Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Interior Design Show Toronto 2018 (IDS)

We eagerly await the annual Interior Design Show Toronto and this year too it did not disappoint. The IDS is Canada's premier showcase of new products and furniture, Super Star Designers and Avant -Garde concepts from North America and beyond. This year we took our daughters along and they enjoyed it just as much. 

While there are many products that impressed us our Top 3 favorites would have to be the wall mounted linear drains for luxury washrooms by Zitta, the eclectic wallpaper collection by Fine & Dandy Co. and the stunning modern custom lighting by Mathew McCormick.

First up were the lighting booths with Mathew McCormicks custom collection simply blowing us away. This one here with the ovals and ball light allude to a 'mother holding a child' being my favorite I love how he has used gold and copper to create these one of a kind pieces where the light is entrancing and the play of shadows on the walls is an art display in itself.
Designed by Mathew McCormick

Designed by Mathew McCormick at South Hill Home

The futuristic lights by Design Workshop Architects Inc for IDS

3D printed state of the art lights

3D printed state of the art lights by Decimal Made

Loved this Art Deco collection
While I was checking out lighting Dhiraj was focused on the new bath products in the market. He has a number of luxury washrooms in the pipeline and wants to offer our clients the best options out there. 
Ready to install niches that can be tiled over

Anodized black aluminum shower enclosure by Zitta

Linear drains that are now mounted on the wall instead of the floor, by Zitta

Always looking at the best options for his bars

Loving this rippled water rug by W. Studio Carpets

Loving the gold barn door hardware, reminds us of the barn door we installed at Project Tapestry Lane Living room

At the Mobilia booth with my baby girl

Checking out the kitchen designed by Sarah Richardson and loving her pastel wallpaper

Voila - hidden hinges! Sugastune hidden hinges, allow for hidden doors in libraries or to your secret lair

Gorgeous papers & products by Bettencourt Manor

Loving the eclectic wall paper collection by the talented trio of ladies at Fine & Dandy Co.

Loved the entire furniture and lighting collection designed by Hollis & Morris. This modern take on the farmhouse table with the rose gold detail is so impressive. Rose Gold is very much here to stay people, saw it repeated multiple times on furniture and finishes

That's Layla feeling up the ball of ice on the Caesarstone display

One of the booths was promoting their grand pianos and so our Aaliyah gave it a try. Now she wants one and I might have to sell off both my kidneys and a lung for it.

We look forward to the IDS every year and are so very glad our girls enjoyed it just as much. The show left us enlightened and educated on the innovative products hitting up the market, allowing us to offer a better service and options to our valued clients. Should you be looking for anything in particular or preparing for a renovation do give us a shout, we would love to be of assistance anyway we can.

If you liked this post then check out our previous visits to the IDS here:

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Hey everyone!!

Happy New Year!!! 2018!!!! Wishing everyone a wonderful start to this year, it feels so promising and full of potential. I also prefer even numbers....2018......so this..year feels so good already. We are very excited for the coming months and wanted to share with you what`s going on in our world.

Firstly we won BEST OF HOUZZ 2018, that makes it three years in a row. We are so very grateful for this recognition from Houzz and our wonderful clients. Dhiraj and I joined forces around 3 years ago and there has been no looking back since then. What started out as Dhiraj remodelling our own home to friends & family entrusting us with their homes, and now working on new builds; more design & decor work; and finding our niche in this wonderful industry.
best of houzz 2018 to wilde north interiors
While the pic above shows the completed projects for 2017 we have 4 projects going on right now that we will be shooting in the coming weeks. Two luxury washrooms and two modern bars. Heated floors, curbless shower, custom vanity, custom mirror are just some of the features in the luxury washrooms that we have renamed "Poshroom" because really! It is so posh!
luxury washroom design by wilde north interiors
Project Rainpark - Mississauga
Master Washroom Design & Build

high end washroom design by wilde north interiors
Project Rainpark - Mississauga
Second Washroom Design & Build
The bars are both unique and special with one really showing off our clients heritage and the other showing off our clients impressive collection. All projects will be photographed in the coming weeks so be sure to follow the reveals on our various social media. And if you know me by now Instagram gets the first reveal....so be there! 

modern bar design and build by wilde north interiors
Project Nova Scotia
Modern Bar Design & Build

contemporary bar design and build by wilde north interiors
Project Jopling
Modern Bar Design & Build
Another thing we are working on is our website - that is my baby, my creation and something I tweak everyday to reflect who we are and the direction we are going in. We've hired Maya, a very talented copy writer to help us update our website and to make the about page & services offerings more succinct. We wanted to streamline our core areas of focus which is more design & decor work and high end luxury washrooms. Washrooms are something Dhiraj is very good at and we want to be able to offer all of the bell and whistles to our clients, budget providing. Hit up Maya Noronha if you are looking for excellent copy writing services. She is a wonderful listener and does magic with words. 
service offerings by wilde north interiors

We have also been working on two new build homes that will get revealed sometime this year. This is huge for us as being involved from the very beginning in the creative process is what we do best. Both homes are very modern with contemporary interiors and clean lines and we can't wait to show you the finished product.
new build
The Interior Design Show is on right now and we will be going on Sunday to see the latest and greatest in the world of design. Follow along on our Instagram stories live or pop back here where we will definitely be doing a blog post on the highlights of the show. This year they are launching some amazing new lighting designs and bath fittings that we are looking forward to seeing.

That's all for now folks, thank you again for supporting us and our lil business. Should you be going into a renovation or remodel please do not hesitate to contact us.  We love what we do and want to keep doing it.........Bringing good design to good people.

Big hugs
Dhiraj & Lynda

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Creating the Perfect Bedroom

My favorite spot in our home is our bedroom. Its where I can sit and read and take a break from being a wife, mom, workaholic and just be myself and unwind. It is painted a pretty duck egg blue with a custom headboard we made together and ample storage options. The french doors open onto our backyard and green belt allowing for a pretty view year round. Creating a beautiful bedroom is something we love to do and here we share tips & ideas on how you can create your own beautiful little corner.
Bedroom designed by Wilde North Interiors
The foundation starts with a great rug that is in proportion to the room's dimensions. Recommended size is wide enough to have at least 2 - 3 feet of rug peeking out from under the bed. Rugs are a great way to bring color, pattern or texture into a room. It can act as the starting point for the design where everything else can stem from it. The perfect rug will bring warmth to the room and will ground the entire space.
creating the perfect bedroom
Getting the right bed for the room is the next important step. If you have a large room with great heights then consider a sleek contemporary four poster box frame like below. It stands out beautifully against white walls. In a small bedroom consider a sleeker option and one with no foot board as that usually breaks the sight line thereby making the room feel smaller. Upholstered beds are great if you do a lot of sitting up and reading in bed. Wrought iron frames are great if you are going for a Bohemian vibe. Wood frames are great for a rustic or industrial vibe. The options are endless. And finally invest in a great mattress. One that supports your body and spine and allows for a sound sleep. The mattress is probably where most of your money should be invested.
how to create the perfect bedroom
An upholstered bench or wide stools at the foot of the bed acts as a great resting spot when someone is visiting you, or for you to sit and put your shoes on or just lay out your outfit in the morning. It means your well made bed stays well made while the said bench is being used. A well made bed sets the tone for the day and is the number one stress reliever as per research.
bedroom options

We love us a clean lined couch by the window, another great solution for reading in the sunlight or just relaxing after a long day. This pin striped one with a single seat cushion is modern and sleek and a great place to stretch your legs out. 
interiors design by wilde north interiors
Take advantage of high ceilings with statement chandeliers that have width and height. Here this bubble chandelier does just that without calling too much attention to itself. It lets the bed take center stage but hangs there in the background like 'soft spoken' bling. Consider having additional lighting in the form of table lamps or floor lamps to add ambiance to the room.
interior decor by wilde north interiors

perfect bed options
Some folks like color and an upholstered headboard is a great way to inject color into your bedroom. This way if you get tired of the color its just a matter of changing up the headboard vs painting an entire room or changing wallpaper. Today you can get completely or partially upholstered headboards like the ones below. 
upholstered headboard

headboard options
You can layer your bedroom space with color, tones, texture, pattern, etc. Here stunning artwork was layered behind the lampshade and adds a great dimension to the room. Rugs, drapes, lighting are all necessary layers to make a bedroom warm and cozy and reduce the impact of the hardness i.e. the walls and floors. 
art for the bedroom
A great bed needs a great side unit. It can be something small like this or something with drawers and more storage. We like side table with clean lines and a sculptural element to it. Here below we like how this over-sized headboard was mounted to the wall, extended out past the bed, and the side unit & sconces were mounted directly to it. Design well thought out. 
lighting for the bedroom
And lastly DECLUTTER
For a space to be calm and relaxing it has to be devoid of unnecessary things that can most often ruin the mood of the room. Create storage options that allow you to hide your clutter so when you step into your bedroom it is an oasis that invites you in.

Most often people invest in doing up their main spaces as that is what is seen by guests and ignore the bedroom. At Wilde North we say do your bedroom up first - it is the one space for "YOU", for your well being.....and your peace of mind.
project dancing waters bedroom
Master Bedroom designed by Wilde North Interiors.
Project Dancing Waters Project where our client wanted a calm luxurious space in creams and aqua.
project tapestry lane bedroom
Master Bedroom designed by Wilde North Interiors
Project Tapestry Lane Project where our client wanted a contemporary timeless space to relax in.

Looking for more inspiration then head to our PINTEREST boards where we have pinned several stunning bedrooms for you to be inspired by. Or follow us on INSTAGRAM for daily updates, reveals and behind the scenes footage from a pair of design geeks who are trying to fix the world one home at a time.


Dhiraj & Lynda
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