Vancouver Home Stager: The Quirky & Canadian at the IDS West 2012 Final

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Vancouver Home Stager: The Quirky & Canadian at the IDS West Show 2012 Final

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 more highlights of the show.

THE QUIRKY AND UNUSUAL

Van Gogh Furniture Vancouver

Like Dorothy going down the rabbit hole, I really enjoyed checking out some quirky, bizarre and unusual exhibits.  I loved this giant, over-sized chair, provided by local furniture manufacturer, Van Gogh.  And what a photo op!

Luminosa Lighting Vancouver

It was seriously difficult to walk past the Luminosa exhibit without rubbernecking.  Luminosa screamed "look at me" and rightly so.  Every time I passed by, I had to smile.  Ok, so I wouldn't do a home stage in these colours, but I certainly know about their boutique lighting showroom now, which is located in the Armoury District! 

Marimekko

Design House had a great display of its sister store, Marimikko, also located in Vancouver on Hamilton Street.  Marimikko is a Finnish clothing and textile design company.  I love the playful cushions and artwork and the 1970's vibe.  I can imagine this in a downtown Gastown loft.

Nicole Tarasick

As a former Air Canada Flight Attendant, I had a huge soft spot for Nicole Tarasick's silk screened cushions and artwork, especially the YVR cushions, the airline code for Vancouver.  Nicole is a Graphic Designer and Screen Printer, who hales from Toronto.  I'm now the proud owner of the Canada Map cushion, and will be proudly staging with this as soon as I get the opportunity. 

Identity Cushions Vancouver

One can never have enough Canadian inspired cushions, so I was also drawn to a local Vancouver design company, Identity Apparel.  These cushions have very Canadian graphics, such as Canada Geese, Antlers, Moose, and Bay Blanket motifs to name a few.  Many of the cushions are made from recycled wool army blankets!  A perfect rustic modern aesthetic. 

Identity Cushions Vancouver


Here's an up close look at these very "Upper Canada" cushions.

The Found and the Freed

Last but not least, I really enjoyed looking at the historical and found objects by The Found and the Freed, a local design studio and pop up shop, located on Powell Street, which carries one of a kind, vintage, 20th century and industrial antiques and artifacts.

I hope you've enjoyed the final chapter in this year's Interior Design Show West, Vancouver 2012 Series.

Here are the other posts in this series if you missed them:


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


Vancouver Home Stager's Highlights of the IDS West Show 2012 Part 2


Vancouver Home Stager's Highlights of the IDS West Show 2012 Part 3

Piero Lissoni at the IDS West Show Vancouver 2012

Tommy Smythe at the IDS West Show Vancouver 2012


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John McCormack, CRS
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Had a LOL at the first photo Sally :)  The chair is large enough for a family of four to live in.... How fun...

Nov 02, 2012 01:23 AM #1
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Hi Sally ~ Perhaps from now on we'll have to call you Goldilocks ... that chair might hold all 3 bears!

Nov 02, 2012 02:04 AM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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How fun!  "Hi, my name is Edith Anne and I'm five years old".................remember that?

Nov 02, 2012 02:44 AM #3
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Sharon Tara
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Roger:  I loved Edith Anne!!

Sally, your photos are fabulous....I feel like I was there with you.  I wish I had been there with you!

Nov 02, 2012 06:42 AM #4
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Sally Weatherley
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John - I was so high up on that chair I thought I might get a nose bleed!

Maureen - I think this is the Papa Bear's chair, for sure!

Roger - Ha ha ha!  I'm blowing raspberries at you!

Sharon - Roger cracks me up!  Loved Lily Tomlin as Edith Anne!  I wish you'd been here too, Sharon!

Nov 02, 2012 06:53 AM #5
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Hi Sally....I laughed when I saw you in the Huge Chair...Ha Maybe a post for Funny Friday's.

Love your photos, looks like you were enjoying the show..Ops looks like a typo in the heading?

Nov 02, 2012 11:05 AM #6
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Sally Weatherley
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Hi Fred!  That chair is ridiculous, isn't it?  Oh wow, can't believe I can't spell "Canadian"!  Thanks for catching that - corrected! 

Nov 02, 2012 11:14 AM #7
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
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Oh my goodness what a cute shot that first photo is. Could make a great marketing piece Sally.
Nov 02, 2012 01:27 PM #8
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Alicia Barrington
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OK, OK, how do you go to one of these things, and leave the show with any sense of self-control, or money?

We have a store here in Houston named "High Fashion".   Which, now that I write it, really looks like a store that would sell patchouli, and smoking papers...... anyway, it's four floors of cutting edge, affordable (mostly) furnishings and accessories, that look very much like this show!   I try to leave the checkbook at home when I go, but they'll trade furniture for body parts......... so far I've traded a cornea for a Mies van der Rohe chair, and part of my liver is on layaway for an Eileen Gray table.... <G>!

Nov 02, 2012 08:57 PM #9
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Sally Weatherley
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Tom - I know, I know...  I should have added a cautionary note to all at the top of this post to leave all forms of payment at home.  I heard tell that they were asking "an arm and a leg" for some of this furniture...  it would be tough to stage after losing those body parts!  Still, then the Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise Longue would be mine, all mine!

Nov 03, 2012 12:26 AM #10
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Sally Weatherley
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Al & Peggy - Gee, I never even thought about using that big chair photo for marketing - you guys are always thinking!  Great idea!

Nov 04, 2012 02:04 AM #12
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Sally Weatherley
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Valerie - Aren't those Canadiana cushions wonderful?  Ha ha, yes, I think that chair would be best suited for the Jolly Green Giant's castle! 

Nov 04, 2012 02:06 AM #13
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