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INTERNATIONAL TRENDS DESIGN TO WATCH KARIN MELBERG SCHWIER

TREND WATCH:

Flexible spaces

Saskatoon HOME asked six of Saskatoon’s most soughtafter interior designers (Adrienne Fedorowich, Crystal Bueckert, Lucienne Van Langen) and interior decorators (Colleen Wilson, Sandra Epp, Tamara Bowman) about the international trends they’ve been following. Even though these developments may not have yet reached our houses on the prairies, or are just emerging here, these six discuss the form, function and features of trends they’ve been tracking.

“Not every function needs its own room. In Saskatchewan, we tend to design under the assumption that spaces in your home serve particular functions. That can increase costs and use up or add square footage quickly. A new trend is to design spaces that are flexible in their function. So instead of a living room with large oversized furniture, we have a sitting room that can become a yoga studio and a guest space. Flooring has to be resistant to scratches and dents. This trend is something often seen in regions and cities with higher density.”

Elements of style: »»

Make a space earn its keep.

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When space is at a premium, ask what multiple functions can a single space serve?

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No more dedicated guest bedroom waiting for an occupant.

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Easy to transform traditional space for various uses.

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Easy-to-move multi-use furniture and scuff-resistant flooring.

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Clever built-in storage for change-over items at the ready when needed.

ADRIENNE FEDOROWICH Design + Project Director, Studio 2.0 Interior Design + Photography + Construction NCIDQ #27111 Registered Interior Designer, IDAS

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