This year, JennAir presented Modern Luxury: The Event Series – a three-part virtual event series focusing on thought-provoking design topics to elevate the conversation on progress within the design community by sparking meaningful dialogue about the evolution of modern luxury, design trends, and what will shape the industry over the next year and beyond.
After a successful first event, a second virtual installment of the series presented by JennAir is being hosted on December 1, 2021! This edition will cover the topic of Living Small - discovering how small spaces can offer big opportunities for a unique design.
Register now to join the discussion on the increasing need to turn small spaces into functional and beautiful living areas. Let our panel of experts, Les Ensembliers (Richard Ouellette and Maxime Vandal) Montana Labelle and Nam Dang-Mitchell lead you to make the most out of tight quarters, turn compact kitchens into dream cookeries, and approach client challenges with unique and tailored design solutions.
How to live big in a small space
photo credit: Colin Way Photography
With the population of big cities growing exponentially, a new trend of living in tiny homes and apartments has emerged. Living in a smaller space comes with many advantages, such as saving on rent, eliminating unnecessary items, and easily and efficiently keeping the home clean. Of course, it also comes with some disadvantages, especially when it comes to finding enough storage and space.
The most important aspect to think about when living small is to be savvy with storage and owning essential items only. Living in a tiny space forces you to get rid of what you don’t need. If you haven’t used an item in the past six months, then give it away. Can you replace an item with something smaller? Do it. Have you recently bought something new? Throw an old item out or donate it.
Once you’ve determined what to keep, the next step is to maximize your storage by organizing items strategically to optimize each square foot. Think vertically, using every inch from floor to ceiling. Install tall bookcases, opt for tall dressers, use hanging baskets to corral items and ceiling hooks to help get things off the ground as much as possible. Store the rest under the bed or in decorative baskets.
These are just a few suggestions on how to live big in a small space. For more, join the panel of expert designers to learn about more small space solutions at Modern Luxury: The Event Series on December 1 at 3pm ET.
About the Panel
photo credit: Richard Ouellette and Maxime Vandal
With over 50 years of experience combined, Richard Ouellette and Maxime Vandal are masters of every aspect of design. From fashion, interior and graphic design to architecture, construction and historical renovations, their extensive careers make them internationally recognized and respected figures.
photo credit: Montana Labelle
As President of her Design and Lifestyle companies, Montana services an impressive list of clientele across North America to create livable, timeless spaces. Her style is constantly evolving and setting new industry benchmarks.
photo credit: Nam Dang-Mitchell
As the owner of Nam Dang-Mitchell’s Designs Inc., her spaces strike a delicate balance between classic and edgy, merging styles and eras seamlessly into chic and livable spaces.