Layer textures and finishes to create a tone-on-tone look that feels fresh.

`Peridot-TraceyAytonThe Look: Modern Monotone

How do you ease a family with more traditional tastes into a modern space? You warm things up with a beautiful taupe palette and plenty of texture. The custom millwork desk, the stone floors, the hide rug—in this den in White Rock, B.C., almost everything’s in the same colour family. “We wanted it to be modern and fresh, but for it still to be rich and inviting,” explains designer Rashell Gouwenberg of Peridot, who designed the space with partner Leah Balderson. “When you do tone-on-tone, it’s all about the layers.”


Designer, Peridot, Vancouver, Custom millwork in Sand, custom desk, Manhattan Kitchen and Bath Design, Surrey, Recessed lighting, mirror, stone flooring, cement walls, Carerra Projects Ltd, White Rock, Crystal, tulip chair with custom pillow, glass vase, Ro Sham Beaux table lamp, custom curtains, Peridot Decorative Homewear, Vancouver, Calgary, Votive, Lamina platter, white vases, 18 Karat, Vancouver,; Home Evolution, Calgary,; Dwell Modern, Edmonton, Zoe Pawlak rug, Burritt Brothers, Vancouver, Teacup, Anthropologie, Vancouver, Calgary,