Decorating & Design - Design Lesson
10 ways to use colour and texture in your home
In 10 easy lessons, Montreal designer Beth Gold tells us how she introduced a touch of texture and colour to a subtle space.
She called designer Beth Gold of Marc Gold Interiors, who had designed their last home to magazine-worthy results and understood how to layer period antiques with her husband’s collection of contemporary artwork, as well as incorporate their previous home’s pieces into the new home’s smaller, awkward sized rooms. Beth’s secret to success? “Not everything has to be calculated and mapped out. If you see something you love, just buy it. It’ll work. You’ll find a spot for it,” she says. “Decorating is ultimately about loving the things that are in your home.” But for those of us who are a little less trusting of our gut, here are 10 of Beth’s design lessons to follow.
1 Don’t forget the kitchen table
Designer Beth Gold had the huge kitchen island removed, opting instead for a table. “I just think it’s more comfortable to have a family sitting around a table than perched on stools,” she says.