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My Top 7: Best in Show at IDS12

On Friday I had the opportunity to attend BlogPodium, which was an absolutely informative conference, with a knowledgeable line-up of speakers, in a room filled with crazy talented bloggers. As part of our registration package, sponsored by IDS12, we received media accreditation which granted us access to the IDS Trade Day.

So with camera in hand, Emily-Jane, Kim & I walked the entire IDS floor in a matter of hours. With over 300 incredible exhibits to see, I painstakingly narrowed all that I had taken down to seven that I thought were the best in show…

My Top 7: Best in Show at IDS12

1. Ritual by Mason: Part of the “How do you live?” exhibit, this space was truly unique; showcasing the “ritual” of eating dinner at a communal table.

2. Urban Salvage: Reclaimed wood is so hot right now…

3. ELTE: Always with such amazing style, finishes and attention to space planning ELTE was at the top of my list… I am pretty sure I would live in this booth.

4. Up Country: Deep, dark, and heavy leathers, woods, and furs grounded the bright, cheery crystal & metal chandeliers – blending traditional English furniture with a little bit of rock and roll.

5. Taylor Hannah by Dee Dee: This space was right on trend with pops of Tangerine, plaid and strips… all well integrated into a functional space… I want that deer head!

6. The OneXOne Auction: The iconic Magis Julian children’s chair is re-imagined, re-purposed, and re-designed by 20 different designers to create something new & unique… Debbie Travis, David & Glenn Dixon, Joe Fresh, Alfred Sung and Blackberry where just a few who participated.

7. Lissoni Lounge by Guest of Honour Piero Lissoni: Simple, chic and breathtakingly beautiful was this almost 1200sq.ft exhibit space, styled by Piero Lissoni. Neutral colour with pops of purple and green, I felt almost at home in this booth…

Honourable Mentions: I seriously took over 250 pictures at IDS, so if you want to see my honourable mentions {photos that didn’t make it to the blog}, check them out on my Google+ page.

Did you go to IDS? What was your favourite exhibit?

{all photos were taken by me}

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