Design Insights: Adding Personality to Small Spaces with Jeff Sredni
Living in a smaller space doesn’t mean sacrificing design for storage capabilities. Oftentimes, it just means thinking outside the box and making the best use of your home’s square footage.
Multidisciplinary designer Jeff Sredni, who does everything from graphic design to home renovation, knows a thing or two about infusing a home with innovation, no matter the size. He and his partner, Matt Walker, recently collaborated on a renovation project called The Goodwin House. With Matt’s aptitude for building and Jeff’s eye for design, they are able to transform undesirable spaces into beautiful and functional places to call home.
Here, Sredni shares some of his tips on apartment living and creating storage solutions for small spaces with style.
1. Make your storage spaces beautiful. Apartment living is almost synonymous with limited storage and undifferentiated spaces. It is not, however, synonymous with living in cramped spaces that have no sense of beauty or luxury to them. By incorporating aesthetically pleasing storage, you not only create functionality, but you also build a new focal point in your apartment that can serve as a conversation piece at social gatherings.
2. Create multifunctional spaces. When tasked with designing for smaller square footage, it’s important to create places that serve multiple purposes. For example, adding a California Closets custom Murphy bed to your apartment allows a room to serve as a space to entertain as well as a place for guests to stay.
3. Have a place for everything. This makes the maintenance of your space much easier and ensures that your apartment or home not only always looks put-together, but is also designed with both functionality and visual interest in mind. Living in a smaller space doesn’t mean sacrificing design for storage capabilities. Oftentimes, it just means thinking outside the box and making the best use of your home’s square footage.