Modern is a broad design term that typically refers to a home with clean, crisp lines, a simple colour palette and the use of materialsthat include metal, glass and steel.


Modern and Contemporary are two styles frequently used interchangeably.

Contemporary is different from modern because it describes design based on the here and now.


The minimalist concept takes notions of modern design and simplifies them further.

Colour palettes are neutral and airy, furnishings are simple and streamlined, and nothing is excessive or flamboyant in accessories or decor.


Industrial style as the name implies, draws inspiration from a warehouse or urban loft.

There's a sense of unfinished rawness in many of the elements, and it's not ucommon to see exposed brick, ductwork and wood.

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern is a throwback to the design style if the mid 1900's, primarily the 1950's and 60's.

There is a retro nostalgia present in Mid-Century Mosern design, and also some elements of minimalism.


Scandinavian design pays homage to the simplicity of life demonstrated in Nordic Countries.

Scandinavian furniture design often feels like a work of art, although it is simple and understated.


Traditional design style offers classic details, sumptuous furnishings, and an abundance of accessories. It is rooted in European sensibilities.

Furnishings have elaborate and ornate details and fabrics, like velvet, silk, and brocade, which may include a variety of patterns and textures.

French Country

Warm, earthy colours are indicative of a French Country design style, as are worn and ornamental wooden furnishing.

The style has an overarching farmhouse inspiration.


Bohemian is a popular style for home design and fashion. It reflects a carefree lifestyle with little rules, except to foloow your hearts desire.

Bohemian homes may include vintage furniture and light fixtures, globally inspired textiles and rugs, displays of collections, and items found in widely varied sources including flea markets and during one's travels.


Rustic design is drawn from natural inspiration, using raw and often unfinished elements including wood and stone.

Rustic design may incorporate accessories from the outdoors with warmth emulating from the design and architectural details that may include features like vaulted ceilings adorned with wood beams or reclaimed wood floors.

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic is vintage-inspired, but compared to Bohemian and other styles, tends to be more feminine, soft and delicate.

Shabby Chic furnishings are often either distressed or appear that way, paint tends to have antique-style finishes. The Shabby Chic colour palettes include white, cream and pastels.

Interior Design

by Donna