A Redesigned Small Home Becomes a Significant Sanctuary

Jun 01, 2017

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The use of space, no matter how much or little square footage a house has, can make a significant difference in how large or small a home feels upon entering it. The young, but quickly becoming well established in the design world, interior design firm Studio McGee worked with the owners who was a good friend from college and renovated their small 1930s home into a large welcoming sanctuary.

The use of neutrals, especially white in the kitchen and throughout the gathering spacing within the home, opens up each room, as well as the open shelves in the kitchen (did you notice the Rae Dunn ceramic “salt” and “pepper” dishes on the shelves? Be sure to tune into the podcast in the coming weeks as she will be a guest!). The entire kitchen layout speaks my language: from the Smeg refrigerator, streamlined dishwasher, marble countertops and gas stove, just add a French wooden butcher block in the middle, and I would be in heaven. Enjoy the tour below and be sure to check out the interview with the designer as she walks through the process regarding her approach to each room here.


~View more Decor Inspiration and home tours here.


All images via Domino

3 thoughts on “A Redesigned Small Home Becomes a Significant Sanctuary

  1. What a lovely home! And that front door just pulls us right in and sets the mood from the start. Always enjoy when a young designer set’s a pace that is both comfortable and refreshing. Teaches us old chicks that creativity is not a competition. I’m blessed to have a “much” younger partner….she brings so much balance to our firm everyday. On todays blog she pairs fashion and our homes with such flair!-Laurel Bledsoe

  2. Did you see the small spaces issue of House Beautiful out this month? Don’t remember if that is in your stack of preferred periodicals or not. Plus, Southern Living had a great 800 square foot cottage with some amazing porches in this month issue. So excited to see design advice that doesn’t involve buying a 5,000 square foot house.

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