Refuse to be Passive

Style At Home: Small Spaces

In Art, Life in General on March 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I’m sitting in my liviving room with a cup of tea reading the latest Style At Home issue: Small Spaces. I love the small spaces issues because it shows how a little bit of creativity can make a small room have a big impact. They showed two spaced that I loved. One was a 500 sq.ft. bachelor, and the other a 730 sq.ft. bachelorette. The bachelorette was a bit of an odd style, but came out almost as if the loft itself was an immaculate yet livable work of art. Tricks such as full wall mirrors, the colour cranberry in each room to create cohesivness, using busy wallpaper on a small wall to create impact, all while working with clean lines, set up an apartment anyone would want to live in. The bachelor (500 sq.ft.) was impressive in it’s dcorating, but also in the set-up. Everyone knows this is a tiny space. The trick was, the person who owned it liked to entertain, so they wanted ample seating for people. Talk about a challenge! But they did it, via bar stools at the Island, seating for five in the living room, and then chairs around the dining room table. The amazing part of all this though, is that they succeeded in keeping the space uncluttered. It had a clean, open feel to it, and that was truly impressive.

I can’t wait for the day that I have my chance to own a home, be it condo, or small detached dwelling, or something inbetween. All I know is that if you’ve got good bones in a place and a little bit of creativity, you’ll be having problems kicking your friends out the door, because after seeing your home, none of them want to go home.

  1. Thanks for the kind words! The small spaces issue is always a big hit, because most of us don’t live in mansions. 🙂


    Lauren McPhillips, web editor, Style at Home

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