1. What's your Design Style
Before designing and decorating your space you need to have an idea of what you like and how your space should look. Head over to Pinterest and start collecting images of spaces that you love and see what the collective theme is. Think about how you want your space to feel calm neutral and cool tones, or make a bold statement with some vivid colours. Do you want more modern or contemporary?
Now consider the items you own and the items you need to purchase, first start with a minimalist approach and write down what you need and what you need it for. This will help you list essentials first.
2. Plan your layout.
When you’re working with a small space, you need to plan and have a general idea of where things will be placed. Go with the Flow of your room. Consider the lines of your space–if your main room is a long, vertical one (like the studio below), plan accordingly, getting help from a Designer will ensure you're making the right choice in your layout.
3. Furniture Arrangement- Select long, lean pieces that fit the space well. And it may pay off to avoid interrupting the flow with the placement of a furnishing that cuts the room in half.
Then take measurements to make sure items will fit especially if purchasing new items. This is a great time to start decluttering and donating items you do not need.
4. Repurpose existing furniture
There is no need to throw away items that you already own, try to mix them into your design or repurpose. Take this Antique dresser for example. It was Repurposed by priming and spray painting a darker hue - hardware was also changed to give it a fresh look.
5. Room Divider to define space
A room Divider can be added to separate space or to create privacy.
6. Decorative Items
Accessorize- Adding a few decorative pieces to your coffee table.
If you have a shelf, don't overcrowd it. Add items that are meaningful, represent your style and speak to your design aesthetics. We designed this space for a Fashion Stylist, so why not a Classic Tom Ford Book to represent this Classic Gentleman. Notice the trend in our theme; Black and white with blue accents.
This mannequin below was styled by our client https://www.styledbyadomako.com/ head over to his space if you need help with fashion styling.
It's true your space should really reflect your style and we had so much fun designing this fabulous studio space for Mr Adomako, check him out if you need a Fashion Stylist https://www.styledbyadomako.com/
Thank you Brett Somerville https://somervillebp.myportfolio.com/ for capturing these amazing photos.
Contact us for a Consultation on how to get your space to reflect your lifestyle.
Until next time XOXO