The GTA Home and Reno Show-Things I loved and hated

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Pink and cream Room Design at the GTA Home and Reno Show

I really enjoyed this room set up at the show this weekend. Although a scene like this would not survive for more than 10 minutes at my house; I love the idea of it!

The pink walls have a cream coloured cloud effect (possibly a wallpaper appliqué- otherwise this would be a painstaking paint effect).  The colours on the walls allow a calming effect on the eye. Gold and beige accents also help with this calming effect. I think for a small space (a reading room, or small condo) this room would definitely become a favourite.

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Feminine waves taken too far- Hated it

On the other hand- this pink and feminine scene was terrible for me. I hate everything about it: the faux pink fur chair covers; the use of blue in a swirl pattern for the walls with pastel pink; and of course the over use of chrome as an accent colour. The execution is all wrong: perhaps instead of a tall chrome lamp, it would have been better to have a sconce, or geometric light pendant with a matte silver finish? Just my thoughts…

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From behind a glass: an abstract landscape in oil on canvas. Browns, greens, and greys.

I liked this large abstract piece: the colours used are unexpected, but still work well to create a lovely landscape scene. I like the use of grey at the foreground as I imagine it to be fog rolling in over farmland during an early morning.

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My favourite piece from the show: a blue and green charger with gold flecks and an earthy brown border.

If I could choose the colour of the eyes I stare into for the rest of my life it would be the colours shown here (above). Ah, well maybe that is an overstatement, however I could truly stare at this for hours. Absolutely one of the most memorable things I found at the show.

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Embroidered duvet from India in Green and Yellow
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Tall abstract art with beautiful blue lines
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White and blue art- Leaf and vine pattern art

 

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Clash of art: various pieces for sale @ RENWIL
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