Fifty Years and Counting

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We received this charming letter from a happy customer and had to share it. Dear Barrymore It’s now moving to 49 years that my wife and I have been happily married, something that is very special nowadays. At the time of our engagement on Canada’s Centennial we shopped around for good furniture. One of the… Read more…

How to choose the right dining room table

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So you’re trying to choose a dining room table and realizing that you’re overwhelmed with choices? Any furniture decisions can lead to a dizzying array of pieces to pick from, but in most houses the dining room table does tend to take center stage. It’s where you’ll enjoy family meals and is usually the centre… Read more…

Choosing furniture colours for your home

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Choosing furniture colours can be an exciting venture, and a complicated one. With a wide array of hues and tones to select from, the procedure can be overwhelming. Here are some pointers to help ease the process of selecting the right furniture colour to create the perfect accent for your home! First of all, what… Read more…

Living Room Ideas

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The winter season has arrived! Redesign your living room with our living room decorating ideas and create the perfect ambience for this season. We have a collection of sophisticated living room ideas that will be perfect for your home. Captivate your guests with elegant dark walls that will make any accent colour stand out in… Read more…

kate spade at Barrymore

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From Karen Ottenbrite, VP Sales and Design: We are very pleased to announce the Kate Spade collection of fabrics is now available at the Barrymore Toronto showroom. .  Don’t you love these owls? High Card. High Fashion. High Style. That is what Kate Spade is all about. Her collection is colourful, whimsical and injects what… Read more…

Blue and White Time

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Contributed post by Sharon Wiseman, Barrymore Interior Design Consultant The blue and white colour combination is classic and timeless and in constant demand of designers. Love the fresh clean look of this combo? Try it with any style of furnishings. Everyone from Ralph Lauren to Kate Spade has a beautiful array of fabrics to select… Read more…

Valentino Red

Valentino red is classic.

Who doesn’t enjoy a flash of red? Especially in décor, red can lift a room from ordinary to extraordinary. Lucy Barrymore Interior Design Consultant contributes her thoughts on red fever: Finally, it is Summer with amazing weather and lots of sunshine! Pops of vibrant colours in the Barrymore Showroom create a wonderful Summer mood and a… Read more…

Fashion: Runway to Home

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This post contributed by Lucy, Barrymore Interior Design Consultant. At Barrymore we have a great advantage and excitement to see our clients’ upholstery orders at different stages of production in the Factory as well as seeing other great sofas and chairs for inspiration. Today I was fortunate to see a few amazing pieces. One of… Read more…

Be Positive about Negative Space

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Contributed by Enza, Barrymore Interior Design Consultant. When planning a new space we select the furniture, colors and accessories we are going to put into a room. What you leave out of the design, however, is just as important. Those open areas between furniture, architecture and accessories, known as negative space, need just as much… Read more…