry.
  • Easily Access 100% of your cabinets - no more kneeling or stooping.
  • Use your existing cabinets to their fullest potential - and double your cabinet space.
 and more . . . .

The other beautiful storage piece I showed was this stunning bar from Dorya Great storage and an art piece at the same time.

(Comes in a multiple of fun and elegant colours. Was shown in a dark blue on BT. )

Watch the full segment online @

Have fun being organized this year!

Until next time,
w&c design girl!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Design Trends on Breakfast Television

With 2013 finally here so are the new design trends. Look out for lots of patterns like animal prints, florals, geometric, Ikat and stripes to every where and used all together. Earthy textures and colors including natural wood, stones and a mixture of metals will be included as well. High gloss lacquer and the very popular chevron pattern are taking over the homes! We are seeing exotic decor, tribal prints and ethnic embroidered fabrics, geometric print modern rug, and don't forget those over coloured walls that are coming back. This year you might get a settle glimpse of the past, the late 70's early 80's decor is entering the home with a modern twist. Johnathan Alder's style is taking over! 

Companies involved in the Trends Segment on BT January 3rd:
Jo’s Lighting
Gliding Shelf
Switch Studio
Teb Interiors
Design Republic
and Para Paints.

Contest: Will be on BT tomorrow January 4th, details on how to enter to win a $250 gift certificate to spend at Switch Studio and another $250 certificate to spend at Paint it Like New. That is a total of $500!!! Twitter: @whitewashco  Good Luck!!
(Switch Studio certificate can be used to purchase fabric, upholstery services and product) 

Home Decor Trends 2013

If you missed the segment this morning the link will be posted soon.

Need help adding the new trends to your home, we are here to do just that:

Until next time
w&c designer girl.



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