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Designer's Touch at the Ottawa Home and Garden Show

M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends

Things are finally getting back in order after a couple crazy weeks getting ready and setting up for the Ottawa Home and Garden show. This year, as some of you already know, I really got involved with the show. My biggest project was to create and build four trendy dining rooms based on the 2010 spring/summer fashion trends and Benjamin Moore's 2010 Envison Colors. The rooms were named after each theme as shown below :

M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
For the list of items in the Ode to Nature room click here.

M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
For the list of items in the Popular Appeal room click here.

M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
For the list of items in the Southern Comfort room click here.

M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
For the list of items in the Light Tech room click here.

I also helped put together a mini art gallery on the way to the stage. I contacted Lisabel Filiatrault from Montreal and Jennifer Bisson from Ottawa to showcase their work.

M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends
M2JL STUDIO Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 Dining room trends

On top of that, I also participated in the preparation for the decor of CDECA's booth and the Cameleon House and came up with the 30 Designer Finds.

Ottawa Home and Garden Show CDECA

It's too bad I didn't find time to check out all the booths from the show (there's just not enough hours in the day really), but I did notice that Custom Home Interiors did a great job decorating the D├ęcor Stage. Same goes for the booths of 2Go Custom Kitchen and Corbeil who were nice to help us with the wood panels in the first dining room.

Ottawa Home and Garden Show

Doing the show was a great experience and I would do it again and even better (I got tons of new ideas). I got great feedback for the rooms from visitors and, as I suspected, quite a few of them said they wanted to see more finished rooms to show them how to use various items and inspire them to redecorate or redesign their own home. I hope more exhibitors will see the value in staging their rooms or hiring designers and decorators to help them out.

I'd like to thank the volunteers again who helped me set up the booths. It was really appreciated!

P.S. LSI Floors, Logs End and Bemz donated their items to Habitat For Humanity, which was really great too!

Photos : MOOT & Ottawa Home and Garden Show

3 comments:

  1. Donna and I were really impressed with the dining rooms :-) You really put your heart into the show, and you did a great job!!

    The CHI stage was pretty impressive. I enjoyed the show overall, and hubby enjoyed the fudge I brought home for him ;-) And the dogs enjoyed the box of raspberry shortbread cookies, which I DIDN'T bring home for them!!

    Kelly

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  2. Beautiful display at the Home Show Marie! Thanks for the mention as well!

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  3. @ Kelly: Thanks. LOL! Seems like everyone enjoyed a little something at the show.

    @ Tim: Thanks and no problem.

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