See How Two Similar Spaces in the Same Building Are Designed & Decorated

See How Two Similar Spaces in the Same Building Are Designed & Decorated

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 24, 2016

Tim and Andrew live in the same industrial, dreamy building in Toronto, where they both own homes they've put an incredible amount of time, energy and personality designing. Tim's home is slightly larger than Andrew's and the layout's a little different. But what's the most delightful thing of all? These two homes—though sharing similarities between architectural details—are both entirely unique thanks to the skills and style of each inhabitant. See how these two residents create beauty in their spaces...side by side!

Warmth is added two different ways

When you look at these two hallways (that lead to the light-filled living rooms of Tim and Andrew's homes), you can see how life and warmth is added in two very distinct ways. Tim's home features lots and lots of green vines and plants, balancing the stark white walls. Andrew's home features wood tones on the floor, ceiling and in the furniture, allowing for a streamlined look that still feels very pleasant and warm.

Color temperature matters

Though the size of these two bedrooms is a bit different—Tim uses an entire room for his sleep space, while Andrew utilizes a sleeping loft (in order to have an art studio), they each take a different color temperature road. Tim's is energizing with a deep crimson red on the walls and art. Andrew's bed loft features soothing blue art and accessories complemented with blond wood. Neither one is "right" or "wrong," they just show the difference color temperature can make in a space.

To paint, or not to paint?

Sometimes an architecture element in your home doesn't quite jive with your own aesthetic, and the question of whether you should keep it as-is or paint it comes to mind. Check out Andrew and Tim's different mantels and fireplace surrounds to see one where paint is used to help it blend in, and other where natural wood shines proudly.

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