Vancouver Home Stager's Highlights of the IDS West Show 2012 Part 1

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Vancouver Home Stager's Highlights of the IDS West Show 2012 Part 1

This year's Interior Design Show West (IDS West) Vancouver was truly a stellar exhibit.  As a Vancouver Home Stager, it's extremely important to keep up with the trends and happenings in the design world.  I was truly inspired, and plan on incorporating what I saw at the show into some of my staging designs.  Here are the highlights of the show.


LIGHTING

This lighting display by Robinson Lighting and Bath showcased all things Swarovski crystal. The ballgown surrounded by Swarovski crystal lights was really a show-stopper.  Notice the shiny bodice?

Swarovski Crystal Lights IDS West 2012

Lighting is so important when staging or designing a space.  I adored the mood lighting by Bocci. These ambient lights make me think instantly of Barbarella.  How about these in a mod, downtown loft or condo in Gastown or Yaletown?  

IDS West - Bocci lights

Power went out?  Stop monkeying around and light some candles!  This delightful "candelabra with a twist" at Mint Interiors really made me smile.  Taking a traditional object and putting a quirky spin on it was definitely a theme this year.  

Candleabre - IDS West 2012 Vancouver

FURNITURE

Montauk's furniture display blew it out of the water for me.  I love their clever use of spec sheets displayed almost as wallpaper.  You can actually tear sheets off the display.  Oh, and that leather furniture.  You just wanted to pour yourself into one of those stunning leather chairs.  This display looked as if it was right out of the page of a magazine.  

Montauk - IDS West Vancouver 2012

How about this chair from Moe's Furniture?  It looked like it was transported on a time machine from an art deco hotel. There is a look of speed and purpose to this chair. Fasten your seat belts!


Moe's furniture - IDS West Vancouver 2012

I adore Urban Barn, and this year was no exception.  This chair, inspired by a tweed riding jacket was everything and more.  Masculine and a fun spin on the traditional wing back chair.  I love the addition of brown suede buttons and arm rests to the chair.  Talk about attention to detail.

Urban Barn Tweed Chair - IDS West

You might also like to check out these posts out on celebrity designer speakers at the IDS West Show 2012 Vancouver:  Piero Lissoni and Tommy Smythe.

I hope you enjoyed this Vancouver Home Stager's highlights of the IDS West Show 2012 Vancouver.  Stay tuned for Part II coming soon...

 

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Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
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Joanna - Love the blingy light fixtures.  I hope you post a photo of your lights!

John - Sure appreciate the "male perspective"! 

Fred - Oh, If I could, I would be off to Paris!!!

Roger - You would have LOVED the show.  Wished you'd been here, too.

Shar - And this coming from the Queen of lime green?!!  I think we'd both look fabulous in that dress!

Oct 13, 2012 09:06 AM #6
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Sally- I love your pictures and your always wonderful commentary.  Thank you so much for sharing this. 

Oct 13, 2012 01:36 PM #7
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  Thanks for the Ah-ha moment!
Featured you in my Weekly Post!

Oct 13, 2012 01:47 PM #8
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Sally ~ the tweed-inspired chair is fun!  I love those buttons.

Oct 13, 2012 03:49 PM #9
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Wow, hard to believe its show time again already Sally. Enjoy!

Oct 13, 2012 11:16 PM #10
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Sally,

I came over from Kathy's post this morning and agree this is a great Ah-ha moment! My favorite was the tweed inspired chair..the detail was fantastic!

Oct 13, 2012 11:41 PM #11
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Sally Weatherley
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Kathy - Oh ho!  I've been Featured in Ah ha!!!  Thanks so much for the mention - you're the best!

Maureen - Isn't that chair great?  I bet it reminds you of those tweed jackets in Ireland.

Al & Peggy - Now that the sunshine's disappeared, I'm happy to spend the day browsing the various design shows that are popping up.

Dorie - Thanks so much for swinging by.  I know, I would have happily carted that chair off with me.  The suede buttons and arms rests are such a nice touch!

Oct 14, 2012 02:12 AM #12
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Peg Barcelo
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Sal Gal! Why didn't you call me!?! I'm drooling here, I would have loved to have seen this stuff in person! Oh well, next year!

Oct 14, 2012 02:40 AM #13
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Peggy Sue!  Oh burn!  It never occurred to me that you'd fly out for this show, but it would have been worth it.  Ok, you're on for next year!!!

Oct 14, 2012 02:56 AM #14
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
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Some of these looks are a little too "out there" for my tastes. But I adore anything with or accented with crystal. Thanks for sharing this fun event with us.

Gretchen

Oct 14, 2012 03:05 AM #15
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Sally Weatherley
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Hi Gretchen - I agree - I love the bling of the crystal lighting.  As for the rest, the items would work in some styles of homes, but not all.  For example, I wouldn't put the Mod Bocci lights in a traditional setting, but in a cutting edge mod condo or loft, it would look fab.

Oct 14, 2012 09:50 AM #16
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Malcolm Johnston
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Very cool photos Sally. When I look at all these shiny, bright and modern designs, I begin to suspect that perhaps I'm a bit of a fuddy-duddy, I don't have anything like these at my home. I do like that monkey candelabra, but for the life of me, I wouldn't know where to put it in my house.

Oct 14, 2012 11:18 PM #17
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Malcolm - Actually, I can see the Montauk sofas working really well for you.  They strike me as very "Eastern Canada"; after all, they did start out on Blvd St. Laurent in Montreal.  They have a very masculine look with all that leather, and are super comfortable, as well.  I think they'd work very well in Trenton.  Forget the monkey, go for the sofa!

Oct 15, 2012 01:41 AM #18
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OH ya that's right. It is my favorite color so I want the dress! But it would look better with your hair coloring....

Oct 15, 2012 02:16 PM #19
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Shar - Hmmm, maybe I'll wear it to the RESA Convention dinner...

Oct 16, 2012 12:08 AM #20
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Kim Gaston
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Sally, LOVE that gorgeous leather on Moe's chair. Such a statement. I'm a fool for good design.:)

Oct 20, 2012 11:37 AM #21
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Kim - Doesn't the leather look scrumptious?  I'm gaga for good design, too!

Oct 21, 2012 02:57 AM #22
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Good morning Sally. I wanted to swing back by and thank you for your support in the Rain.  You are always appreciated my friend.

Oct 22, 2012 12:11 AM #23
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John - Thanks for checking back!  Loved your post this morning - tapas, indeed!

Oct 22, 2012 03:56 AM #24
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A monkey candleabra... now... to decide which room to put it in... Decisions, decisions! ;) 

Oct 24, 2012 04:47 AM #25
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