Toronto interior design trends for 2020
One thing that Hawryliw has spotted for the year 2020 as a Toronto interior designer is there’s a real “ease of living” happening. It’s probably due to the fact that we’re all spending a lot more time at home. But Hawryliw finds that people are much more interested in more natural and locally made interiors. There’s been a big push on linens, cottons and items that are more sustainable without chemicals. She’s also seeing a lot more clients being into natural looking woods. Margaret notes that “everyone’s very aware of their home” right now and how it makes them feel. Trends come and go, but a lot of these shifts towards a more natural interior could be steadfast and here to stay.
Margaret Hawryliw’s favorite space to design
As a busy Toronto interior designer, Hawryliw finds it hard to narrow down some of her favourite spaces to design. However, one of the top rooms that she does mention is the dining room. She loves it due to the intimate conversations that happen in this space. People entertain in their dining rooms and sit face-to-face for long periods of time. Hawryliw finds it a space where you can make it fun and really inviting. She loves to play with lighting and interior paint colours in the dining room.
Another one of the top spaces Margaret loves to design in Toronto homes are powder rooms. She describes that walking into a powder room that’s really offset from the rest of the house is so fun. You can play with paint colour in a powder room and truly make it pop. Hawryliw also loves working on bedrooms because they’re so personal. She really enjoys collaborating with her clients to create their ideal space.
How does paint factor in to Margaret Hawryliw’s design process?
Obviously, at Home Painters Toronto, we understand that paint plays a big role in any room. As a Toronto interior designer, Margaret Hawryliw feels the exact same way. She notes that paint plays a pivotal role when designing her clients’ home spaces. Hawryliw wholeheartedly believes that paint really is the jumping off point because it works to set the tone of the room.
Hawryliw believes that the sky’s the limit when it comes to colour and how it can be used. One of the first things Margaret does with her clients is paint colour suggestions because it gives way to so many design ideas. Plus, different colours have the ability to evoke emotional responses in a space. Margaret notes that right now she sees clients moving towards a “clean neutral palette”, with greys, blues and beiges. In kitchens, Margaret is finding a lot of people are going for a wood stain or even bringing in deeper colours. Hues that range in the greys, blues, sage green and ochre for their living spaces, dining rooms or powder rooms.