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I.D.E.A. 2013
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CONGRATULATIONS to the first winners of I.D.E.A. — INTERIOR DECOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2013 — Lisa Reis of Decoreista and Lara Greve of Twelve O'Clock Dream. For their entries, the winning certificates were given at the IDRC AGM on Nov. 7th, 2013, held at The INTERIOR DECORATING SHOW Trade Day. The submissions will be sent to Trade and Shelter media as well as announced and shown within our own DECOR DIGEST, IDRC's online publication of news and information, which after 30+ issues is now recognized as a significant advertising and quality publication for the Interior Decorating Industry.

NOW IS THE TIME to plan YOUR entries of your latest DECOR PROJECT or PRODUCT for 2014 and submissions will be accepted up to Sept. 30th, 2014. Winners and all acceptable entries will join our Wall of Fame carried forward annually to future issues of DECOR DIGEST — so plan for perpetuity! Get entry forms for this NO COST CONTEST.

Do you have another IDEA? Send it over to info@idrcanada.org.

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Around the world decor
Ottawa Citizen
For the past decade Peggy Bakker and her husband have embarked on yearly buying sprees to far-flung places such as India, Peru and Cambodia to search for treasures for their annual Third World Bazaar fall sale. This year was a little different.
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Eco-friendly decor gaining popularity
Calgary Sun
Whether it's folding up cardboard for recycling or scouring a farmer's market for the perfect reclaimed chair — you know you're doing your part, and that's a great feeling. And the best part about green decor is how attractive it has become, with more products available and venues to shop in.
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Paris-based home trade show expands in Asia
Business Mirror
Considered as one of the most prestigious and biggest events for interior design and decoration in Europe, Maison&Objet was recently launched during the Manila FAME Networking Reception at the Hall One: Design for Exports, Pasay City. The Paris-based home trade show is set to hold the first Maison&Objet Asia in March 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and has chosen Manila FAME as its sole trade show event partner.
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Top 5 ways to spot a high quality rug
Business 2 Community
While it is easy to visualize the decoration of furniture, and art pieces, rugs also certainly add sophistication to your location — home, office or restaurant. These look beautiful with most of the interior decorations and also accentuate the charm of your wall colors. Rugs are also essential; for their cleanliness as these do not allow allergens to spread into your entire surroundings. As compared with carpeting, choosing rugs is a smarter way to ensure healthy and beautiful surroundings.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed our previous issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

   


Barbara and René Stoeltie share timeless design in The Art of the Interior
Architectural Digest
The Art of the Interior: Timeless Designs by the Master Decorators, a new book from prolific design author Barbara Stoeltie and photographer René Stoeltie (her husband and longtime collaborator), beautifully documents the era-defining decorators and the memorable — though occasionally controversial — trends of the past four centuries of interior design.
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A handy decoration guide for instant apartments
Business Mirror
When people are on the go, they barely have enough time to worry about their interior decoration, much less make mountains out of mole hills over the color of wallpaper or the penultimate question of where to install the cut-crystal chandelier.
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5 epic statement pillows that tell it like it is
The Stir
The statement pillow is one home decor trend we can't get enough of! Decorative pillows that sport the most sassy, witty, and hilarious phrases — yes, please! The only downside about statement pillows is that it's so hard to choose a favorite! If you are looking for ways to make a living space more fun or give a gift your friend is guaranteed to love, a decorative pillow with a funny or inspiring message is the way to go.

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All-black interior colour palette is surprisingly sophisticated
The Huffington Post
All black everything has its place (like in a Jay Z lyric, of course), but as an interior color scheme? Yeah, we were doubtful, too. That is until we saw this project by Taiwanese design firms Atelierii + Just Make Design called "Home in Black Serenity."

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6 ways to bring the beauty of origami to your home decor
The Globe and Mail
It's a delicate sensibility that makes origami so beguiling, even when the folds are transposed into other, less fragile materials, such as wood or fabric. This origami-inspired home decor captures the poetics of the fleeting, even when built to last. It's especially true when the light fixture, coat hook or table is made by an expert designer.

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6 tips to communicate like a leader
The Globe and Mail
Excelling in communication is one of the top consistently rated traits of distinguished leaders. But communication skills are not intuitive or taught in business school. Bad communication has ended the career of many CEOs and other public figures. It is also costing companies a fortune: according to SIS International Research, a business with 100 employees spends an average downtime of 17 hours a week clarifying communication.
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Top 5 must-have home decor apps
Realty Today
We've compiled for you a list of the best interior and home decor apps sourced from multiple top-lists that will not only come in handy for picking up a curtain colour but will also help you get smart plumbing and maintenance fixes.
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