Interior design for small spaces

Photo Courtesy of Architecture Digest and AAmp Studio Hollywood.

Today, I’m sharing my best interior design tips to help you make the most of small spaces. Whether that’s a tiny powder room, a studio apartment, or the increasingly popular ADU (accessory dwelling unit), popping up in backyards across California.

Photo Courtesy of Architectural Digest. Photo by Muk van Lil.

Small space decorating seems to stump a lot of homeowners. After over a decade in the industry, I’ve come to realize this is largely due to a common misconception. Most people believe the smaller a space is, the more neutral the color palette should be. Conventional wisdom tells us that light and airy opens up a small space, so homeowners are hesitant to make any design decisions, for fear a small room will be quickly overwhelmed.

Photo Courtesy of Architectural Digest. Photo by Malcolm Menzies.

But I think the opposite is true. When designing a small space, you actually have freedom to go bigger and bolder with your design choices. Bold wallpapers, luxe finishes, and statement fixtures. The trick is thoughtfully relying on basic design principles to achieve the right balance in your small space design.

Photo Courtesy of Architectural Digest. Photo by Yoshihrio Makino.

So what do I recommend for designing your small room or ADU?

On today’s blog, we cover everything from finding the right inspiration to maximizing the connection to the outdoors.

If you’re looking to decorate your own small space or backyard apartment, head over to the blog to read the full text.

Considering taking advantage of CA’s relaxed ADU rules but not sure where to start? Set up a design consultation to see how we can help with your project.

Until next time,




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