Laura Stein Interiors wins Gold 2013 CDECA Award for Interior Decorating over $20,000

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  • (1888PressRelease) April 16, 2013 - Multi-award winning Toronto-based custom interior decorating and design firm Laura Stein Interiors has won Gold in the Canadian Decorators' Association (CDECA) 2013 Decorating and Design Awards for Interior Decorating over $20,000, which features interior decoration with or without construction, excluding kitchens or bathrooms.

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    "We are honoured to receive this award from CDECA," states Laura Stein, Laura Stein Interiors. "It's always exciting and fulfilling to be recognized by peers in the industry. This award acknowledges the hard work we are doing and I am thrilled to be endorsed by such a distinguished organization."

    The annual CDECA Decorating and Design Competition is open to all accredited and student members. Competitors upload images of their space and accompanying text to the competition database and the entries are evaluated by an independent panel of judges from across Canada.

    Laura Stein Interiors' gold winning space is a beautiful Leaside Master Bedroom designed for homeowners with an appreciation of the finer things. While the rest of their house was a gallery of treasures, their master bedroom had fallen into a state of neglect and was in dire need of an upgrade.

    With a mandate for understated luxury, Laura Stein Interiors transformed the outdated, cluttered bedroom into a light-filled area with luxurious linens, a hint of glamour, a touch of masculinity and a place to exhale at the end of the day.

    To make the most of the L-shaped room, a floor plan was designed to incorporate a library-like sitting area with a TV on an articulating arm and lots of storage close to the door. The bed was placed under the window to take advantage of the morning sunlight.

    "The homeowners wanted a cozy and romantic space with lots of feminine softness but enough masculinity to keep the space feeling grounded," adds Stein. "The carpet was replaced with hardwood, panels and crown moulding were added, and luxurious fabrics in a light, airy palette were set against clean-lined furniture and deep, rich wood tones."

    In the sitting area, a cozy library feel was created around a linen sofa, a large tufted ottoman and a recessed bookcase to perfectly display the couple's travel finds, photos and literature collection. The colourful books and art add an unexpected pop to the subdued palette of warm metals and wood accents.

    "Careful attention was given to custom detailing and luxurious finishes," says Stein. "The contrasting backs, gusset and hand-applied trim of the pillows, for example, tie the colour scheme together across both sides of the room to create an overall sense of comfort."

    Now a comfortable and romantic retreat, the master bedroom has become the most used room in the house. The architectural detail, warm palette, luxurious fabrics and eclectic mix of lighting, art, and accessories make the room what the homeowners call their "perfect little jewel box".

    Credit information:
    Design and styling: Laura Stein Interiors
    Photography: David Bagosy

    About Laura Stein Interiors:
    Laura Stein Interiors is a Toronto-based firm specializing in custom interior decorating and design for residential clients. Dedicated to creating exceptional, distinctive, and uniquely personal interiors for her clients, Laura's focus is on fresh, lifestyle-based design infused with comfort and understated luxury. Laura Stein is one of Toronto's most prominent and highly-visible decorating professionals, having won considerable acclaim for her personalized design style, her insights on cutting-edge trends, and her customized furnishings. Her work has been nationally recognized with multiple industry awards, including the 2011 Consumer Choice Award for Best Interior Decorator in the city of Toronto, and the 2013 Best of Houzz Award. Laura has worked on two HGTV shows and is frequently featured as an industry expert on television as well as newspapers, magazines and web sites across Canada and the United States. Visit Laura Stein Interiors at

    For additional information, interviews or images, please contact:
    Peter Ashworth | Ashley Lloyd | Ashworth Associates Inc. | 416-603-6005
    peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com | ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com

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