Weekend Seminars

Taking the complexity out of colour
Presented by Para paints
Speaker: melissa davis

Designer Melissa Davis, of Catherine + Davis Design and HGTV's Income Property, discussed the meanings behind different colour families and styles, with examples of how these colours are used successfully in design. She spoke about how to distinguish between subtleties like undertones and saturation and their effect on how we perceive colours, as well as art, media, fashion and world influences.


Project Renovate
presented by National Bank
Speaker: Libby Bullock

Interior designer Libby Bullock spoke about how homeowners should navigate the complex waters of home renovation. The key to a successful outcome starts with the right plan and the right team. She shared the secrets to a successful home renovation project, from planning through to execution.


Designing with Celebrity Style
Presented by BLANCO Canada
Speaker: Cheryl Torrenueva

Cheryl Torrenueva, interior designer and TV personality, shared her tips for creating a home worthy of being featured in the hottest design magazines and television shows. She focused on her process for design, with examples of her TV makeovers, and how to make your home picture perfect even with a limited timeframe and budget.


Kitchen Renovation: from Plan to Perfection
Presented by Homes Publishing Group
Speaker: Samantha Sannella

Design advisor Samantha Sannella covered everything you need to know about kitchen renovation, from planning and budgeting to appliances, fixtures and finishing touches. She focused on smart decision making and budgeting to make your kitchen dreams come true.


Now in its 17th year, IDS brings together the newest & most innovative of international and Canadian design. With three full days of inspirational exhibits, influential speakers & leading products, IDS is not just a fair — it's a total design experience. Learn more >>

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