Before & After: Small Spaces
What do you do when you have only a very small amount of room, but you need to make that space really work for you? Call Kimball Starr Interior Design!
In this small Pacific Heights dining room, you can see that it looked a bit like an afterthought, tacked onto another bigger space. The wall color was fighting with the floor color, and it didn’t seem like a place you’d want to entertain. We saw the potential in this room and made a few adjustments that make all the difference.
Changing the walls to a warmer color, using dark contrasting wood furniture and a bright, fun rug bring this small space together. The decorative wall art is reflective, helping to bounce light around the room and make it feel bigger. The bench conserves space and makes it easier to move through the area, while the red chairs match the rug for an additional pop of color.
Also, the clever dining table rotates 90 degrees, and the ends flip out to provide additional seating for 2 more guests.
Even smaller is this tiny closet in a tight bedroom in the same home. They needed the storage but it just didn’t look attractive.
We stepped in and designed a more accessible closet by removing the bi-fold doors and replaced them with a sensuous fabric that conceals the contents and makes it easier to move past in close quarters. Now it’s a lovely addition to the room and is both pretty and more functional.
Repeating the color scheme and reflective quality in the accent pillows on the bed creates a nice rhythm. The closet had been dark and difficult to find anything inside without any internal lighting. Kimball resolved this by running a set of lights from a nearby electrical outlet. Now they can both access their storage and see what’s inside!
If you want to take your home from sad to fab, call Kimball Starr for guidance. You’ll be glad you did!
Kimball Starr Interior Design is an award-winning San Francisco interior design firm providing home design throughout the SF Bay Area.