Big Design Tips for Small Spaces

Big Design Tips for Small Spaces

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Example of interior design at Jordan Park in The Mariemont Lifestyle development

Imagine having the best of both worlds: modern design and conveniences in a National Landmark surrounded by an English garden city.


If that sounds like a dream, it’s now a dream come true with the opening of The Mariemont Lifestyle, a new condominium development adjacent to Mariemont’s Village Square consisting of 121 residential units.


To complete the four-phase development, Greiwe Development Group partnered with several local businesses such as Sibcy Cline Realtors, CR Architecture + Design and Greiwe Interiors. The three phases currently complete are called: Jordan Park (sold out), Emery Park (from $295k) and Nolen Park (from $460k).


Each residence has the convenience of one-level living, open floor plans, high ceilings and large windows to add classic elegance. The interiors include exclusive finishes and features such as granite countertops, furniture grade cabinetry, hardwood floors, quality plumbing fixtures and brand name appliances.



“Emery, Nolen and Jordan Park are a part of the vision and plan for Mariemont,” explains developer Rick Griewe. “The beautiful interiors allow style that you have in bigger homes to transpire into a smaller space.”


According to Griewe, they’re seeing a trend toward smaller more streamlined homes, but they have the sophisticated and customized finishes and features you’d find in larger homes. Here are a few design tips they offer to decorate your condominium or smaller home:

1) Choose stainless appliances
Stainless appliances give your kitchen an updated, sleek look and also contrast well with dark wood or white cabinets, depending on your preference.


2) Classic furniture on a smaller scale
Instead of a sectional or full-size couch, consider choosing a smaller loveseat with a similar design. The smaller furniture will not overwhelm your space, and leave you more room for living.


3) Dramatic lighting from day to night
Make sure to position your furniture to get the most daylight, as well as accent large windows. Natural light is one of the best ways to brighten your condo!


When daylight fades, add variety and interest to your condo easily with a unique chandelier or lampshade and take advantage of ceiling space that usually goes unnoticed.


4) Accent wall
Immediately draw eyes to an area you would like to highlight by choosing to paint one wall a bright color. This choice also allows flexibility if you decide to redecorate or to move in a different direction you can just change the color of your accent wall.


5) Expand the room with color
Painting your walls white is not the only way to make your condo appear more spacious. Choose a bold wall color and use bright furnishings and accessories to keep the room open and bright.


6) Upward expansion
Use vertical lines to help eyes travel from floor to ceiling—crown molding along the edges of the room and architectural molding above enhance the height of your space and the feeling of openness.


For more information about The Mariemont Lifestyle, or to schedule a walk-through, visit