One of our favorite elements of the design process is re-imaging each space we work with to create a new meaning and purpose for its inhabitants. Today’s virtual tour of a recent project is the perfect expression of that idea, and we can’t wait to share the lessons we learned throughout the process.
You may recognize our Midcentury Loft Remodel from Episode 2 Season 2 of our new show “Dream Home Makeover,” now live on Netflix.
Looking to transform an old workshop into a live-able, functional space, our clients wanted to infuse their love for the midcentury modern style into an open-concept suite. With careful space planning, our team created a studio-like apartment complete with all the essentials.
Here’s how we incorporated intentionally sized pieces, grounding materials, and contrasting silhouettes to bring this small space to life:
We’d like to thank our partners at Caesarstone, The Shade Store, Killowen Cabinet Co. Hallmark Floors, Benjamin Moore, Kohler Co., Lemco Design, Metrie, Marvin Windows, Monogram, Rock Solid Granite, Target, Ann Sacks, and Rejuvenation for helping us make this project possible.
Design Lesson No. 1: Large pieces can make small spaces feel bigger
While it may seem counterintuitive, large pieces can actually make a small space feel bigger by allowing the eye to rest on visual focal points.
Adding large statement pieces through wall decor is a simple way to bring a streamlined feeling to a small area, creating the illusion of a larger space.
In this project, we used one of our favorite large art pieces in the bedroom, a large photo print over the console in the living space, and a leaning mirror in the living space. These pieces helped bring a cohesive feeling to the room, while multiple smaller wall decor pieces could have distracted the visual plane.