Peach Interior Design Blog


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Apart from designing interior spaces, we are often hired to help clients choose furnishings for their home. Furniture and material selection is crucially important in small spaces. Our clients need to make most of every last square inch!

600 square feet and an open concept floor plan, means that your small kitchen is part of an even smaller living room!

To make a big impact in a small space, we suggest that clients keep the kitchen scheme simple. Streamlined kitchen cabinets and appliances give the feel of a larger space. This includes the typically patterned backsplash – keep it simple and unfussy for a visually clean look.

Keep the working surface uncluttered and cleared. Loads of pantry solutions exist to help you get organized!

Bar stools are another thing to consider for the kitchen island. Have you ever shopped for one? Even a seasoned designer considers this addition a daunting task. They come in so many shapes and sizes and one must consider scale, style and functionality as well! When shopping for bar/kitchen stools, go for simple lines. Stools with busy designs give the feeling of a crowded kitchen that is eating up the whole space.

While it is often fun to play with colour and pattern, when it comes to small spaces, try not to overwhelm the space with too many materials and colours. Minimal designs are your best bet when it comes to furnishing small spaces!

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Bedrooms are sanctuaries. They are where we relax, unwind and reflect on our day.

Our bedroom should be the most organized, decluttered space in our home. It should be a place of serenity that promotes sleep and relaxation.

A simple, streamlined bedroom is even more important in small spaces. Piles of clothes and books add to the stress of our everyday lives.

We’d like to share some of the solutions that continue to help our clients living in small spaces.

If you are purchasing a new bed, get one with storage underneath. They have massive storage spaces that can be used for a variety of things. Seasonal clothes can be stored in space bags and tucked away until needed. Extra bedding, blankets and pillows can be kept readily at hand, but out of sight.

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Night stands with drawers are a better choice than those with open shelves. Drawers can house small and necessary items like books, papers, medicine, vitamins, glasses….you name it!

Unless you have built-in drawers in your closet, having a dresser with drawers for personal and folded items is a must!

What do you see first thing when you open your eyes? A window with a view? A door? A book case? A Gallery wall?

If you are facing a blank wall, hanging a few, simply framed pictures on the wall is a good idea. Add pictures of places you have travelled, your children, your pets – anything that makes you happy. The trick is to keep it simple, unified and grouped.

Do not skimp on bed linens. Store a few sets of your favourite sheets. There is nothing like sleeping in a bed adorned with fine, fresh linens. And don’t forget a bed cover that gives the bed a clean, structured look – this keeps the entire room visually tidy!

Small spaces do not mean you have to sacrifice sweet dreams! Keep your space clean, streamlined and simple and you will quickly create the serenity and peace we all desire after a long, hard day’s work!

 

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One of my pet peeves is to see a television above a fireplace mantelpiece. I immediately get a crick in my neck, looking up, up, up!

This has become a common, modern-living decorating device that many magazines and decorating sites encourage, but not one that is functional. This is where the major difference between decorating and design lies. (So many people incorrectly use these two terms interchangeably). There is a certain purpose and intention in design. When you design a space, the point is to create a living environment that is both functional and attractive at the same time.

To design a space is to apply creative and technical solutions within an area – solutions that are beneficial to quality of life. Interior Design is the practice and science of knowing human behaviour – how one lives and moves within a space, as well as ensuring that all codes and regulatory requirements are met. Decorating, however, is merely adorning a space with the trendy and beautiful things!

So if you don’t know where to put that TV, start with the some simple questions like ‘Where will we gather to watch most often’? Ask yourself where you can be comfortable unwinding after a long day to channel surf! A television should be mounted at eye level and be a streamlined part of the room design.

Good design will allow you to create a comfortable, functional space that is both attractive and stylish! You should never have to sacrifice one for the other!

 

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There is no rule that says the furniture in your home should come from the same era.
Good pieces of furniture that are well crafted and have a sophisticated and functional design are timeless – and mixing old and new is a fun way of bringing unique style into your home.

Our clients have their own personal style that includes sleek lines with a touch of whimsy. We wanted to include a piece in their hallway that would be both a focal point and a place of organization.

We scouted this unique vintage, mid century dresser, for our clients. They were thrilled to receive this antique piece

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When shopping for home decor, we typically spend a few days window shopping which is so fun! Treasure hunting for these vintage pieces is always the highlight of any design project!

Don’t just head to the closest Ikea to furnish your home, get creative – check out flea markets and antique shops and go back to the future!

 

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High ceilings are a major plus in small spaces and devoting an entire wall to a floor-to-ceiling wall system is a good solution.

A wall system uses empty vertical space to provide exceptional storage. Vertical storage can house and display everything from books and glassware, to a media centre.

Wall systems limit clutter, draw the eyes upward, and give the impression of a larger room.

Having interchangeable shelves accommodates items of different heights. The storage units with doors provide room for items that need to be hidden to give a sleek, organized look.

We are glad our clients welcomed the suggestion to install a wall system instead of opting for different pieces of varying heights and shapes. This helped to achieve the clean and uncluttered look we were after.

Use valuable space to your advantage by choosing to live organized in a small space. And don’t forget to look up!

 

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