NYC Design Studio Challenge

Just 402 SF, but it’s NYC.  Small spaces are exciting to me.  They offer a rare opportunity to get super creative, resourceful, and find ways in which to use single pieces for multiple purposes.

Here is Option No. 1 – $2805.38

Top Left:  CB2 . Flat Iron Apartment Sofa 60″ $799.  Bottom Left:  Ballard Design Color Block Linen Pillows $39.  Right:  Zara Golden Sphere Side Table $199.

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CB2 . Astoria Wardrobe $899.

In small spaces it helps to have a calming palette, but not everyone wants a space without a pop of color.  If you go neutral with big pieces you have more flexibility to make inexpensive changes by changing out pillows, accessories, and inexpensive art.

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CB2 . Peekaboo Coffee Table.  $279.

The use of acrylic in small spaces is brilliant as it allows you to see through the room, creating the illusion of grandeur.


Left:  Queen Headboard from The Inside in linen.  $499.  Right Top:  Zara Linen Curtain $49.50

I would propose hanging the curtain by a ceiling mounted rod, and hanging a piece of artwork on the dining room side of the curtain – also from the ceiling.  This gives great separation of space.  Etsy has wonderful artwork at very reasonable prices.  It’s a go to resource.

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Zara . Floral Print Pillow Covers . Inserts separate . $17.90

Throw these on a bed with white cotton sheets and you have a happy pop of color.

Left:  Target Sconce Light $37.99 .  Right:  Urban Outfitters Pink Velvet Dining Chair $99.

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PB Apartment . Mission Modular $249.

Option 2 – $6343.98

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Happi Nest by Verellen to the Trade.

Dealers can be found by visiting Verellen.  These are wonderful pieces and should be considered heirloom – you will have them for life if you take care of them.  I recommend use of either the chairs or the sofa, which is apartment style available in 70″.

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Etsy . Midcenturysacremento . Console $1098.98

Storage is key to a happy life in small spaces.  In cabinets, under the beds, stashed under sofa’s – use it.

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The Inside . Cocktail Chair in Emerald Climbing Back. $649.

The Inside is a wonderful site.  Very reasonable prices, hip design, and design collaborations, all made in the USA and ships direct to your home – no middle man.  Think 2 – 3 weeks.  Hello!

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The Inside . Hex Ottoman. $349.

I would recommend getting two of these hex ottomans.  They work well as a coffee table or side tables.

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Urban Outfitters . Marie Woven Windsor Platform Bed. $898.

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