Home Show promises plenty of fresh style ideas

It’s that time of year again!

Spring is just around the corner: time for the annual snowfall to accumulate and for the Red Deer Home and Garden show to begin! After the onslaught of snow last week I am truly ready for spring and the Home Show is the perfect place to jumpstart your fever.

This year’s home show promises to show you how to improve your home, spruce up your yard and will inspire you get started on those home renovation projects. Tie that in with homemade fudge, bread and all the other good things home shows offer and it is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon!

Our booth will wow you with glitz and glam showcasing the latest trends in wallpaper, flooring, tile and paint. It is an absolute field day here when us designers can have free reign on a design concept and this year you can feast your eyes on teal, black, silver in all its fabulous shimmer!

Are you looking for inspiration for your home? How about tips and tricks on how to use colour effectively? I invite you to join me at the main stage Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for my presentation ‘From Drab to Fab’.

I will be sharing with you my insights on renovation and how to use colour for that wow factor in your home. I am very excited to be one of the speakers this year as I follow HGTV’s Carson Arthur onto the stage at this year’s Home Show.

The push for spring renovations never ceases to amaze me and I truly love working on home improvement projects as the colours are vibrant and people are eager for a fresh new palette. The first sign of crocuses or tulips inspire my clients to do something brave and unheard of in their homes and it is very exciting. I encourage you to break out of your beige prison and embrace a new colour this year, whether it is in your home or possibly your wardrobe.

The new teal/jade green tone is everywhere in fashion and in home décor, it is a shade that works with most skin tones and will brighten up any room even though it is a dark hue. It looks super glamorous with white and richly decadent with chocolate brown and black. Give it a go!

Jewels and glitz are still the number one fashion trend for homes and home accessories. If you haven’t looked at wallpaper recently, prepare to be amazed at the stunning patterns and colours available. Anything that reflects light and provides shimmer is in style; colored glass and chandeliers combined with shimmery fabrics and reflective surfaces are all the must-have accessories. The trick with these new accessories is that they accompany colour or stark white very well. It works much better with strong and bold colour than with a bland neutral and you will find that many of these accessories are produced with strong colours – don’t be afraid.

It’s that time of year – time to get inspired and produce a fantastic interior. Time to get inspired at the Red Deer Home and Garden Show, see you at the show. And, don’t forget the fudge.

Kim Lewis is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre. Contact her at 403-343-7711 ext 227 or email her at klewis@carpetcolourcentre.com.

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