Lori Howard of Hope Designs Interviewed For the Globe & Mail!

May 20, 2018

The Globe & Mail is one of the most well-known and widely respected newspapers in all of Canada and is printed in five cities across the country. In fact, the newspaper boasts a weekly readership of over 2 million, making it the most widely read newspaper on weekdays in Canada.

As such, it goes without saying that any feature printed in this paper will gain plenty of exposure, and anyone interviewed must have some level of clout in their field.

globe and mailLori Howard of Hope Designs has managed to snag a spot in the highly respected publication where she provides her professional knowledge of interior design and decor, especially when it comes to trends we can expect to continue seeing and becoming more popular over the coming months throughout 2018.

So, what did Lori have to say as part of an interior design and home decor spread in the paper?

Lori’s take on the interior design world takes a page from the world of fashion, and believes that what’s happening on the interior design and decor front is a reflection of the big fashion houses of Paris and Milan. “In fashion, we are seeing a lot of pinks and browns and beiges and creams,” Lori says. “Slowly but surely, you’re seeing the same things in home design and decor.”

Lori also says that rich, dark colours are really popular in interior decor in 2018, but they need to be used with some balance. Ultra Violet – Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year – is a particularly bold and striking colour and homeowners can use it small doses in order to take advantate of its vibrancy without overdoing it. Lori suggests using it with things like an accent wall, throw pillows, painted furniture, or silk floral arrangements.

globe and mailMs. Howard also mentioned the growing trend of oversized, multi-purpose kitchen islands, especially in small condos where square footage is lacking. Many condos don’t allow for any room for a kitchen table, so homeowners are opting for islands that can do multi duty instead.

As Lori told the Globe and Mail, “Many people are choosing to have the largest island possible and steer clear of an eating area. So they forego a traditional kitchen table and chairs for an island with stools. We see that in almost every kitchen we do.” These islands offer a sense of intimacy that wouldn’t necessarily been experienced in a much larger kitchen space. According to Lori, “It’s all about island living.”

Lori’s tips and experience in the world of interior design and decor make her a real asset in this particular industry. Time will tell what public platform we’ll find her on next!