Toronto Interior Design Show 2017 – Part 1

Want Insider Information? I’ve got it! I attended the Toronto Interior Design Show on Trade Day.

Here are some of the trending and soon to be trending interior design ideas and products for 2017.

First Up – Sinks, Facets and Taps!

I’ve been sworn to secrecy on this one…but what I am able to share is this sink was designed by the same company who designed a toilet for Beyoncé and Jay Z. (Bejeweled and tens of thousands of dollars, btw.) Super Sleek = Super Crazy in Love!

Check out this resin sink designed by the same company. Available in 12 different colours, it glows with a soft light underneath. So luminous, right?

The combination of industrial and reclaimed elements is a continuing trend. Gooseneck Facets also endure! So rest assured if you’ve installed one or adding one to your kitchen is on your hit list.

For the years 2017 and 2018, trend forecasters have identified that water as a precious resource, will translate into facets that showcase the flow of water. The Uffizi Lavatory Facet by Fortis does this so beautifully. A showstopper!

What really struck me about all of the taps were the way they felt in my hand. It’s like you are having a conversation with the taps! It was an experience to hold the taps!

Have you noticed how many of the taps are in a matte finish? That was HUGE! Colourful in reds, purples and black they are almost all matte!

So, tell me – what’s on your wish list? I’m totally obsessed with the Uffizi Lavatory Facet! Those bubbles!

(I wonder if Beyoncé actually uses that toilet?)

Up Next? Part 2 – Lighting! Otherwise known as my (not so secret) addiction!

Yours in Décor,

Emily

13 Comments

  • IwasHere
    Reply

    wow, thanks for the tips!

  • Avril
    Reply

    I love the faucet with the pebbles at the base! Wondering if there’s an inexpensive way to turn it into a diy project?

    • OurHighHopes
      Reply

      Hi Avril,

      You know, this is facet is so well designed – there is even a lever that holds the water in the glass cylinder for future use! It is made in Italy – fancy pants! It retails for approx. $500.00 – that may or may not impact your decision to DIY or purchase.

      I would think about what you love about the facet. Is it seeing the flow of water? Many facets now have this feature (try a big box store for a reasonable price point) or is it the pebble basin that the facet sits in? You could consider mounting your facet in a shallow sink filled with pebble tiles. The water would drain through to the drain pipe. You would need to think about cleaning or replacing the pebbles, over time they will get soap residue, dirt and maybe even toothpaste splatters if installed in a bathroom.

      Sometimes, what this really is, is a company showcasing a beautiful product in a way that will get our attention. Kind of like baking cookies before an open house!

      Maybe you’d like to consider a table top indoor water fountain with pebble tiles for a similar look and feel?

      Send me an email should you wish to discuss details further professionally.

      Yours in Décor,
      Emily

  • Meredith
    Reply

    So much fun! I could see where the resin sink that glows from underneath could be a huge draw for families – little kids might be more inclined to wash their hands there!

    • OurHighHopes
      Reply

      Hey Meredith,

      Imagine if you let your children choose the colour of the sink!?! I bet they’d even use extra soap!

      Yours in Décor,
      Emily

  • Krystal
    Reply

    Love these photos Emily!

  • Dee
    Reply

    Hey I finally did something right, I have a very similar tap in the bathroom that is shown above, wow I must be absorbing your decorating ideas somehow. (No glass tube though to see the water)

    • OurHighHopes
      Reply

      Hi Dee,

      Thanks so much for visiting ourhighhopes 🙂

      Don’t you feel like you’ve been voted “most popular” when you have a trend product in your home?! 😉

      Yours in Décor,
      Emily

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