Last weekend the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place hosted the 2014 Toronto Fall Home Show. It served as a source of inspiration to those thinking about renovating, decorating or updating their homes. From design ideas to stylish furnishings, home safety systems and even cookware, the 26th annual Toronto Fall Home Show did not disappoint. Some of our favourite fall home show finds included the following.
Hiddenbed Factory’s Zoom Room
Unlike conventional murphy beds that feature a mattress folded up against the wall, the Hiddenbed Factory‘s Zoom Room memory foam mattress glides up from its resting position on the floor into the 24” wall-mounted unit via remote control. The wall-mounted unit features space for a television and shelving. You’d never know there was a bed behind it.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint
This powdered paint allows crafty furniture restorers to transform unsightly furniture and get a timeless antique look. This all-natural powdered paint contains milk protein, limestone, clay, chalk and natural pigments but is most desired for what it doesn’t contain – VOCs. Choose from 18 colours, simply add water to the powder and voila! Miss Mustard Seed herself, Marian Parsons, was on hand to do a live demonstration.
Walking past this company’s booth, one could swear the wall was a solid rock surface. In fact, the Canadian Shield rock face design was a 15’ wide by 9’ high photograph taken by Donn Petelka. Mural Unique‘s prepasted wallpaper murals hang like wallpaper and can transform an ordinary living room into an extraordinary getaway.
This company’s egg-sized smoke alarm, called the Atom, is the world’s smallest smoke alarm, but that doesn’t mean it’s weak. Using photoelectric technology, the Atom reduces the number of false alarms by detecting smouldering fires (such as those produced by lit cigarettes), but won’t go off when your kitchen or bathroom get a little steamy.
For show attendees shopping for a home, this real estate website not only had a snazzy booth but invited guests to try out their search engine to locate the best agent to work with to find their dream home. Zoocasa pre-screens top real estate agents and matches users with agents who have a proven track record for sales in their desired neighbourhood.
For homeowners looking for a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture to set their home apart, these Ontario producers delivered. Martin C. Vendryes has been making solid wood furniture since 1984 using hand tools and traditional equipment out of his workshop in Vienna, Ontario, southeast of London. His stunning custom furniture features live-edge, wormy and discoloured slabs that add character and old-world charm to any space.
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