The Canadian Furniture Show

CANADIAN_FURNITURE_SHOW_RGBThe Canadian Furniture Show (Previously known as The Canadian Home Furnishings Market or TCHFM) has been held since 1972; it is owned and produced by the Quebec Furniture Manufacturers’ Association. The only national furniture show in the country and the 7th largest trade show in Canada, it brings together industry professionals, manufacturers, retailers, designers, importers, and suppliers from Canada, the United States and all over the world, to display their latest collections and trends. It is the place where buying decisions are made for the entire Canadian furniture industry. The Show welcomes more than 200 of the greatest names in furniture manufacturing, imports and design, including more than 50 Canadian furniture manufacturers, and some 7,000 trade visitors, over 400,000 sq. ft. It’s the biggest furniture showroom in the country.

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The Show will be held from Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2015

Thursday, June 4 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, June 5 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 6 – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 7 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Consumer day

For more information please visit the fair’s site: http://www.canadianfurnitureshow.com/

If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Autodesk Homestyler Interior Design App

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Get inspired with stunning interior design projects, tips and trends. Then watch your own home design ideas come to life by experimenting with real products. Take the guesswork out of home remodeling with Autodesk Homestyler.

Snap a picture of a room to create your own 3D home design playground.
• Place high-quality 3D models of real furniture products in your rooms
• Hang light fixtures from your ceiling
• Visualize different product combinations
• See how realistic models of actual branded rugs, paintings, mirrors and more look in your space
Get inspired, get advice, get feedback
• Browse the Design Stream for pics, articles, how-to’s and more
• Share your designs with friends and family through FB and email.
• Comment on and “Heart” designs within the Design Gallery
Connect with a professional
• Browse Portfolio Pages of professional designers in your area
• Find designers who have the style and expertise you need
• Get answers to your specific product and design questions or get help on a bigger projects.

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If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Rhodec International students are offered the opportunity to join the online Rhodec Autodesk community, which allows students to download free fully functional CAD software including Revit Architecture and many others, and, in addition interact with fellow Rhodec students.
Furthermore we are partnered with online specialists CAD Training Online to offer our students the opportunity to study AutoCAD or Revit Architecture for Interior Design 100% online, and at a 10% DISCOUNT FOR RHODEC STUDENTS. http://www.rhodec.org/autocad.htm

Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Furniture Exhibition

222_SMM_ENGLRunning from the 14th-19th of April the Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world.

After the success of the 2014 edition – attended by 311,781 trade operators – 205,464 of whom from foreign Countries; over 39,000 members of the general public and 6,276 communication operators – the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is reconfirmed as the acknowledged exclusive showcase for the latest in furnishing, with a vast range of top quality products in every conceivable style.

For more information on Salone Internazionale del Mobile
please visit the fair’s information site:
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If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec International caters for all. http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Top Free Android Interior Design App

Houzz Interior Design Ideas is one of the most downloaded FREE Android home design and decoration apps available.  

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Search through a great catalogue of more than 200000 images of different designs. The app allows users to search photos by style, colour and room features through the user-friendly interface. You can then store your favourite designs in an “ideasbook”.

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Other features include;
Share ideas
Share your favourite images with family, friends and design professionals. Find more home design ideas by reading stories, which cover everything from home remodelling and decorating tips to house tours and DIY tutorials.
Get advice
If you’re looking for quick advice, ask the Houzz community! Post a design dilemma on their discussion boards to get input from professionals and other homeowners.

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If you’d like to further your Interior Design aspirations why not try one of the courses we offer. Ranging from our free sampler interior decorator course, right up to our accredited three year professional Diploma Course, Rhodec caters for all.  http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Interior Design Exhibition, Salon de l’ Habitat

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Salon de l’ Habitat (Interior Design Exhibition ) takes place in Dijon, France from 13th -16th February 2015.

Annual regional exhibition bringing together over 200 exhibitors in the field of homes and home decoration : – conversions, fittings, indoor and outdoor equipment – renovation – decoration, craftsmen and artists
This is a key date for all those with plans for their home : arrangement, renovation, furnishing or decoration. In addition to advice, the professional exhibitors provide a wide choice of products, techniques and services.
The different sectors include:
Ground floor : furniture – decoration
Mezzanine : specialists in decoration and old buildings
First floor : home improvement and renovation
Lectures/talks on questions of the moment – “Essor” exhibition (Union of Burgundian Artists).

Contact information.
DIJON CONGREXPO – PARC DES EXPOSITIONS ET CONGRES DE DIJON
3 Boulevard de Champagne B.P. 67827 21078 DIJON Cedex
Tél: 03.80.77.39.00
Fax: 03.80.77.39.39

contact@dijon-congrexpo.com
http://www.dijon-congrexpo.com

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Decorating or painting a room? How much paint do you need?

Do you buy more paint than is needed, or do you risk under buying and not having enough to finish the job?

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This helpful guide is given as a rough indication only, and measurements and quantities may vary from country to country and even from one manufacturer to the other. Always be careful to check all details with the supplier/manufacturer before ordering.

Paints and Varnishes
To find the area to be covered, multiply the width of the walls/ceiling by the height/length to give an area in square metres/yards (area = width x length). Different types of paint will have different covering power and this will also be affected by the surface area being painted: rough or porous surfaces will require more paint for the same area.

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1 litre = 1.76 pints in the UK, where there are 20 fluid ounces in a pint.

1 litre= 1.40 pints in the US, where there are 16 fluid ounces in a pint.

1 square metre = 1.2 square yards.

 

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Can wood be sewn?

Maybe, with this new material design innovation!

Anastasiya Koshcheeva and Oya-Meryem Yanik both Berlin based product designers have teamed up on a project that is a study in materials, the outcome? Chester is a new, innovative material that looks at molded wood in a new way.

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The two product designers have created a new surface material that’s held together with sewn seams, and doesn’t use normal wood gluing techniques.

The material can be used by itself or applied to plywood. The stitching which could be great for interior designers looking for an unusual look, adds a decorative touch to whatever it’s covering, Chester also adds some padding to the surface it’s applied too.

Information on all our Online Distance Learning Interior Design and Decoration Courses can be found at http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org

Interior Design Tradeshows, Exhibitions

Two upcoming  Interior Design/Decoration expo’s  this December.

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IIDEXCanada
Canada’s National Design + Architecture Exposition and Conference
December 03-04, 2014, Toronto, Canada
Metro Toronto Covnention Centre North

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Design Miami

December 03-07, 2014

Preview day, December 02

Miami Beach, USA

Held in Miami, Florida, USA, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This is the USA’s largest design event.

Information on all our Online Distance Learning Interior Design and Decoration Courses can be found at http://www.rhodec.org and http://online.rhodec.org