Interior Design Show West 2014


We were so excited to attend the 10th Annual IDS West (Interior Design Show West) on Friday evening. It took place at the Vancouver Convention Center and featured some of the world’s best designers from Amsterdam, London, New York, Italy, Montreal, Toronto, Portland, San Francisco, Nevada, Los Angeles and of course Vancouver! It is showing this weekend only, September 25 – 28. If you have a passion for design and love seeing what’s new and exciting for your home, you should really check it out. 

(Pictured above: Endeavour Neon – Bright neon signs in various sayings and shapes created by Andrew Hibbs.)

ggWe loved the Dinner by Design displays which featured various dining environments by internationally known designers & local talent. The designs ranged from elegantly beautiful to outrageous and whimsical. The stunning arrangement pictured above was designed by local favourites, Vancouver’s own The Cross Decor & Design. Classy, girly & simple. We loved all the details that went into this design. The mismatched vintage chairs brought it all together. Beautiful.

IMG_7944Clean, crisp & elegant. Lovely. Design by Angela Robinson Interior Design.


This tablescape pictured above by designer Robert Blaney was to resemble a dining room after a catastrophe. Regardless of the oddness of the setting, the creativity was absolutely amazing. Loved the details and the thought that obviously went into this whole design. Old newspapers as the tablecloth, a massive centerpiece of melted cream candles, mis-matched chairs, dark grey coloured walls, everything just made you want to keep standing there and stare at it. It brought you into a story that felt as though it were taking place at that moment. Completely captivating.


The red rose (top left) tablescape was designed by d├ębut Event Design and was my (Laura’s) favourite dinner party setting. It was dark, mysterious, dramatic, over the top, romantic and I loved it! I could imagine sitting at that table at a dinner party with an intimate group of close friends, candles all lit, jazz music playing, having the best evening! So fun.
The other picture to the right was eye-catching and I loved the creativity of using colorful ribbons as dripping paint from the cans.


The multiple vases of fresh pink and red flowers add such elegance to this setting. The pearl-lined plates, tall pillar candles and gold cutlery added to the over all luxurious feeling. Love. 

IDSWEST2Plaid is back, baby! The tartan couch (pictured above) was a huge hit at the show this weekend. Instead of having just a regular ole’ booth featuring various sofas, the designers of Montauk Sofa created this tartan photobooth for attendees to snap pics in. The booth featured their ‘Sarah’ sofa upholstered in Ralph Lauren tartan fabric which also matched the fabric on the floor and walls. Proving less is more. Awesome. Simply a brilliant display. 


This amazingly gorgeous hanging light was breath taking. It’s over $4000 and Natasha and I were stunned by it’s beauty.
I’m pretty sure I need that for my dressing room… in my mansion… that I’m going to have. Possibly. One day. 
A girl can dream. ­čÖé

The Interior Design Show West is open tomorrow (Sunday Sept. 28) for its fourth & final day! Open from 10am – 5pm. Don’t miss out! Tickets are available at the door or online.

Laura & Natasha xo