DesignerDIY - The Calgary Home & Design Show
As a design enthusiast, I look forward to the The Pantone Colour Institute's color trend forecasting every year. The Pantone Color Institute ‘brings together the science and emotion of color in order to provide a unique and comprehensive set of solutions for every step in the process of choosing and realizing color.” 2016 introduced a very tranquil color palette while being the first year that two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity, were selected as the color of the year. However, at the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show, color expert Lee Wiseman, who happens to be the Executive Director for the Pantone Color Institute, provided her design predictions as well as nine 2017 Pantone View Home + Interiors palettes. Several of these color predictions tickle my fancy, yet there is one that stole my heart and has been dominating my 2016 wardrobe; Florabundant. Which as the name implies is a rich combination of floral hues including Chrysanthemum, Baton Rouge, Pink Yarrow, varying shades of green . This year I was asked to participate in the Calgary Home + Design Show for DIY Runway: presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada in support of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta The purpose of the endeavor is to bring Calgary’s best style off the streets and into your home! DIY Runway is your chance to bid on hand-crafted, repurposed pieces created by Calgary’s top style influencers and tastemakers. Ten local fashion bloggers, stylists, designers, and boutique owners were asked to draw inspiration from a favourite item in their own closet to repurpose a pre-loved home decor piece from ReStore Calgary using a curated box of goods from Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada®. Since I have always been a huge supporter of Habitat for Humanity, this was a no brainer for me since 100% of silent auction proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta to help provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live. How fantastic is that?! [read the full article here]