Amanda Forrest uses Chic Pastels on The Marilyn Denis Show, featuring Decorium products

Amanda Forrest uses Chic Pastels on The Marilyn Denis Show, featuring Decorium products

We were recently featured on The Marilyn Denis Show | Episodes | Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Chic Pastels.

Design expert, Amanda Forrest shares ways to decorate your dining room in creative, chic pastels.

Thank you for including us!

Watch the video: http://www.marilyn.ca/Video#clip1078008&vp144019

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Overwhelmed? Book a Design Consultant from Decorium

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As a Design Consultant at Decorium, I help clients with decorating projects large and small. Some simply want advice on the right accent piece and that’s easy. But when a client approaches me and tells me they need to furnish the entire home and they don’t know where to start, the answer’s the same: “Don’t panic! I can help you.”

Engaging the help of a designer is a fantastic way to bounce around ideas for your space. You have an idea what you want and we can help bring your idea to life.

Here’s how the process works:

•    We meet at the store – you bring any floorplans, paint colours and/or pictures of what you like
•    We explore the showroom, refining your style, zeroing in on the look and selecting pieces
•    We meet at your home where I take accurate measurements
•    We photograph the space as it is now
•    We photograph the furniture and decor you want to maintain in the space

Mill Street King BedOnce we’ve gathered all the information and discussed the plan in detail, I work at creating a number of design options to consider.

There are many factors that contribute to the various decorating solutions:

•    your taste and style
•    usage needs for each space
•    the project budget

Once you’ve made a decision on the overall concept, we begin to turn the inspiration into reality:

•    You decide which rooms you want ready first, then we complete one room at a time from top to bottom.
•    I sketch the rooms with variable configurations
•    We select main pieces for each room, as well as fabrics and colours, then accessorize once the furniture is in place

Ultimately, when helping to redesign a space, it’s important to build a comfortable working relationship with the client. When we start from a place of trust, I can help create a unique and personalized design expression within your home. Together, we can have a lot of fun and create a home that you can be proud to showcase.

By Adriana Glait, Design Consultant at Decorium

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Five Easy Ways to Create a Beautiful, Vibrant Space

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535321.      Artwork and Wall Decor – Select wall décor that relates to the room’s theme or style. This can found in the colours used, the energy displayed in the imagery, the memories the work evokes. If you have multiple pieces, group them together in an interesting array. Artwork is the fastest way to create striking focal points in a room, with vitality and vigor, that always brings out so much personality.

547502.      Toss Pillows – Toss pillows with vibrant colours and patterns, are a fabulous and fun way to introduce wow factor to a room. Be brave and select patterns and textures that are unique and trendy. The designs should make you smile!

3.      Lighting – Lighting is incredibly important and will set the tone for the living space.   Depending on the room, make sure to choose a light fixture that creates the mood you are trying to achieve, for that space. If the room needs to be brighter, decide whether you want light to bounce indirectly off the ceilings. Think about whether a pendant or shimmering chandelier would add the right ambiance. If you like to sit under a table or floor lamp in the space, make sure you include one as part of the room design. Whatever you decide, for more intimate evenings, dimmers are an absolute must, whether it is the bedroom, dining or living room!

530294.      Mirrors – Mirrors reflect light and will make your room feel larger and brighter instantly. Select a shape that flatters the décor and height of the ceiling. Think about the size(s) you might need. Round-shaped mirrors are perfect for breaking up too many right angles. Long, rectangular mirrors are great for creating an illusion of higher ceilings. Interesting, geometric mirrors can also add that extra light and dynamism the room might need.

5.      Flowers – Fresh or artificial, flowers will always be a beautiful way to soften and add a more organic look. Choose the flowers that suit the style you have created. By bringing a taste of the outdoors inside, your home will feel more relaxed, fresh and full of life!

Design Advice by Renata Biala, Design Consultant Decorium

 

FSLocal Post: A Gathering Place – The Importance of the Dining Room

Here is an article focusing on the significance of finding the right dining room for you, written by our own Ellen Zworth, Design Consultant at the Supertest store!

Click the link to check out the latest Decorium Blog posted by FS local:

http://www.fslocal.com/blog/gathering-place-importance-dining-room/

 

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How to Design a Home Office Before You Shop

templeton_sku_049340_276Working from home seems to be trending more and more in recent times. Especially as roles are becoming increasingly mobile and on-line, work can be on-the-go nearly anytime of day. In the event you are a small business, your home office may be your only real workspace.

So, you know you need a home office, but what can you do (before buying anything) to make sure you stay on task and work comfortably?

Dedicate your home office as a work space only. You don’t necessarily have to have a separate room. You can choose to have a small area designated as a working area. Like the cubby below the stairs or a corner in a room can work really well. Any hobbies or other aspects of your personal life work should be conducted elsewhere. With a dedicated workspace, you can focus on tasks, maintain discipline, and ensure you always have enough space to work with all the materials ready to hand.

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Highlight – Kimberley Seldon talks Downsizing vs. Smart-sizing on Cityline, featuring Decorium products!

Downsizing vs. Smart-sizing

Keep on the positive side! When moving into a smaller space, we should be thinking “smart-sizing”, not downsizing. Designer Kimberley Seldon from Kimberley Seldon Design Group talks with Tracy Moore on Cityline, featuring Decorium products!

Click here to find out more (it’ll only take a few minutes):

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/?video=3362914940001

 

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Redoing Your Home This Summer? Things to Keep in Mind

caroline-secftional-sofa-decoriumAre you planning to renovate your home, or better yet, redoing your home this summer? To do it right, redoing your home involves getting a little creative. You need to think out of the box without forgetting the needs of the season, like getting fresh air, staying cool and feeling playfully vibrant.

 

If you look at summers in general, you will notice that your interests and needs particularly change for this season. You want touches of brighter colours to remind you of the warmth of the sun. You look for more airy accommodations that provide ventilation while masking direct sun. You want to stay cool and calm but let out your whimsical side. So, here are a few things that you should necessarily keep in mind while redoing your home for the summertime.

Prepare to Get Some Air

Open up the space. You are going to want fresh air this summer. The quick and easiest way to get instant airyness is to remove any dark fabric curtains hanging along your windows. Only light, transparent and cotton fabrics should be used for the windows, maybe some blinds, but open them up! They will absorb the rough rays of the sun while allowing light and air to enter your home.

Let Fresh Flowers Bloom

abstract-pattern-glass-vase-decoriumThe light’s apt for fresh flowers! A little flower power will go a long way, making your home appear cooler, more fresh and beautiful. The warm summer fragrance will also light up the smell of these flowers. Small vases could be placed on your dinner table. In fact, if you are planning to do the outdoors of your home, you could pack some nice flowers in an urban garden and let them bloom. This will create a striking appearance for your home, with freshness abound. Ideally, grow some excellent summer flowers in your home for lasting effect!

Stay Cool and Vibrant

When planning to redo your home for summer, you should also focus on making home a lot cooler, considering the heat the season is set to bring on, but let’s not get too white. You should do up the home interiors with some light colors as a base. Light yellow or white touch up would be great for your home. You can have light-coloured framed art along the walls. Go for colours such as sky blue, white, off white, pink etc. Anything light is the ideal color of the season. Then, add in a few bright-coloured accessories to get into your happier, more whimsical moods. Find something eclectic and maybe even a little silly, just to make you smile everytime you enter the room. A little sparkle couldn’t do any harm either!

So think outside box and get rid of any sense of winter dreariness. Find that fresh air, stay cool and keep yourself feeling playfully vibrant all the while! Good luck!

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Highlight – Decorium featured on The Marilyn Denis Show

We were recently featured on:

The Marilyn Denis Show | At Home | Sprucing Up your Rental

Design expert, Amanda Forrest shares ways that you can create a cozy space out of your rental that’s just right for you.

Decorium agrees with you, Amanda: “Accessorize with abandon!”

Thank you for including us!

Click on the link to view the segment:
 http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/February2014/2_13_2014/SpruceUpRental

The two featured items are available at Decorium now!

Bronze Colony Mirror SKU 054710Gold Duck Mirror SKU 054556

 

Decorium featured on The Marilyn Denis Show

We were recently featured on The Marilyn Denis Show | At Home | Sprucing Up your Rental

Design expert, Amanda Forrest shares ways that you can create a cozy space out of your rental that’s just right for you.

Decorium agrees with you, Amanda: “Accessorize with abandon!”

Thank you for including us!

Watch the video: http://www.marilyn.ca/AtHome/segments/Daily/February2014/2_13_2014/SpruceUpRental

Kimberley Seldon talks Downsizing vs. Smart-sizing on Cityline, featuring Decorium products!

We were recently featured on Cityline | Downsizing vs. Smart-sizing

Keep on the positive side! When moving into a smaller space, we should be thinking “smart-sizing”, not downsizing. Designer Kimberley Seldon from Kimberley Seldon Design Group talks with Tracy Moore on Cityline, featuring Decorium products.

Thank you for including us!