Layering Warm Tones Into Your Space: Our Tips

When we design a space, we’re always considering how we can strike the right balance and contrast among the finishes and pieces incorporated.
One of our favorite ways to create a welcoming environment is by bringing warm tonal elements to add dimension.

While we love the hues of blues, grays, and true whites, sometimes a space that leans in one tonal direction can fall a little flat. To balance our cool tones, we like to “warm up the room” to bring more depth into our spaces.

Here are four ways to bring more warmth into your design:

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Don’t Move! Renovate Instead

To move or to renovate? Like many families, Noele Wrycraft and husband Brad Warren started house-hunting when the home in Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood that they’d lived in for 20 years became tired and outdated.

Instead of finding their dream home, all those open house visits persuaded them to stay put, says Noele, who hired designer Yvonne Whelan to carry out the transformation of their entire home, from the basement entertainment area to the third-floor master suite.

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70 Stunning Kitchen Ideas You’ll Be Tempted to Try

If a full kitchen renovation isn’t on your calendar for the near future, the next best thing is to find simple ways to refresh your cooking space. Believe it or not, achieving an entirely new look doesn’t have to mean knocking down all of your walls. If you settle on the right mix of accessories, whether it’s a stylish set of stools, lighting, or artwork, and even chic cabinet hardware, you can pull off a noticeable transformation that’ll make you love your kitchen even more.

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See How This Fashion-Forward Kitchen Marries Form & Function

The clients had called in Shauna to spearhead the renovation of their 1930s Toronto home. “The kitchen was teeny-tiny and falling apart,” says the designer. The brief was to create a space that was functional and edgy while staying true to the home’s original (and coincidentally trending) details such as arches and brass hardware. “The new cabinet knobs and pulls came with a big price tag,” says Shauna. “But at the end of the day, it’s the jewelry, and sometimes you just need to have it!”

Scroll down for the big design moves and unexpected details of this fashion-forward kitchen!

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