The first post we wrote about the work of interior designer Gila Salvador of Madhouse Design Studio, was about a renovation she did of a small space, a 22 sqm condo to fit a family of 5.
This second one is about another renovation of a 29 sqm condo, again for a family of 5. It is not only space that was the challenge but also the dated look of the condo because it is in a 25-year old building.
Ways to Maximize Small Spaces
What I admire about Gila is that she makes something seemingly impossible possible. You can see from both projects that she really listens very closely to what the homeowners have to say. Here are the main elements that make her projects successful:
- She uses both vertical and horizontal spaces in her design.
- Clutter makes any space look smaller so she provides as much storage as she can so that the family members have somewhere to put their belongings.
- She provides fitted furniture which may be multifunctional, like a bed-cum-couch.
- Wall, furniture and upholstery colors are neutrals and blend well together.
Gila is the CEO and Creative Director for Madhouse Design Studio, an interior design, graphic design and construction company based in Metro Manila. If you follow her FB page, you will see that Gila’s unique abilities to cater to this market has been keeping her so busy.
For more tips, read these blog posts about small spaces:
Design Ideas for Small Spaces
Tips on How to Use Paint to Make Your Condo Look Bigger
Small, Space-Saving and Sustainable Structures