Happy New Year!! Farewell 2016, and what a fabulous year it has been….
Wow. That went fast….and what an incredible year 2016 has been for me – both personally and professionally. I may be one of the few people who did not think that 2016 was the worst year ever. While I am still recovering from and trying to come to terms with the political craziness in the world, and while I am deeply saddened by the loss of some of my childhood icons, 2016 was indeed a fabulous year for me.
It began with a bang last January, when I was so fortunate to be able to go on Modenus BlogTour to Las Vegas for KBIS2016. What an incredible opportunity and experience! The friends, colleagues, and connections that I made on that trip will stay with me forever. Thank you so much Veronika and Modenus for an amazing adventure!!
Right on the heels of KBIS2016 was Toronto’s own IDS (Interior Design Show). So much inspiration, and so much support and encouragement from my Design Family. A wonderful show, and I am so looking forward to this year’s upcoming event!
I attended some incredible Toronto art events as well this year. I am a huge fan and supporter of my local artists and artisans. The Artist Project, The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, and Art Toronto, were just a few of the amazing shows that I was fortunate to attend (and purchase art!!).
Alas, I did not purchase this beauty by Canadian Artist, Louis-Bernard St. Jean, but The Artist Project was an incredible Toronto art event.
2016 was also a year of incredible growth and amazing projects for Cori Halpern Interiors. Projects with amazing clients who challenged me as well as trusted me, to create their dream homes.
Our Dunblaine Master Ensuite was a highlight, and just one of our fabulous projects of 2016. Photo: Stephani Buchman Photography
We completed work on our Dunblaine Master Ensuite, on our Beach Condo Project (and have begun more work on Phase 2 of our Beach Condo!), our High Park Kitchen, Rosedale Office, Cedarvale Kitchen, and Palace Pier Condo, just to name a few. We are still busy with our Almond Avenue Project, our York Mills Reno, our Chaplin Estates Project, our Sanibel Family Room, and our Project Plumbstead, with other new projects coming in the first quarter of the new year. We have been busy!! It’s wonderful.
Everything is custom designed for my clients, and each space is unique and one-of-a-kind. Photo: Angelina Aristodemo for Weaver & Loom
Because I know that I am one lucky girl, I need to devote some of my time giving back within my community. If you have followed my blog, or my social media posts, you know that I am a huge cheerleader for The Furniture Bank in Toronto. They do amazing work for so many people, and volunteering there is one of the true joys of my life. Being able to give people a fresh start and make their house into a home, is an incredible feeling. Yes – in a way, it is totally selfish, as I do feel like I am the one who is getting so much from this experience….I have met some truly inspirational people – both as clients who come to The Furniture Bank, as well as the staff and volunteers who work there.
I was honoured to be a featured Designer at this year’s Chair Affair fundraising event gala. LOVED how my chair turned out!!
I adore this fabulous leopard print fabric!! Thank you to JF Fabrics for all of your support! Photo: Larry Arnal
Thank you so much to JF Fabrics, Drapes & More, Kravet, and Regency Upholstery, for all of your support and encouragement. So happy that my chair found a home, and that the money raised from its sale furnished the homes of 3 families. Yay!!
So thank you all so much for making 2016 such an unforgettable year! It definitely had it’s ups and downs, but the highs far outweighed the lows. I am so fortunate to have some of the most amazing people in my corner, cheering me on.
I wish you all a wonderful 2017, and may your year ahead be filled with joy, laughter, health, happiness, and love. Be kind, give more, create beauty, keep learning, and enjoy the small moments.
Happy New Year!!