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Cori Halpern Interiors -Sunset at Fogo Island Inn, NL

The unmistakable silhouette of the Fogo Island Inn at sunset. Even more beautiful than I had dreamed…. It all actually started in May 2016. I started thinking about where I wanted to travel to celebrate my milestone birthday in 2017, so I started doing a bit of reading and research. So many exciting fabulous places in the world to see and explore! I then realized that I really wanted to explore … Read full post

Posted under: Architechture, Artwork + Artists, Colour + Inspiration, Design, Design Details, Innovation, Interior Design, My Inspiration, Travel

Cori Halpern Interiors - Laundry Room counter

It all began on a very cold winter day in January 2017. It was actually pouring rain, to be specific….we had just taken our daughter to the airport when we noticed a very strong odour coming from the basement. It was then that we knew. It was the worst case scenario. Sewage backup. Yup, you heard me – sewage. The most disgusting thing I could think of, was now pouring … Read full post

Posted under: Colour + Inspiration, Design, Design Advice, Design Details, Interior Design, Laundry Rooms, My Inspiration, Renovation

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2016 – A Year in Review… December 31, 2016

Happy New Year - Cori Halpern Interiors

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 … Read full post

Posted under: Bathrooms, BlogTour, Colour + Inspiration, Design, Design Advice, Design Details, Fabric, Furniture, Interior Design, KBIS, My Inspiration

close-up detail artwork by Erin Loree

Artwork makes me happy, like this stunning close-up detail of painting by Toronto artist, Erin Loree. Photo: Instagram @erin_loree  It’s been a little nutty! We all get busy. So busy and caught up with work, with family, with the business of everyday life, with the craziness of what is going on in the world, that we sometimes forget to stop and just breathe for a minute. And sometimes we just forget … Read full post

Posted under: Architechture, Art History, Artwork + Artists, Colour + Inspiration, Design, Design Advice, Design Details, Flowers + Nature, Interior Design, My Inspiration

La Cornue black & gold range at KBIS2016

The most spectacular black and gold range from LaCornue, as seen at KBIS2016 on Modenus BlogTour. In all honesty, I had not really ever given kitchen appliances much thought. I mean, I knew a little about certain brands, and I certainly knew how much I disliked my own dishwasher, and how seldom I used my microwave. I knew which appliances “looked” nice, but I really had no “education” when it … Read full post

Posted under: Appliances, BlogTour, Colour + Inspiration, Design, Design Advice, Design Details, Innovation, Interior Design, KBIS, Kitchens, My Inspiration

"Calypso" collection of Sunbrella indoor/outdoor fabrics from Thibaut Design

Fabulous colour & pattern from the “Calypso Collection” of Sunbrella outdoor fabrics from Thibaut Design. Photo: Thibaut Design It’s SPRING!! Well, okay almost. It’s ALMOST spring!! At least here in Toronto, we have had an incredibly mild winter (I really can’t complain too much this year) – I mean my trees have buds on them, and it is February! But thankfully next week is March.  I cannot believe it, and … Read full post

Posted under: Colour + Inspiration, Design, Design Advice, Design Details, Fabric, Flowers + Nature, Furniture, Interior Design, My Inspiration, Outdoor Spaces, Pillows + Accessories

Duane St. Hotel NYC, Aire Ancient Baths

“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”- Sylvia Plath I totally agree with this – especially after a rough day, or if I am feeling a bit under the weather….and I am not alone in this thought.  In fact, people have believed in the healing powers of a hot bath, or a steam, for thousands of years. Throughout … Read full post

Posted under: Bathrooms, BlogTour, Design, Design Advice, Design Details, Innovation, KBIS

Wilsonart black and white Solicor specialty laminate

Wilsonart® SOLICOR™ is a specialty laminate created with a solid color core – eliminating the troublesome “brown line” of traditional laminates. Photo: Wilsonart I am still so full of inspiration from my recent trip to Las Vegas for KBIS2016, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, as a part of the Modenus BlogTourKBIS. An incredible experience and a Designer’s paradise in terms of creative inspiration, innovation, and invention! So many new … Read full post

Posted under: Bathrooms, BlogTour, Cabinetry, Carpet and Rugs, Colour + Inspiration, Design, Design Advice, Design Details, Diningrooms, Furniture, Innovation, Interior Design, KBIS, Kitchens, Livingrooms, My Inspiration

Responsive Home Proofs-40

Contemporary Transitional Responsive Home designed by Bobby Berk.  Photo courtesy of Pardee Homes. As a Designer, it’s my job to be concerned about the aesthetics of a space. But that is not the whole story. Because when good Design meets cutting edge Innovation, the results are not only exciting, they are transformative. Fortunately for me, I have seen some incredible state-of-the-art technology on my recent trip with Modenus, to KBIS2016 … Read full post

Posted under: Architechture, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, BlogTour, Colour + Inspiration, Design, Design Advice, Design Details, Innovation, Interior Design, KBIS, Kitchens, Lighting, My Inspiration

Lighting from AM Studio - IDS

Photo taken at IDS in Toronto at AM Studio, an example of beautiful lighting and what is trending for 2016.   Fresh off my fabulous experience with BlogTourKBIS at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS2016) in Las Vegas, I have SO much to share!! What an experience attending this industry show with the amazing Modenus and the entire BlogTourKBIS group. I am still over the moon at being given … Read full post

Posted under: Bathrooms, BlogTour, Colour + Inspiration, Design, Design Advice, Design Details, Interior Design, KBIS, Kitchens, Lighting