Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Everyone Needs a Little Space

Most people will read the title of this post and assume it means we all need more space in our homes. They would be wrong. What I really mean is everyone needs a “little” space.

In the age of McMansions, open floor plans, and two story ceiling heights, interior design seems to scream bigger is better. Bigger isn’t bad, but we all need smaller, more intimate spaces too. It’s in the smaller spaces that we feel safe and find comfort. These are the places where we can curl up and get lost in a good book or sit with a friend and catch up on life.

This room is a great example of the perfect “little” space. It is only 7 feet wide and 12 feet deep. My clients wanted to use the room for reading, conversation, and to display their daughter’s photography. It is one of my favorite rooms in their house, and my client said it is the place she and her daughter go to when they want to just sit and talk.
A little space doesn’t have to be a separate room in your home. It can be an area in a room meant for one or two people. It can be a comfy chair and ottoman in the corner, a banquette in a kitchen, or a desk in a wall niche.

If you don’t already have one, I hope you create your own perfect “little” space.

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