The “tiny living” revolution is on the move and it is popping up through pocket size living across America. With a growing community of people awakening to and engaging in conversations about the environment, more and more people are looking to do their part by choosing to downsize the space they live in for a more simple and sustainable lifestyle. This has turned into a surge in demand for tiny houses and condo living — in some cases micro-condo living. While small homes are designed to minimize their impact on the environment, many assume this involves a compromise on style.
“Small doesn’t mean tasteless,”assures Sonia Lise Longchamp, Sklar’s Interior Design Director. “It can be very much luxurious.” What more interior designers are looking to prove to clients is more people would happily accept smaller spaces to live in if they are designed properly. Our award-winning design team are experts in creating a look that is uniquely you and know how to maximize your tiny space to showcase it to look its best.
“Designers are trained to think differently, knowing how to piece a room together,” says Sonia. And when there isn’t a big box solution to serve your compact needs, our designers have the options to work with our skilled team of subcontractors and custom build a piece for your special, tiny place.
While we don’t think tiny living is for everyone, there are lessons to be learned about minimizing one’s life and thinking about making more sustainable purchases. With a renaissance of interest in sustainability, Sklar Furnishings is proud to be a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC); working with other high end furnishing companies that are taking immediate steps to minimize their carbon footprint.
Fortunately, it’s becoming more easy, affordable and accessible to update our practices for a more positive environmental outcome. Which also includes not having to compromise on quality and style.