Small But Mighty
Small But Mighty
Applying unlimited imagination to a limited space.
How do you make a family’s new apartment feel bigger than their previous home, even though it’s actually smaller? You trust JAQUE.
- When a client moved from their large home into a smaller apartment in a premium district of Florida, they wanted the interior to feel spacious—but also warm, cozy and relaxing. Who could possibly pull off this feat of design alchemy? JAQUE, of course. JAQUE’s biggest move was to eliminate the apartment’s planned small terrace in favor of expanding the great room. This created more space for the family, as well as greater flexibility for entertaining.
- Within the great room, JAQUE then made several bold material and color choices. She used a light marble contrasted with a vertical grain wood. She installed a biofuel fireplace for ambience, with wool fabric wall panels for added warmth. And, in her signature JAQUE style, she created an audacious yet tasteful lighting element to round out the space. Eliminating the terrace even allowed JAQUE to create a second social space for her client, including a bar and seating to from which to enjoy the amazing skyline view. In the master suite, JAQUE covered the room with subtle textures of compelling scale and geometry. To create a sense of luxury, she employed soft textile panels, brass accents and a luxurious wood floor. And to give the space a crisp, clean look while also maintaining a romantic feel, she enclosed the closets and separated the dressing space with a mirrored column.
- For the children’s suite, JAQUE wanted to create a multi-functional space that would inspire both work and play. Playful lighting highlights stacked bunk beds and a small “house,” which also features internal illumination. In addition to inspiring childhood play, daydreaming and hanging out, JAQUE’s design also pleases the parents by creating the perfect space for kids to do their homework. As JAQUE’s design proves, even a relatively small apartment can feel mighty indeed.