Interior Inspiration from IDSwest 2013


Photo Credit: Dennis Chui














The 9th annual Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) was recently held in Vancouver. This event attracts over 24,000 consumers keen to check out the latest in design products and services, and is especially valuable for those in the market for new home construction or renovations.

Photo Credit: Dennis Chui.














Exhibitors represent a wide spectrum of industries, from suppliers/manufacturers of accent materials, such as quartz and granite for tiles and countertops, flooring options, furniture, appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures and fittings, to home décor items, and works of art.

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the show, fret not! Steelhead Contracting was there and and we thought we’d share some of our favourite finds with you.


Creative furniture that makes you want to be a kid again!

Judson Beaumont and his team at Vancouver-based Straight Line Designs Inc. have constructed some exceptionally imaginative custom-built pieces of furniture, and many of them actually have names! Vern is a regular “visitor” to IDSwest. This year, Vern was accompanied by Vinny (complete with tattoos) and a couple of adorable “babies”, better known as Juddies. Visit the company’s website and you will be enthralled by the extent of their creativity.


Nature + nurture = Living Furniture.

Living Furniture is a new product line that made its debut at this year’s IDSwest. Available through Greenstems, a florist and plant shop in Gastown, this novel, customizable furniture features items created from rescued antique wood combined with terrariums that include low-maintenance plants.

Offset Table – one of the items in the Living Furniture range of customizable furniture, available through Greenstems.















Your art your way

Submit your artwork to Raincoast Contoured Panels and they will re-create it on just about any conceivable surface. The applications are endless and ideal for residential, commercial and retail environments. Need a fancy backsplash? How about desk panels? Perhaps you just want to see your art carved in wood. They build 3D decorative contoured wall panels to suit your project demands.

Raincoast’s display at IDSwest shows a variety of applications.
















We also liked these:

Stunning silver leaf and polished stainless mid-size chandelier from Robinson Lighting and Bath Centre.




















Firepit and benches by Sticks + Stones Furniture.
















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