Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Consistency is key - Urban Refuge

Small digs? No problem. A tiny space can still look amazing and function well. This adorable condo beautifully proves that point. Let's look at what they did to visually enlarge their place....

1.  Limit your color palette. The use of cream, copper, brown, white and coral is repeated throughout. The punches of color add interest and tie all the rooms together.
2. Varied Texture. They've mixed old and new, shiny + rustic, modern + classical. It helps to warm up this home and prevents the "one stop shopping" look.
3.  They've varied scale. One of the biggest mistakes I see when visiting a client's home are issues with scale. More times then not homes are filled with a bunch of mid-sized things, they are usually the same scale, so the place just looks cluttered. Be sure to keep your eye bouncing around the room. Larger objects in a small space ALWAYS make the space feel bigger, just don't forget to layer in smaller pieces!
4. Create points of interest, the entire space can't scream for attention. I'm loving their unique finds; like the small wooden stool and gorgeous Suzani blanket.
5.  Both vertical and horizontal planes have been considered here! 

All images via: Golden Cage blog.

12 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Perfect tips for living in style in a small space. Once our home sells, I hope to be putting all those points into play.

Thank you ~

ashlina {the decorista} said...

absolutely gorgeous! xo

Rikke said...

Oh what a beautiful home:)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Great things to keep in mind:) I love this pictures you featured- the colour palate is gorgeous!!!

2 Hounds Design said...

What a beautiful condo! The design is so fresh and feminine. I love the wallpaper behind the bed. It's too bad the photographer allowed it to wash out losing it's graphic feel.

It's so nice to see spaces that are new to the blog world.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

This is so light and lovely.
Nero likey.
Alcira

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

Pinecone Camp said...

that's a pretty fabulous little condo. I love the colours used - very soothing.

Charlotta Ward said...

Gorgeous post and pictures! I am madly in love with that little wooden stool / log cutting by the table. Do you know where it is from?

xx C

mom23blessings said...

love this space! The rug in the living looks scrumptious! Where do you think I could find one??!! We're about to put in hardwoods and will need a good rug like that. Any recs?

Anonymous said...

Love it!!

dwellinganddesign said...

I love these images. You are so right, they have played with alot of elements of design and it really paid off. Your eye has places to rest, but also has points of interest and its just lovely. Thanks for sharing.
XO.

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Love the interior - a wonderful inspiration indeed. Thanks for sharing!

Jamie Herzlinger

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