TODAY’S FLEX SPACE DEFINED – FIRST THE ORIGINS
The term “flex space” was initially a description for industrial warehouse space that could be “flexed” into areas like office space, photography studio, home “loft” atmosphere, or however else you choose to configure it. Flex space took on a new meaning when the real estate world started applying the term to residential property. ‘Round the homestead, flex space also refers to a True Fashionista space that’s flexible in form and function. With often little flex space to spare, adaptability is the name of the game, and that has pretty much been the headspace for these pandemic times.
Who doesn’t love a nice table? Its functionality as a place to put stuff is overshadowed only by the availability of unique designs and key placement possibilities to match and complement your décor. Think beyond the kitchen; lately, True Fashionista tables have it with designers stepping up to provide sometimes whimsical, always functional style to suit the needs of the most discerning interior designer. You’ll never place your keys and phone in quite the same manner again!
Its been discussed in various circles lately about the growing trend of the kitchen island becoming the new True Fashionista kitchen table. As our lives get busier, we tend to do our gathering round the island, conveniently located nearby the food prep. An island provides that in-out-and-on-your-way stopping point, its high counter placement and stools encouraging the mentality of a quick bite before racing out the door to start your day.
So you’ve decided to take the plunge and dedicate one wall of your living space as a True Fashionista accent wall. Congratulations! The accent wall can be a leap of faith, as it takes a little bit of foresight to choose the best color then dress it up just right because it’s a fact: once it’s painted, said wall will then become the room’s focal point.
New home construction and remodels quite often incorporate a breakfast nook into the plan these days, aided no doubt by designers who have noticed that lately people tend to prefer a booth to a table and chairs when dining out. Designer Laurel Harrison insists that the booth experience is happening around the country as designers channel their childhood memories into cozy spaces.