YAM sat down with local interior designers Jenny Martin from Jenny Martin Design, Mari O’Meara from Mari Kushino Design and Danisha Drury from Design District Access to get an inside scoop on which products they are excited about using in 2020.
Mari O’Meara is incorporating sleek wallpapers and dynamic tiles this year. Top of her list? The Harmony Herringbone collection of wallpapers from Phillip Jeffries. “It’s my favourite collection at the moment,” says O’Meara, “because it’s soft and subtle yet masculine.”
“And I love the blend of colours and the timelessness of marble,” says O’Meara. She’ll be using the Fonte Natural Stone series from Daltile. “These shapes are a classic take with a contemporary twist.”
This year, Jenny Martin is using furniture for versatility while reviving a classic material. “I love to incorporate swivel chairs,” says Martin. “They can transform large social living room groupings into an intimate ocean view setting with the swivel of a chair.” For this look, she chose the Gigi Skirted Full Swivel Chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
“And I love natural linens for their neutral undertones, understated elegance and texture they add to classic interiors,” says Martin. Romo’s Alana Glacier collection is her go-to selection this year.
This year, Danisha Drury is sourcing more local and getting creative with conventional materials. “Supporting the environment and the Canadian market is more important now than ever,” says Drury. She’s been using Black Walnut from the Smooth collection of hardwood floors from Vintage Flooring. “This company is completely green and the manufacturing and quality of these products are the very best in the marketplace.”
Drury is also using FloForm’s Porcelain countertop slabs. “Having porcelain come in a wide variety of finishes and thicknesses is great,” says Drury. “It means we can get creative with them — which is every designer’s dream.”
This article is from the March/April 2020 issue of YAM