Interior designer and ceramic artist Trudy Crane of Lookslikewhite knows a thing or two about decorating with her studio’s namesake hue. See inside her 1,200-square-foot Montreal loft that’s blanketed in the snowy shade, and get her expert tips on using white in a small space.

Inspired by Scandinavian style, Trudy loves the simplicity of white. To bring warmth to the shade, she relied on different colors of wood, rustic touches, mirrors and crystal details. Exposed brick, layers of texture and French country accents liven up the space, while easy-to-clean fabrics and slipcovers prevent the loft from feeling too precious. Multiple large windows allow plenty of light to flood in, visually expanding the square-footage.