IDS offered a number of seminars for design professionals and enthusiasts on Saturday, January 26, 2013.
Admission was priced at $35 + HST for each seminar. General admission to the show floor was included in the seminar price.
Colour & Style Trends 2013 presented by Para
Speaker: Janine May
Edgy design styles for our interior spaces which are cued from the ever evolving design elements present on the fashion runways across the pond. Just as leading fashion designers experiment with colour, so does the rest of the design world, which is how we find fashion colour & style trends transcend into our interiors. Colour trends are extremely important to both the fashion and design industries as they provide us with inspiration that sparks our creative instincts, enabling Designers & Creative Professionals around the globe to remain fresh, current & 'in the know'! Colour & Style Trends 2013 will provide you with new and creative strategies to keep your home design unique, full of bold inspiring colours and style by Para Paints ‘in house’ Designer, Janine May. Having many years of custom residential, renovation and building experience, Janine will lead the way to 2013 with an inspiring fresh new colour palette.
The Art of Collection Presented by Ago
Speakers: Elizabeth Petrova, Alex D'Arcy & Harriet Goodman
The art of collecting can be exciting and rewarding, but also a little intimidating. As such, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Art Rental + Sales Gallery offers a talk as a tool for novice and established collectors who wish to gain valuable tips for starting and enhancing a collection. Join us for a crash course in building corporate and private art collections. We will provide advice on choosing artwork for decor, share strategies for building collections, and discuss using artwork for investment. The AGO Art Rental + Sales Gallery is a valuable resource for both your home and office. Our free consulting services and eclectic collection of Canadian contemporary art from commercial galleries and independent artists is unique in Toronto. This is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for art. Not only do we offer both rental and sales, we’re there to help you select art and make it easy to transport and install. AGO’s Art Rental and Sales consultants offer free consultations and site visits and will provide advice on choosing and hanging artwork in ways that will inspire you daily and keep the accountant in you happy for having made a wise investment.
High Low Design - How to get the Most out of any Renovation Project presented by National Bank
Speaker: Jill Greaves
With a breadth of experience in designing home interiors, Jill Greaves Design will present the top five items to consider before any embarking upon any renovation project. Touching upon budgeting, space planning, and value for the future, Jill Greaves will discuss elements to consider for every room of the house. She will draw on practical examples of stylish interiors from her own portfolio and beyond and discuss where to spend and cut costs for large scale homes and small space condos alike. Considering the growing number of multifunctional homes, Jill will also weigh in on the special needs of live/work spaces and home office renovations. Following the seminar Jill Greaves will be available for a Q&A at the National Bank Central Lounge.
Increasing the value of your property
Speaker: Samantha Sannella presented by homes publishing
Are you thinking of selling your home and want to get the most for your property? Or are you simply ready to make things look better but don't know how to invest your money? This seminar gives an overview of where and how to get the most for your dollar and can keep you from making costly mistakes. From curb appeal to bathroom makeovers, find out what adds the most value to your property.