What are The Hottest
Trends in Interior Design in Toronto Right Now?
The hottest trend
in home design at the moment is to combine classic accent pieces of Italian
marble with bold colour blocking.
One elite Toronto-
based interior designer recently executed an excellent example of this hip
concept in one of the more fashionable homes of Liberty Village, and experts
agree that many variances of this home fashion trend will be found nationwide
in a matter of months.
‘In Order to Truly Create Contemporary, We Must Look to the Past.'
The original design
style is known as ‘Classic Bold' and as mentioned above, incorporates the use
of Italian marble accent pieces with bold color blocking. The originating
interior designer, who is much sought after, (so much so that she has requested
that the name of her firm be withheld in order to maintain her exclusiveness), was quoted as saying ‘in order to truly create
contemporary, we must look to the past.'
The Liberty Village
location employs the ‘Classic Bold' design in both the kitchen and dining area
of the home and features a bold colour blocking scheme for the walls and floor
and some of the upholstered furniture. The countertops, dining room table, and
a large area of a predominant wall include the Italian marble component that
completes the design.
Why is Italian
Marble So Popular?
Italian marble is
incredibly popular, especially where the ‘Classic Bold' design is concerned for
a wide variety of reasons:
offers a timeless look and feel that is both elegant and beautiful;
right marble pieces can tie a room together effortlessly;
is available in both slab and tile form, which makes incorporating it into any
design simple through either the use of larger accent pieces like countertops
or smaller tiled areas; and
- no two
pieces of marble are the same.
How to Recreate the
‘Classic Bold' Design Concept
For those looking
to recreate this trendy new design style, here are some tips and tricks to
- Pick a
bold colour that will be the predominant one that is to be featured throughout
the room. (This article will use the colour orange in order to better
illustrate the example.)
blocking is best created using three colours in non-equal sections in one area.
Take the main colour and pair it with two additional colours. For instance,
tangerine-orange will work well with red and rose pink.
floors, use carpets or area rugs, or even paint, as long as several coats of
clear urethane are applied.
walls, either painted sections or solid coloured fabric wallpaper. (Tip:
wainscoting can also be used to create bold colour blocking!)
furniture, use solid coloured pieces to co-ordinate with each of the hues that
have been chosen.
picking Italian marble for the classic accents, make sure to choose pieces that
display veining in only one of the colours in the colour scheme. (Choosing more
than one colour will create too busy of a look and throw off the entire feel of
Italian marble slabs for countertops when countertops are an option. The solid pieces
further enhance the classic look. Kitchen countertops, bar counters, and even
table tops are a great way to incorporate slabs.
Italian marble tiles for decorative inlays in tables, mosaic designs on walls
and backsplashes in kitchens.
The most important thing to remember when recreating the ‘Classic
Bold' design is that the area looks simple and tasteful. Such a bold design
choice can be quickly defeated by adding too many accessories or accent pieces
that are any other material but Italian marble.