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Design Tip Tuesday: Part 2! Designing Small Spaces

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

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Designing in Small Spaces

I live in a very old brownstone building in Uptown, MN, which used to be a hotel. This means TONS of charm inside!

My first thought when I moved into my studio space in Uptown Minneapolis was "Where do I put my bed??" When you walk in the front door, you basically see the entire apt. Beautiful french doors on the left bring you into the bedroom and kitchen space, which I separated with a book self. On the right is the hallway leading to the 60's/70's looking bathroom and a GIANT walk in closet.

In entirety, I have about 470 sq feet to work with. I knew what vibe I wanted my place to have: a combo of boho and modern with a touch of farmhouse and industrial thrown in! I love the minimalist look too.

Because my space is so small, I knew the key would be to not overcrowd it. A few pieces can add up really quickly and make things look extremely cluttered.

I chose to create 4 separate design spaces within the studio. The couch/living space being 1, the greenery corner/bar cart being 2, the bed/bookshelf 3, and lastly the kitchen 4. Each space has individual pieces I chose carefully, and tying in my design style in all of them.


Tip 1:

Don't hang artwork on every single wall in your small space. Pick a couple pieces you can't live without, and carefully choose where to hang. Leave some walls empty, as overcrowding your walls can make a small space look extra cluttered and your eye doesn't know where to look first!



Tip 2:

Greenery is a great way to fill your space and keep things natural! Plants bring your space to live and fill in gaps that need filling.

Thanks for reading along!

-Cat Booth


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Jeanna Letzring, Owner/Interior Designer



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