ID Connections

IDC programming at IDS draws emerging professionals, homeowners needing design dilemmas solved

Published by Candis Green, January 29, 2014.

ids_boothIDC had lots of programming in store for emerging professionals this year on Trade Day at IDS14 in Toronto. On January 24, we provided EPs with Portfolio Review sessions where job-seekers could learn how to stand out to potential employers, the panel presentation A Decade Later that highlighted interior design career possibilities, and a jam-packed room of top interior design companies looking to share their company’s philosophy during Meet the Firms

Show-goers on the weekend were treated to the ever-popular consultation series What’s Your Design Dilemma? Visitors to IDS, armed with photos and floor plans, shared their design dilemmas and received free, professional advice from an IDC member. The event gave IDC members an opportunity to meet new potential clients, and the public an opportunity to experience working with a professional interior designer.

Anyone interested in connecting with IDC members after the show were invited to check out the newly-launched, where IDC members have signed up and listed their company’s description and project images to connect with their next client. Are you interested in being listed? Click here.

A special thanks goes out to all those who made this weekend possible, including Peter Oudejans of Oudejans Interiors for the design of our stunning booth!

Thank you to What’s Your Design Dilemma? consultants:

Lindsey Anacleto, Anacleto Design Inc.

Elaine Bergen, Applecart Design

Joseph Bigio, Joseph Bigio Interior Design Inc.

Isabelle Boba, LUX Design Inc.

Frances Boychuk, Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd.

Jan Brown, C3D Design Inc.

Monica Bussoli, Monica Bussoli Interiors

Danielle Campbell, Danielle Campbell Design

Elsie Cheng, Elsie Cheng Design

Aimee Chisholm, SUIT Interiors Inc.

Olga Gomes, OG Design Studio

Sonia Harrison, Siemens Canada Limited

Leila Laskujarvi, Intern interior designer

Maria Lugosi, Kingsland + Architects Inc.

Geoffrey Nawn, gnstudio

Peter Oudejans, Oudejans Interiors

Julia Pletneva, my fine interiors


Thank you to those who participated in the Portfolio Review, A Decade Later and Meet the Firms:

Elsie Cheng

Karyn Faryna

Jessica Godzierski

Katy Krause

Veronica Liu

Keith Macdonald

Caroline Robbie


Timothy Au Yeung

Nadine Burdak

Cheryl Green

Erika McCarthy

Anthony Orasi


Vera Gisarov, Quadrangle Architects



Thank you to our student volunteers:

Margaret Akuamoah-Boateng

Maya Amalsadia

Charlotte Baskerville

Shawna Gerlock

Ghazal Jafarinamin

Melinda Main

Jenny Noh

Kahyun Oh

Kayla Piotrowsky

Katie Rice

Laura Riches

Stephanie Wilson

Thank you to the manufacturers and suppliers who furnished the IDC booth:


National Industry Partners
Caesarstone Canada Samsung Knoll Mohawk Group Hunter Doulgas Altex
Midgley Benjamin Moore Cosentino keilhauer Shaw Contract PC350
Architex Levey Industries Arconas Interface Lauzon Williams Sonoma For The Trade