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January 16-19, 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Sunday is a chance for consumers to see and listen to Canadian and international design personalities and celebrities up close and personal.
10AM – 6PM
$22.00 at the door
$17.00 group (10+)
Lynda Reeves and designer Brian Gluckstein discuss the hottest looks for interiors, the paint colours they’re loving and the fads to avoid. Plus, discover favourite rooms from Brian’s new book, Brian Gluckstein: The Art Of Home.
The images inside Brian Gluckstein’s recent national bestseller, The Art of Home, illustrate the distinguished mix of luxury and livability that led Andrew Martin’s Interior Design Journal to call Gluckstein one of the top 35 designers in the world—just one of the many accolades he has accumulated over the years. In the pages of House and Home magazine and as afrequent guest on Cityline for over 20 years, Gluckstein has introduced a wide audience to his beautiful interiors for private residences from Aspen to Miami, and internationally recognized hospitality spaces like the Four Seasons Hotel in Palm Beach. These interiors have inspired Gluckstein’s eponymous line of homewares, including furniture, tabletop, bedding and décor items, as well as a paint collection with Benjamin Moore and a line of fine china for Lenox.
Since founding House & Home magazine in 1986, Lynda Reeves has become synonymous with design and decorating in Canada. The magazine has grown to become one of North America’s most popular design lifestyle publications, spawning the French-language version Maison & Demeure, as well as countless special-interest publications in print and digital formats. In 1998, Reeves launched a daily television program focused on design, gardening, decorating and food, which was the first of its kind, and aired in several countries for nine seasons; today House & Home programming is available for streaming across multiple platforms. The success of Reeves’s media empire spurred the creation of shophouseandhome.com, which offers a curated selection of design and home décor objects. Meanwhile, Reeves continues to write her monthly column in House & Home magazine, and to complete select residential interior design projects through her in-house studio.
Editor-in-chief Beth Hitchcock and H&H Designer of the Year, Nam Dang-Mitchell, talk travel-inspired decorating, how to find your style in the Instagram era, and the new kitchen looks they’re loving.
Long featured in the pages of Canadian shelter magazines, Nam Dang-Mitchell was named House & Home’s designer of the year in 2019. The interior designer’s spaces strike a delicate balance between classic and edgy, merging disparate styles into a seamlessly chic and livable whole. Dang-Mitchell often animates her neutral-toned colour palettes with layers of patterns and textures that keep even formal spaces warm and lively. Her keen eye for combining furniture, accessories and fabrics from different styles and eras is especially evident in her ability to select distinctively modern furniture and lighting pieces that are full of personality but still harmonize with an interior’s overall look. Dang-Mitchell lives in Calgary, where she has recently expanded her practice to include a residential townhouse development.
Beth Hitchcock brings a lifelong passion for words and decorating — along with 20 years of experience in the magazine industry — to her role as Editor-in-Chief of House & Home magazine. With a keen eye for design, a Journalism degree and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing, Beth has written about and worked with some of Canada’s top designers, stylists and photographers. She has appeared regularly on TV and radio, and been a guest lecturer at colleges and universities across Canada. In her free time, Beth loves to travel (Marrakech is next on her list), watch baseball and putter around her century home in Toronto’s east end.
Lynda Reeves chats with Ali Yaphe of Y&Co and Denise Zidel of Snob Stuff, owners of two of Toronto’s hottest home stores. Learn about their bold, creative styles, their best decorating tips and their must-have list for 2019.
Ali Yaphe is the co-founder of Y&Co, a highly collaborative creative collective dedicated to bringing only the best carpets and fabrics to the design community in both Toronto and Montreal. Filled with passion for her products and a deep respect for the design process, Ali believes that an individual’s home should have a distinct personality that truly reflects their character.
Adventurous, creative and entrepreneurial, Denise Zidel is the force behind Snob Stuff. Denise believes one of life’s simplest pleasures is to be surrounded by things that have been lovingly crafted by hand. To this end, she hand picks each and every piece on offer, cultivating relationships with the artists, designers and artisans who create the works of functional art and fine furnishings. As a result, Snob’s offerings marry the exotic with refined sophistication. And Denise, as a tastemaker and citizen of the world, has become a design authority in her own rite, sharing her eye and expertise to bring spaces big and small together across the globe.
Please note that while keynotes are complimentary with admission, signing up for a talk does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.