lighting trends

Top lighting trends 2018

Interior lighting can transform a space. With continuous redesigns and developments in lighting technology, trends continue to flourish.
LED lighting

The LED lighting revolution

Lighting trends are constantly changing. integrated LED lighting has come a long way and will offer well-lit and environmentally friendly space for clients.
tile trends

Tile trends – bigger is better

The designer trend towards large format tiles and stone continues in 2018. Preparation of the substrates is key to a beautiful and successful installation.
communal workspaces

The next big change is communal workspaces

The design industry has been at the forefront of constant change from materials to technology. Now shared workspace environments could be next big change.
LVT flooring popularity

Versatile LVT flooring exploding in popularity

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) has exploded in popularity over the last few years.
office chair

Task chair retains throne as a staple of the office

To select the right office chair for an organization, consider price, user testing, and aesthetics.
digital factory

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory

The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto.
rental housing loan fund

Envisioning tools get an upgrade

3D and photo-realistic envisioning tools are nothing new, but they now allow changes to be made on the fly.

Hotel inspired residential bathroom designs

Bathrooms have been elevated over the years from simply utilitarian rooms to highly stylized spaces that not only evoke personal taste but customized lavishness.  Whether

Top 2017 design trends

According to the Interior Design Show, the following will be the top 10 design trends for 2017 inspiring the direction of design for the year
building information modelling

Bergeron Centre a model for fully integrated BIM

The use of building information modelling to develop the Bergeron Centre at York University earned the project a Canada BIM Council award.

Virtual conversations

There’s always uncertainty in how a client will interpret an imagined space and that is why virtual reality is becoming an increasingly important tool to

Kitchen lighting is about mixing it up

When choosing lighting for a kitchen, one of the most commonly asked questions is, “Will this fixture give off enough light?” The kitchen is an

Unique and functional faucets

Plumbing fixture stores today are showcasing numerous lavatory sinks in different shapes and dimensions. To complement the many forms, faucet manufacturers have stepped forward and
Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.

Advancements in decorative glass

Decorative glass is a versatile product that has been used for centuries to meet a variety of design and structural needs. As style and design
wellness programs

Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.