October 9, 2014
Too often we fall into the “fit all in” trap when designing a small flat – everything crammed, done and dusted ! But many times the result end up looking crowded and messy. A strong focus on practical solutions is indeed a must but injecting a healthy dose of creativity and style is also important. After all, you want to live in a home and not just a box where you work, eat and sleep.
Here are a few tricks to add space, light and style to a small but perfectly formed mini flat:
My last trick is this: Try to include one standout designer piece. Interior Design is like fashion. You can get dressed in H&M, and then you put on a pair of Louboutin shoes, and it will elevate the quality of the whole outfit. You can do the same with an apartment!
If you want to know more about small space design, sign up for the “Small Space Design” 1-day course on 11 October or 1 December at Insight school of Interior Design in Hong Kong. Find out more here!
Founder of the recently launched Insight school of Interior Design in Hong Kong, Eve Mercier is a French-born interior designer with more than 15 years of experience. After gaining experience working in auction houses in Paris and London (Christie’s) and freelancing as an art journalist for The Art Newspaper in France, Eve built on her creative skill set with a move into the soft furnishing sector of the fashion industry in Hong Kong and London (Shanghai Tang).
In 2007, Eve joined the renowned firm Candy & Candy as an Interior Designer in London in charge of both Commercial and Residential Projects. She then went on to set up her own practice, Eve Mercier
Interiors, focusing on high end residential and commercial projects before moving back to Hong Kong two years ago.