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Glen Peloso’s Urban Condo

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.

Small but Stunning Bedroom

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In the bedroom adjacent to the living room we used wallpaper to create a focal wall which acts as the head board. In this tight space, the addition of a thick head board wasn’t feasible to allow enough space to hold the machine shop box drawers which now act as a dresser. The light fixture has an industrial feel and the chrome dipped bulbs create a reflection to give the illusion of additional space.

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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1 Comment

  • 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