Design Directions

October 2010
In This Issue
The New Trend
New Addition to Avalon

Welcome to the seventh exciting issue of Design Directions keeping you in touch with the latest news with both Avalon Interiors and the design industry.

If there are any topics or trends you would like to read more about, or have heard of a new and interesting product you'd like to share with all my readers, please feel free to contact me at and I'll respond in a future issue.

Looking forward to hearing from you and keeping you up to date on the latest happenings in the design world,

Kind regards,

Tracy Kundell,

Avalon Interiors

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The New Trend is You

Wanna be trendy?  Then be yourself!

Decorating trends have been consistently moving toward more personal styles.  Which means there are fewer rules to follow.  You get to choose pieces that feel good to you.  Not because they are the correct items to fit a certain style, but just because you like them.

So let's talk about ways to make your home more uniquely you!

Choose one-of-a-kind elements 

Opt for custom-designed furniture.  Instead of shopping at mass-produced furniture stores, have a piece of furniture custom-designed for you.  Customized furniture is becoming more and more popular.  Imagine having a sofa or table that is the perfect size, shape, color, and pattern - and with all the exact details you want!

Reinvent existing pieces.  You can add studs, tassels and trim to upholstered items, apply unique moldings to tables and cabinets, or paint and distress wooden furniture.

Shop at flea markets, antique fairs, and estate sales.  The pieces you find will be much more unique than what you get at the usual stores.

Create your own accessories.  The interest in hand-crafted materials continues to grow.  So why now craft your own piece?  It will not only be one-of-a-kind, but it will have special meaning to you and your family - and be a great conversation starter for guests! Needlepoint is back in a big way so you can either make your own or buy one of Johnathan Adlers' great pieces.There are also great websites to bring the handicrafts right to your doorstop. My new favorite site is, definitely some great shopping finds!

Use a designer.  Professional designers and decorators have access to many more resources than you have as a homeowner.  They are able to help you select and create a truly customized piece from a wide variety of fabrics, trims, and other materials.

When you combine new technology with your own imagination, you can create a truly distinctive, one-of-a-kind home.  How trendy.  How YOU!

New Addition to Avalon

Please join me in welcoming Melanie Bell to Avalon Interiors as my new Design Project Administrator

Melanie will be involved in sourcing, pick-ups and deliveries, administration etc. I'm sure you will all enjoy working with Melanie as much as I do.

You can contact Melanie at and she will be happy to assist you.
Upcoming Events
Toronto International Art Fair October 28th- November 3rd Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
Interior Design Show January 27th-30 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
National Home Show
February 18-27th, 2011 Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place

Consider going 'green' today! Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to read our newsletter.



Tracy Kundell,

Avalon Interiors

"Building Your Vision Better Than Imagined"

Contact Info
Designer Tracy Kundell
tel.905-889-0763 cell. 416-451-4905 e-mail