Interior designer Jim Miller shows how to live in style in less space | Siouxland Houses
By Patricia Sheridan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITTSBURGH – Jim Miller, former part-owner of Toadflax and Boxwood stores, has moved to sophisticated neighborhoods in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
“I wanted something more manageable, and that’s fine with me at this point in my life,” he said.
Her one-bedroom apartment gives her access to several restaurants within walking distance. If he wants, he can dine al fresco in his backyard after the landscaping is complete, adding an additional 400-500 square feet of living space when the weather permits.
“I love being here and I am just delighted with the way the apartment has gone,” he said.
The space is expertly organized and meticulously edited by Miller, who still works with clients as an interior designer.
“I love what I do, but I miss retail,” he admitted. Adding: “I miss people.”
Some would find it a challenge to let go of things gained from more than four decades in the field of design. Miller said he only kept the things he really liked when he downsized.
“In fact, it wasn’t really a challenge because I wanted to do it,” he insisted.
This charming space doesn’t seem small even though it’s filled with treasures, trinkets, and furniture. He arrived with at least 40 boxes, although most of them were full of books.