Design-forward products and interior design trends to enhance your home. Including smart home technology, soothing hues, and products to create a home sanctuary.
By Athena McKenzie | Sourced Photos
The Modern Loo
Today’s toilets take comfort to the next level, incorporating everything from heated seats and adjustable heights to bidet functions with integrated personal cleansing. Both Duravit’s SensoWash Starck, which is designed by Philippe Starck, and the TOTO Neorest 700H Dual Flush 1.0 features oscillating and pulsating sprays, a night light and a remote control.
Made in Italy
Old-world charm meets modern ease with Intarsi Glam Porcelain stoneware wall and floor tiles. The major appeal of this line of tiles is its ability to emulate natural stone, marble, brick or wood. Its mix of cool hues and dark colours imparts a timeless style. Given its durability, it is particularly suited to high- traffic areas of the home, such as an entryway.
Available through Julian Tile and Design District Access
Calm in the Forecast
Given the events of 2020, it’s not surprising that trending hues tend to the soothing tones. Sherwin-Williams Colormix forecast for 2021 includes its Sanctuary palette, which looks to nature and its ability to cultivate wellness and calm. Its influences include wellness, biophilia, nesting, warm minimalism and Scandinavian design.
Learn more at swcolorforecast.com
Hibernate in Style
Creating a serene bedroom sanctuary might be the best thing you do for yourself this winter. While this room is more that just a place to sleep, design choices should serve to encourage rest and relaxation. As the place you begin and end your day, you can create a comfortable and restful space by adding thoughtful touches. Take the time to enhance your home by creating a space you feel truly at peace.
Turning your home into a smart home doesn’t have to happen during construction. A system like Control4 can be integrated at any time and can consolidate devices from across your entire house onto one screen, giving you instant access to your security, smart door locks, window coverings, lights and entertainment systems. Its “open” platform communicates with thousands of devices from over 300 brands.
Find locals dealers at control4.com
The Kitchen Helper
While the kitchen has long been considered the heart of the home, it can also serve as the brain. Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator lets you manage your family’s calendars, play music on Spotify, share pictures and stay connected via the touch screen on the refrigerator door. Its View Inside internal cameras show what food you have, so you can check when you’re shopping. It automatically tags food expiration dates and lets you create a shopping list, food memos or reminders.
Find local retailers at samsung.com/ca