Pre-reno, Simard installed glamorous custom drapery in the kitchen to match the adjoining living room's window treatment. He pulled the panels' silver-grey, taupe and bright blue hues to build the kitchen palette, establishing a seamless flow between spaces. Interior design, tidg.ca. Silk-blend drapery fabric, robertallendesign.com.
Update your faucet
In addition to warming up the room's silver-grey and blue tones, the au courant brass accents are also delightfully unexpected. "You have to have fun," says Simard. "It's a bit of a buzz when I try new design schemes and explore the unknown. It's a design adrenaline rush!" Quinoa faucet (in custom brass finish), aquabrass.com. Electro-plating (cabinet pulls), doorstore.ca.
Paint your cabinets
Simard's cabinetry was in great shape, but the drab colour was a jarring contrast to the rest of the home's palette. A fresh coat of paint in a deep, moody blue instantly upped the drama and made everyday cabinetry extraordinary. Gentleman's Grey 2062-20 paint (on cabinets), benjaminmoore.ca. Spray painting, torontopaintstore.com.