The 45th annual Canadian Furniture Show came to a close on Sunday after a successful three days of activities. Thousands of visitors came to meet the 230 exhibitors to conduct business, discover new products and trends, and network. The event is closed to the general public but eieihome.com was invited to attend as media and get a sneak peek of the upcoming trends and styles coming to the marketplace.
From exploring popular fashions to our favourite highlights from the day’s events, here are the showstoppers at this year’s Canadian Furniture Show.
Reclaimed Woods & Metals
Reclaimed wood and metal is a trend that isn’t new by any means but the manufacturers at the Furniture Show were still proud supporters of this look. From headboards to dining room tables, the pieces we saw were unique and true investments for homeowners. One of our favourite exhibitors was CDI Furniture, a Montreal-based home furnishing manufacturer and supplier. Each design represents the latest trends in home décor, demonstrated via its fusion of modern inspiration incorporated within classic styles. With helpful and passionate staff, this was an impressive showcase of beautiful furniture and décor.
Velvets and Jewel Tones
Saturated colours like sapphire blues, periwinkle pinks and emerald greens are taking a front row seat in home trends for 2017. From artwork to furniture, these jewel tones were popping up like crazy at the Furniture Show, specifically the exhibitor, Furninova. With a beautiful selection of sofas and other unique pieces, Furninova didn’t hold back when it came to embracing bright and fresh tones. From saffire blue couches and pops of pink, this store is a designer’s dream.
This year, the show truly embraced Canada 150. Exhibitors had a variety of Canadian décor that would be perfect for anyone looking to add Canadian pride to their home. From pillows and paintings, to throws and knick-knacks, the show had it all. This year, more than ever, don’t be afraid to show off your native roots and be proud of where you live!
Lunch and Learn
The new Lunch & Learn Speaker Series featured three high-quality speakers, receiving glowing comments from participants. The speaker series was an equally educational and inspirational component to the show. We sat and listened to award-winning designer and television personality, Sarah Richardson as she spoke to the audience about her “design style” and what she loves about this year’s trends. From differentiating with details, finding shapely and interesting pieces and calling her style “Modern-Vintage”, her speech was informative and inspiring.