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Our Top 5 from IDSwest

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Jared

Another fabulous IDSwest has come and gone. Like every other year, the show was the place to be if you love all things beautiful! With over 35,000 attendees over 3.5 days, it’s a very busy weekend where we have the opportunity to connect with past clients and introduce ourselves to new ones.

And while most of our time was spent chatting with trend setting designers and homeowners, we did manage to sneak away from our booth and check out all of the other fabulous exhibitors. Here are our top five that caught our eye at this year’s IDSwest (in alphabetical order):

By Nature

By Nature Design, Mossart Walls

Local to Vancouver, By Nature reconnects people with nature by transforming spaces into healthy living environments. We absolutely love their collection of Mossart walls. Talk about eco-friendly! (We loved them so much we’ve decided to feature Mossart walls in our showrooms. Stay tuned for more info!)

Camouflage Heater

Camouflage Heater

Camouflage Heater is an energy efficient heating system that combines art with function. Based out of Quebec, Camouflage Heater uses radiant infrared technology to secretly heat your space. Genius and stunning.

Cerno Lighting

Cerno Lighting

Based out of California, this trio does lighting well! Cerno Lighting caught our eye last year and we loved them as much this year. Their unique lights are made with solid walnut wood and they can easily be used as your space’s work of art – they’re that gorgeous.

Reclaimed Print

Reclaimed Print

Reclaimed Print is a local business (or is it artist?) that uses innovative technology to print on wood. Wow! From unique stationery to artwork, their work combines nature and design for a stunning effect.

Spruce Collective

Spruce Collective, Abbotsford, BC

Spruce Collective is a brick & mortar retail store in Abbotsford with an “I-want-it-all” array of vintage items for your home. Spruce Collective is officially our new happy place! And if you need anything for special events, they also have a rental department… oh my!

Until next year IDSwest!

Go Beyond the Surface: August 2015

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Jared

From Lobbies to Beer Saloons

District Main Vancouver Lobby Lounge

1 Space, 3 Surfaces
District Main Lobby Lounge

Don’t think you have to limit your space or project to only one eco-friendly wall surface!

District Main, one of Vancouver’s trendiest boutique rental buildings, specified three wall surfaces for their beautiful lobby lounge – a space that residents can also rent to entertain.

The Eco Floor Store supplied and installed 100 year old barn wood wall tiles, Stikwood and recycled newspaper wallpaper for several feature walls. The combination of all three surfaces, along with the other materials and colours in the space, create a comfortable and inviting lounge.

Barn Wood Wall Tiles

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Bourbon Barrels for the London Bull in Langley

We love a challenge!

The in-house design team for Browns Restaurant Group contacted us looking for real bourbon barrels. We found two to complement their new brand and help create Langley’s newest hot spot: the London Bull.

London Bull Langley BC

If you’re looking for that perfect reclaimed surface or decor item, we’re always up for a good challenge. 🙂

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IDSWest 2015
Mark Your Calendars!

IDSwest 2015

Vancouver’s must-attend interior design event of the year is just around the corner! Make sure to mark your calendars and plan to visit us in booth #909. + Visit for more info

Love It or List It Vancouver
Watch it on Monday, Aug 31

Love It or List It Vancouver will be airing on Monday, August 31 on the W Network.

"before" Love It or List It Vancouver

Mark your calendars to find out what eco-friendly wall surface we installed for Jillian Harris on this fireplace surround… and of course to see if Alice and Jim LOVED it! #suspense

It’s Time to Float at Salt Wellness Centre

Salt Wellness Centre in Surrey, BC

We recently visited Salt Wellness Centre in Surrey and had to share our experience!They offer salt and float therapies to help with a number of ailments, from relieving stress to enhancing performance for athletes. If you’re looking for an excellent alternative treatment, we highly recommend Salt!

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Go Beyond the Surface: October 2014

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Jared

Design Ideas for Wall Surfaces

Force of Nature by BYU Design

Dinner by Design is a very cool exhibit at IDSwest that involves three dimensional dining experiences by local and international designers.

We supplied shou-sugi-ban, or charred, wood siding for Bob’s Your Uncle Design‘s dining space. Wow! We love the space (shown in photo above). Entitled “Force of Nature” the powerful dining room was dramatic and sophisticated.


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Our Top Five at IDSwest 2014: from Fashion to Furniture

There’s always so much to see at IDSwest; good thing we’re there for many days so we get the chance to see it all!

Our top five this year is a varied list that includes LED lighting, fashion accessories, pet homes, wine storage and custom furniture – all of it equally inspiring!

bo by mansouri bow ties

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In the Works: Canada House in London and St. John’s College in Vancouver

We’ve been busy working on some very cool projects, locally and internationally!

The first is the revitalization of Canada House in London, United Kingdom. Designed by Stantec, Canada House is the High Commission’s new home that will consolidate Canada’s diplomatic activity in the UK in a single, central location on Trafalgar Square.

We supplied our exclusive Ollitecture architectural panels for the rounded bar in the in-house cafe. Made in Vancouver from upcycled cutoffs of skateboards, the colourful 1.5″ x 6″ wall tiles will be installed vertically. We can’t wait to see the install!

Ollitecture Architectural Wal Panels, Supreme

Another exciting project is the renovation of St. John’s College, a graduate residential college at the University of British Columbia. Working with the boutique design firm 34F Design Inc, we supplied our reclaimed boat wood wall tiles. The 13.5″ x 13.5″ wall tiles will be used to create custom headboards in each of the 14 units.


Stay tuned for photos from both completed projects!

Amanda Forrest on CTV Morning Live

Celebrity interior designer Amanda Forrest was on CTV Morning Live to talk about some of her favourite finds at IDSwest. We’re super excited that some of our eco-friendly wall surfaces made the list.

Amanda Forrest on CTV Morning Live

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We’re Off to China


Metropolitan Hardwood Floors invited us to China to tour their manufacturing facilities. We couldn’t turn down the opportunity to check out how one of our products is made, so we’re off to China!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter for live tweets from our trip.

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