Resource Sites: Debbie's Picks

Accessories, Hardware, Retail

American Standard America is a leading North American manufacturer of bath and kitchen products. The Company participates in all key product categories including bathroom and kitchen faucets, fixtures and furniture with leading positions in toilets and the number two position in bathroom fixtures in the U.S. and overall category leadership in Canada, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Products are marketed under brand names such as American Standard®, Porcher® and Jado®. American Standard America delivers products to a wide range of customers in both residential and commercial markets and for new construction and replacement/remodeling. The network includes wholesalers (including showrooms), retailers (including do–it–yourself centers) and specialty merchants. 


For the past 25 years, Canaroma Bath & Tile has earned an exceptional reputation as one of Canada's leading importers of bath and tile products. We have maintained our status as an industry leader by offering the most current designs and extraordinary products. We are committed to bringing you an extensive selection of the finest European and North American brand names and exclusive lines.


Cath Kidston Ltd was founded in 1993 when designer Cath Kidston opened a tiny shop in London’s Holland Park. She began by selling the vintage fabrics, wallpapers and brightly-painted junk furniture she remembered fondly from her childhood. Her clever, witty re-working of traditional English country house style meant that her shop soon became a cult success.

"I love Cath Kidston. Her colors are bright and her patterns are so fun and retro."

Established in 1970 by Tricia Guild, Designers Guild designs and wholesales furnishing fabrics, wall coverings, upholstery and bed and bath collections throughout Europe and worldwide.

Kelvin.23 was first conceived in May of 2006 by serial inventor-preneur, Kevin Royes while hanging a painting one afternoon with his wife Lyn. It was a simple enough job, but it meant pulling out the hefty toolbox and an assortment of construction tools to get it done. That’s when the idea hit – “create a compact, super functional hand tool that could hang that painting, and tackle all those other tasks we faced an a day to day basis around the home.”kelvin.23: the urban super-tool was born. 

For over 70 years, The Robert Allen Group has been the source for the world’s finest fabrics. Long recognized as the vanguard of innovation, the Company pioneered the broad distribution of fabric books. Vibrant, colorful and sophisticated textiles for every interior.

Accommodations, Inspiration

 Concept Polyghome offers you a team of professionals with vast experience in the construction field with specialities in planning, building, design and bioclimatic homes. The team is very proud to present this new concept that builds homes that are environmentally friendly with their innovative technology.


Beautiful Hotel!

EcoSmart Fire is much more than a flicker of an ingenious idea. It’s a compelling reality. EcoSmart Fireplaces are environmentally friendly vent free open fireplaces that produce a wonderfully warm dancing flame.


 The prestigious Cuisinart® brand is not limited to food processors. Plugged or unplugged, nobody covers the kitchen like Cuisinart. The company is a full-service culinary resource with a wide array of products, preferred by chefs and favored by consumers.

 Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. The company focuses on innovations that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professional.

 From jet engines to power generation, financial services to water processing, and medical imaging to media content, GE people worldwide are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into leading products and services that help solve some of the world's toughest problems.




 Welcome to the World of Wamsutta, where dreaming is effortless. It's the place for coaxing daydreams, yielding to catnaps and relishing in a better night's sleep. Indulging the senses with innovative color, refined beauty and classic styling, Wamsutta stays true to its commitment of exceptional quality and timeless luxury.

Wamsutta is a flagship brand of Springs Global US, Inc., the world's leader in branding, design, marketing and development of decorative home furnishings for major retailers worldwide. Springs Global offers a diverse portfolio of some of the most legendary and recognized home brands in the world, including Springmaid, Court of Versailles, Diane von Furstenberg and Waterworks.

Cabinets, Furniture, Storage

Tranquility, beauty, efficiency - just what every home needs! ClosetOne is proud to offer customized, high-quality home storage systems to help you meet your smallest to most challenging organizational needs.

Whether it's a bedroom closet, home office, laundry room, basement, or even a custom entertainment centre - anywhere in your home that needs to be organized - ClosetOne has the professional and creative know-how to design a beautiful and efficient storage system exclusively for you.

Let us help you create a home environment where you have a place for everything . . .


Cabinets, Doors and Windows

 Founded in 1989, Accuwrap’s goal is to offer a full range of products and services for the RTA Furniture Industry. Accuwrap Profiled Components has developed over the years to be a premium supplier by offering our technical expertise in many markets such as Store Fixture, Kitchen and Bath, Architectural, Audio-Video, Picture Frame and Flooring Industries.


 Quality cabinetry since 1972.

Kitchen Craft was founded more than 35 years ago in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is now sold in hundreds of stores in Canada and the United States. Kitchen Craft manufactures two lines of cabinetry, Integra and Aurora, for the kitchen, bathroom, home office, laundry and throughout the home. In 2002, Kitchen Craft became part of the MasterBrand Group of cabinet manufacturers, offering multiple lines of modular, semi-custom and custom cabinetry. 

Our commitment to you.

It is our mission to provide beautiful cabinetry for homes and offices. We strive to assure that your cabinetry brings you an unrivaled level of value, quality and craftsmanship. 


Cabinets, Furniture, Hardware

 Wilsonart is world-leading producer of decorative surfacing products. No matter what your budget or style, whether you are a design professional or a consumer, we have a product to fit your needs. Where Great Ideas are Surfacing!

Electronics, Entertaining

 "As we move to transform Sony and integrate the very best in electronics, entertainment and technology into the homes of our customers, the importance of an all-encompassing and unified brand image is more important than ever," said Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation. "In addition to reigniting the innovative spirit of our employees and our products, 'make.believe' will differentiate us from countless competitors and inspire consumers around the world to embrace all that is Sony."


 Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history.

It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.


 Urban Mode is a true original. For 30 years Urban Mode has been a leading retailer of contemporary design and home furnishings and we are pleased to offer you our on line shopping service.

Our goal is to create a space that is unique and personal to you. By working with our in house team we expect to make your experience an enjoyable one whether it be for a single room or your entire home or office space.

Urban Mode offers a wide selection of contemporary products for your home, as well as accessories and gifts. We carry such distinctive furniture lines as: Blu Dot, Calligaris, BDI and Lind Furniture. Our lines of accessories include: Blomus, ASA, Inhabit, Atlas Homewares and Viso Lighting. Our sales staff have a passion for design and are full of great ideas. 



Bonnie-Jean McAllister, a professional photographer from Beaumont, Alberta was one of the first ladies to experience Debbie Travis` Tuscan Getaway.

Bonnie captured the breathtaking beauty of this amazing part of Italy and the laughter and the tears of an experience no one involved will ever forget. All of the best of the scenic images are available for you to enjoy on her website.
Paint and Walls

CIL, Canada’s favourite brand of decorative paints, has been sold by leading Canadian Retailers and Dealers for over 75 years. CIL Paints are synonymous with innovative paint technology and are a proud AkzoNobel brand. Originally CIL stood for Canadian Industries Limited. Today, CIL stands for quality and innovation.

CIL is a member of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints-Canada. AkzoNobel is a world leader in decorative paints and coatings. AkzoNobel manufactures a wide range of premium quality interior and exterior paints, stains, varnishes and other protective and decorative products which are manufactured under the CIL brand.

CIL Paints are a trusted name in many businesses, communities, schools and homes around the country. Our community involvement, innovations in paint technology, quality, environmental concern and the manufacture of low-VOC (volatile organic compound) products, knowledge of colour and decorating trends are renowned.

CIL Paints are distributed through independent paint and wallpaper stores, hardware stores, lumber and building supply stores, home improvement centres and mass merchants across Canada.

CIL Paints are manufactured in Delta, British Columbia and Concord, Ontario. Canadian head office operations are based in Concord, Ontario and Longueuil, Quebec.

As Canada’s fastest-growing do-it yourself paint brand, CIL contributes to AkzoNobel’s position as being the largest paint manufacturer in Canada. Being part of AkzoNobel, CIL is able to leverage leading-edge paint and decorative technology from across the world for use within Canada.



Biwa. Your best kept secret. Biwa explores extraordinary fashion accessories and trends from around the globe. We work with our favorite international artisans and designers so that we can offer sophisticated pieces with a personal touch. Each piece bears subtle stylings, from the latin flair of Cartagena, Colombia to the poetic grace of Lake Biwa, Japan, our namesake. We never let our brand speak louder than the piece, so you don't have to, either.

"These original pieces can accessorize any outfit! The jewellery is so funky and different."

Freda's manufactures and designs exquisite ladies wear.  In addition to their unique private collection, which is designed and produced in Toronto, 
they have many imported lines From Europe and the United States. Including Robert Rodriguez, Cambio, Marc Cain, Nicole Miller,  and many more.
Great selection from casual, suits to evening wear in sizes 4 to 20.

“With the most original collections from designers from around the world , Freda's is a favourite for many celebrities.

Get set to fall in love with boutique JoshuaDAVID where women's casual chic clothing comes courtesy of designers such as BOSS Black, Alice + Olivia, Lida Baday, by Malene Birger,  Line Knitwear and many more. You'll be surrounded in style and services such as our complimentary personal styling, free delivery and refreshments. Unique services also include wardrobe cataloging,  shopBROKER and texTYLE. Come visit today, we're excited to meet you. Live. Love. Style. - JoshuaDAVID

“Joshua David is a small boutique with so much charm. Owners Josh and David are always there to greet you with the best service and all the latest style tips.”

Inspired by the wondrous colours of nature, the brilliance of crystal and the unique quality of handcrafted jewellery, MICALLA embodies confidence and elegance, simplicity and style.  MICALLA jewellery creates unique wearable pieces of art infused with Scandinavian design sensibility.

“Adding a piece of Micalla jewellery can dress up any outfit. They stock great accessories in every color of the rainbow. All made in Canada.”

Michael Kors is recognized as one of America’s pre-eminent designers for luxury sportswear.  His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors Collection, KORS Michael Kors, and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including men’s and women’s ready to wear, accessories, and a full line of fragrance and beauty products for both men and women. Michael Kors currently has 10 Lifestyle stores across Canada, in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

“Whether she's got a party to go to or a house to rebuild, Michael Kors is one of Debbie Travis’ favourite designers. He knows how to make a woman look great!”

Slim.  Fast.  
NYDJ Jeans are the most uplifting jeans ever.  
Our patented Lift Tuck technology helps tuck in the tummy and smooth the silhouette.
Denims.  Basic black.  Cords.  Velvet.  
Go ahead. Look good in your jeans. Again.

“Finally a company that understands a woman's body. We're not all 18 anymore, we can't all get away with the ever so popular ultra low ride. There's a style for every occasion”

Born in 2002, Pink Tartan has become the label of choice for many top models and A-list celebrities with a focus on pretty, polished and elegant designs. The designs are elegant and sophisticated with a charm that gives them a modern wearability.

“It's a pleasure to see a Canadian designer with such global success and innovative styles. Fresh, new designs and such a wide variety of fun colours it's like choosing from paint chips.”
Debbie Travis products available exclusively at Canadian Tire

Founded in 1922, Canadian Tire Corporation is a growing network of interrelated businesses with more than 1,100 general merchandise and apparel retail stores and gas stations in addition to a major financial services provider and a federally chartered bank.

EQ3 is a Canadian lifestyle concept inspiring the intimate and emotional place we call home. Globally influenced, EQ3 designs and manufactures innovative, affordable furniture and accessories for modern living.

West elm offers inspiring designs, from affordable modern home furniture to bedding, accessories and other home decor.