Finish formal furniture in a modern colour palette for a fresh look.

The Look: Clean and Classic

This airy Vancouver sitting room is designated for afternoon tea, so it made perfect sense for designer Victoria McKenney to take design cues from classic European elegance. But she gave the formal, pretty look a modern edge: stock frames were refinished in silver and upholstered in on-trend neutrals and sophisticated patterns to bring warmth to the bright, fresh space.

white sitting room