Over the last few years the idea of a small space is getting progressively smaller. There was a time when moving into an eight-hundred square foot urban condo seemed like moving into a large closet; however, now a six-hundred square foot condo is not uncommon to find. It also seems the perception of working with a designer on such a small space is like hiring a wedding planner to go to city hall with two friends. Nothing could be further from the truth. Making a life work in a small space means that you cannot take one square foot for granted. Proper space planning is paramount to making the space functional.

Industrial Dining Room

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There was something about this space that warranted an industrial feel. The space was going to be divided into three areas; the living and dining room would be shared and the bedroom would make up the last third. The dining table was originally a work table in a factory. The dining chairs were salvaged from a school where the metal stacking chairs were replaced with something more modern and less heavy for the school staff to carry around. The open legs and backs of the chairs in combination with the light metal legs of the table helped keep this small space open.

Text by Glen Peloso, Photography by Larry Arnal, As Seen In Canadian Home Trends Summer 2013

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Canadian Home Trends' National Design Editor, Glen Peloso forged into the world of design 20 years ago after completing his Masters degree in Fine Art. As Principal of Grafus Design Co., he has worked in residential, hospitality and commercial spaces for clients in several countries and has successfully designed over 300 projects in that time. TV Celebrity Designer and Canadian Home Trends National Design Contributor, Glen is also recognized as a design expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and from his past work as a host/designer of the internationally popular television shows Foodnetwork/HGTV`s Restaurant Makeover, and W networks ‘Take this House and Sell it’, and “Slice Network” show, Renovate my Wardrobe.

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  • hi glenn
    you had a show on the marilyn dennis showing small silver cocktail tables that looked quite lite was wondering where i could purchase them from thankyou
    vivian gerard