Exploring Trends: Velvet

It’s no secret that velvet is having a major moment right now, but we wanted to delve into this trend a bit more so you get the biggest bang for your buck, and don’t get bit by the trend bug. We first posted about velvet in February 2013, but it has taken a few years…

The DL on Terrazzo

They say that all things come around, and this time- it’s terrazzo floors! Popular in the 1920’s- 1940’s, terrazzo is a flooring material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface. It is typically poured onsite, and is a bit of a dying craft. With the resurgence…

Double Crossed

Geo-metrics are ever evolving, and the latest trend- crosses  and plus signs- is sure to have you on the edge of your seat! This pattern is androgynous and feels almost achingly neutral. There is nothing pretty about it- this is just straight up cool. Seen usually in a stark black and white combination, this bold…

2016 Trend Watch: Geometrics

Happy December!The last month before the new year is always so exciting in the design world. New flooring collections are on their way, Pantone’s colour of the year is on the horizon, and after the mistletoe comes down, a fresh eye to design emerges. A trend we saw starting in 2015 is going to carry…

The New Neutral: Beige!

Watch out, grey, we’ve got a new neutral taking over and this time it’s beige! Paired with a natural wood, this come-back-colour is to die for. The fresh and light feeling these two tones create together is definitely a must! Add a metal into the mix and your space is complete! Whether your style is…

Fur, Fur, Baby

A trend that has slowly but surely made its way to the top is faux fur and it definitely is one of our faves! From throws, to pillows, and even rugs, this faux finish can be used anywhere. A fur throw is one of the easiest ways to “cozy up” a space while adding texture….

Colour Comeback: Olive Green

Olive green never truly goes out of style- it’s a classic heritage colour that stands the test of time. But it is making more of a splash this year and we think this is a great (and easy) colour to incorporate into your decor without wanting to change it out with the seasons. Warm and…

Bright and Lively Area Rugs!

There is no better way to make a big statement in pattern and colour than an area rug. More affordable than a larger piece of furniture like a couch (and easier to change if you fall out of love with the pattern in a year), area rugs provide the anchor to a room and can…

IDA Hard Hat Party

For the second year in a row, our design team attended the annual Interior Designers of Alberta Hard Hat party. It was a wonderful evening with Edmonton’s designers, product reps, and industry players. Above: Our design team in full force! Below: A quick picture with one of our Shaw Contract Group reps.

Exploring Trends: Going Bust!

Here’s a trend that has a modern quirkiness and classical nod that is full of contradictions! Busts have been used to immortalize people and expression for centuries, and are moving from stuffy mansions and onto the shelves and tables of some seriously stunning homes! Adding a bust into a room is a sure way to…

Wood Beams

Exposed wooden beams in a home instantly bring a sophisticated element to a space; whether it be an industrial beam, or a traditional country-like beam. Kitchens and living rooms are a great place for beams, and in most cases they are structural which brings even more character to your home! If your home has these…

Friday Faves: Black and White Stripes

This week’s Friday Fave is the very classic, black and white stripe! It’s easy to play with and so fun to add as an eye popping feature! This area rug is fantastic. With the alternating stripe, it is sure to be the focus of your room. Paired with bright green and neon yellow, this space…