Special Series on Designing for Disaster | 4 | Designer Joseph Berkowitz on Making What You Have Work Better for You

This is Convo By Design with a special series of  episodes focused on the COVID-19 pandemic from a different perspective. You already know about washing your hands and staying at home. But, staying at home has created a whole new set of unforeseen issues. Our homes were not created to serve as home, office, school, restaurant, daycare all at once. This series of episodes is designed to address the fact that most if not all of us are home weathering out this pandemic. Our homes were not designed for this and make weathering this a little bit easier.

This conversation with designer and founder of JAB Design Group, Joe Berkowitz. Joe is all about using what you have both creatively and smartly to make your space live bigger, live easier and inspire you. Once you know what you have, remove and add to find your place, and find inspiration. We could all use a little more of that right now.  Joe also shares advice for making your spaces more functional, right now.

Thank you, Joe, for your time and talent. For more about Joe and JAB Design Studio, go to J A B Interiors dot com. Thank you, Walker Zanger, for your partnership and support of Convo By Design. And thank you for listening, were it not for you, there would be no Convo By Design. We will get through this, together. And until we do, I will keep bringing you the ideas from incredibly talented creatives to make this a little bit better. If you have a question, ideas for a segment or you are a designer that wants to help, please email me at ConvoByDesign@Outlook.com. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Use What You Have and Make t Work For You:

  • Spaces Get Stale – Look for ways to rearrange
  • Don’t Throw it ALL Out – The art is in the edit, remove what needs to go
  • Disassemble/ Reevaluate  – Take a fresh look at it, what do you want? 
  • 20% Rule -Take Away 20% of the Accessories
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Space – Embrace it
  • Visual Vocabulary – Find what works for you, now. It can change back later
  • One Word – Functional