A Study in Multi-Use Space

A Study in Multi-Use Space

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Regina Yunghans
Apr 20, 2011

This is a condo interior in Florida designed by Vicente Wolf. It has very little in common with the small apartments I have called home, yet it has some lessons for small space living that stand out even at a glance:

In this single space, we see a dining area, living area and a kitchen beyond. Each is broken into its own distinct "room" quite successfully. How is this done?

  • Distinction The dining area is set apart by the banquette. It's a low partition, but it creates a room within a room. Also, that soffit divides space without a single partition.
  • Cohesion Even though the elements of the room are separate, they are also cohesive through the choice of materials and color. This allows for separate areas without making the space feel too chopped up and scattered. Keeps it feeling bigger, too.
  • Flexibility The television, while way too big for anyplace I've ever called home, is on a movable easel that allows for it to be used in a few different configurations. Also, see that slip-covered chair at the table? It could easily be pulled into the living "room" for extra seating, too.

See more of this inspiring space at House Beautiful.

Image: House Beautiful

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