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Trend Showcase Gallery 2014

Every year at the Furniture Show there is a trend showcase gallery that is put on by the show.  They pull different products together from different manufacturers to showcase a fabulous look. Here are the trends that were showcased at the Toronto Furniture Show 2014.

 

 

Contemporary and bold use of colour.  The Dutalier chair with the platform bed add a cool contemporary look. The bold use of complimentary colours of green and orange keep this room alive and vibrant.

 

 

Southwest themes of rustic leather with a great southwest patterned rug make this room comfortable and casual. The use of bold orange is still used but instead of being contemporary it is warm and inviting. What a fabulous family room for showing off your personality.

 

 

 

Rustic - texture is so big right now. Big bold use of texture and wood. What a fabulous kitchen with the bold use of colour and big bold rustic texture. You can see this look translated in dining tables, bedroom suites and occasional tables.

 

 

Bold and beautiful. Durham has this 2 toned white with black bedroom suite and the trends are matching it with the Pantone 2014 Colour of the Year - Radiant Orchid: fun, young and so cool.

 

 

Metal is so good. Mixing metal with fabrics, colours and wood is even better. This is how to create your own style. Amisco has amazing metal and wood tables that are Canadian made steel and the fabric pattern is such a great way to show who you are and be so incredibly comfortable.

 

 

Lounge look is fabulous in so many homes. Drop the sofa, loveseat, chair combination that is so traditional. If you love club chairs and sitting at your favourite lounge, bring it home. This look is easy to create, easy to live with and so adaptable to your lifestyle. Colour is what unifies the look here but it could easily be done with neutrals as well.

 

 

Styling does not have to be done to entire house or room, think of a space that you can add some personality to and make it your own. Graphic lettering or words are so hot. Go bold. Make a statement. Find a comfortable chair for reading or watching tv. Add in function as well with this small desk for homework or bill paying.

 

 

This is a perfect example of mixing traditional with sexy new and hot. The houndstooth pattern on the swivel chair and cubed ottoman are big and bold scale placed on a sleek swivel chair. Mix it with simple lines of a sofa and chair and a traditional patterned rug and you have a look that claims who you are. Nobody will ever see this look and know when you created it. It is a trend that is totally personality based.

 

 

Even country has been updated. This farmhouse country style is updated with the bold use of painted furniture in bold colours. Don't skimp on the colour use it everywhere, walls, lamps, accessories. Your braided rug that you thought was out of style can easily be updated by this look.

 

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Toronto Home Furnishings Show 2014 - Celebrate!

Celebrate!!!

 

Dutalier has introduced a power option in their reclining chairs.
How sweet it is!

 

Dutalier is our Canadian made answer to a stressless chair. Their construction is second to none. They have incredible leather quality that meets the high expectations of Canadian consumers.
 
Here is a cutaway that they displayed at the furniture show that shows their incredible construction under their beautiful and comfortable chairs.

 


Dutalier manufacturers a superior Canadian made reclining chair at reasonable pricing. We love Dutalier but how we longed for a power option. I was so surprised to see at this year's furniture show that they are introducing a power option.
 
Here is our handsome Dutalier representive showing us how a touch of a button will give you the ultimate control and power in the ultimate comfort chair.

Now you CAN have it all.

 

 

View the Dutailier Chair catalog by clicking here

 

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Toronto Home Furnishings Show 2014

Have you ever wished you were part of the furniture industry so you could get a behind the scenes look at the upcoming design trends?

 

Every new year the staff at Smitty's take two days off work  to preview our suppliers' showrooms as they introduce their exciting new furniture collections at the Canadian Home Furnishings Market in Toronto.  Learning about new products, current trends and key insights into the state of our industry and where it's heading allow us to better assist our customers with their future furniture selection. No longer do you have to worry that your purchase today will be outdated in a year. Feel securing knowing that our knowledgeable staff are experts in the industry and are here to guide you.

 

 

Come with us as we explore some of our Canadian made suppliers.

 

 

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New Trends from Durham Furniture

Durham Furniture has a long history of fine Canadian made bedroom furniture. They have been building solid wood furniture with the same quality dovetail joints, wood on wood glides, solid Canadian maple and cherry for over 100 years.

 

With that kind of history you may be tempted to think that their designs are outdated. You would be so wrong. Their designs range from traditional and historical and classic to the latest contemporary designs.

 

Take a look at Metro East 

 

 

This collection is so clean and contemporary it would suit anybody who loves the clean contemporary lines. Durham has introduced a new finish - white gloss. Mixing the white with wood.  You can choose to either have this collection made as a 2 tone version or in solid ebony brown.

 

Have you ever wanted the comfort and softness of an upholstered bed but your other half wanted solid wood? This collection marries both desires. The frame of their fabric bed is still beautiful Canadian solid wood and you have the choice of 7 different colours you can use as upholstery.

 

Durham has also introduced a line called Perfect Balance which many of your have already seen in our showrooms. Perfect Balance is designed for guest rooms, children's rooms or condo's.

 

  

    
At the Toronto 2014 Furniture show they introduced a line of student desk furniture and bookcases that I am thrilled with. No longer do we have to use pressboard furniture that our children will destroy when we can have the right size along with incredible solid wood quality.

 

  

 

Way to go Durham. The samples have already arrived on our showroom floor. Come in and see for yourself the difference quality makes.

 

Smitty's showrooms showcase Durham Furniture galleries
Available to order in a wide variety of finishes to suit your personal home decor.

View Durham Furniture website here

 

 

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Wack-a-doodle

Lady Gaga has made it fashionable to be fully self expressive, no matter how that translates for you personally. She has given the world permission to go for it.

 

With that being said, the Wacky Syndrome allows us to have some fun, alleviate stress in our lives by lightening up. We are adding whimsy and comedy in our homes and our lives. Colour is used explosively and how it suits you.

 

At the Home Furnishings Show my favourite example of how this was used was in a formal dining room. The furnishings were transitional and neutral but sitting on the table top as a centerpiece were 2 bright pink rhinoceros.

 

Consider adding fun fur to a lamp shade or adding patterns and colour. Mix colours unexpectedly blue with lime green, red and orange - use every single pattern you like in toss cushions, bedding and fabrics regardless of how the "rules" say they should be used.

 

Have fun!!!

 

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Emerald Green - 2013 Colour of the Year

Pantone announced their colour of the year for 2013 as Emerald Green late in the fall of 2012. I wondered as I wandered the Toronto Furnishings Show if I would see any evidence of that colour showing up so quickly.

 

As I went from booth to booth, vendor to vendor, I saw a lot of fun and exciting ideas that I can't wait to share with you in future blogs, but the elusive Emerald Green was nowhere to be seen.

 

Then we arrived at Brentwood at their showroom and manufacturering facility and we were greeted with the most beautiful Emerald Green fabric on the cutest fun, swivel chair. After speaking with Diana at Brentwood, who is the buyer at Brentwood, I realized how difficult of a job she had to find the elusive Emerald Green. Pantone may have announced the colour but none of the fabric mills had any in their products.

 

Brentwood is one of our star manufacturers. They are Canadian and specialize in great quality with innovative, fun, contemporary fabrics.

 

If you want be the first in your group to have a hit of Emerald Green in your home come in and see our Interior Decorators at Smittys. Although they do not have the fabric ready for sale yet, we can make sure that you are one of the first to have yours. How much fun would that be?

 

 

 

 

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Toronto Home Furnishings Show Is On!!!

Guess what time of year it is again?

 

The Toronto Home Furnishings Show, which is only open to trade, is back on. This is where they launch the new trends, set out the hottest new products and dazzle us with innovation.

 

 

 

Wish you were there?

 

Well come with me. I will be blogging about everything new, cool and exciting. I have heard that Emerald Green is the 2013 Pantone Colour of the year. I am excited to see if and how the manufacturers are going to use it.

 

I will be blogging all that I see and excited about when I return next week.

 

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