Guest Picks: Stylish Furnishings for Small Spaces

I design a good deal of little spaces in the Boston area, where square footage is equally precious and prohibitively costly. I enjoy the challenge of creating the most out of each square foot. This is a collection of items for smaller houses that I have either used or am considering using for current projects. — Stephanie from SabbeSpot


Foundry Console Table – $299

In most houses apartments, if there is a sort of entryway, it is extremely, very narrow. I love this console by CB2. At 10 inches deep, it might operate in a 3-foot broad entryway with no overcrowding the distance.

Hidden Vision TV Mounts

Switch Around TV Wall Mount – $598

I go back and forth on whether I wish to see a TV or even think that it’s overwhelming in a tiny home. I think this could be a great solution. It flips about to a picture frame you can fill with artwork.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Reese Sleeper

If you live in the city and entertain overnight guests in any way, I feel a couch bed is a given. It’s so much nicer than having someone sleeping with the air mattress. Plus, the majority of individuals will fold it up when they awaken, as opposed to an air mattress, which remains inflated in your living area all weekend — my personal pet peeve.

Modern Sleeper Sofas – $1,799.95

I have utilized this couch in a couple of projects this year and appreciate it. It stays super comfortably to get a sleeper.


Carlton Sleeper Ottoman Nailhead Detail Detail, Shiny Brass/Honey

This Duralee ottoman becomes a twin bed. Fantastic idea!

Ikea UK

Best̴ TV Storage Combination РGBP 120

This media games from Ikea is this a great piece for a little flat because it supplies a fantastic amount of concealed storage for the total amount of space it takes up. It is also really easy to jazz up with fine hardware or a stone or wood top.


Lack Wall Shelf, Birch Impact – $14.99

I feel these floating shelves are a great pairing with an entertainment device. You receive the built-in media center look for a fraction of the purchase price.

Silverado Rectangular Dining Table – $349

For very tiny apartments, I encourage clients to go with glass-top dining tables (if the maintenance makes sense). They’re not the easiest to keep clean, but they’re the least visually cumbersome option. Besides, you can show off a mixed choice of seating, which is one of my favourite dining room layout solutions.


Strut Sheesham 70″ Work Table – $699

Selecting a desk that has recessed legs (not on the four corners) lets you slip furniture fully underneath when not being used, allowing more space for adjacent spaces.


Varanasi Stool – $249

This stool could be great underneath a glass dining table. It has a small footprint along with a pleasure graphic pop.

Cost Plus World Market

Parker Upholstered Dining Bench – $279.99

Benches are great for slipping under dining tables but can occasionally be heavy to move. I enjoy this little man by World Market due to its miniature casters and tiny price.

Allen Stool – $129

I have utilized these stools in a couple of projects. They’re great because you can use them at counter height, or you could spin them down to operate at table height if you’ve got a huge dinner party and need more chairs.

Peekaboo Clear Console – $379

This little acrylic table will look great in an entry foyer with just a little stool underneath, and it could also function as a laptop station.


Micke Desk, White – $49

I think this little desk from Ikea is great. It’s clean lines and a cable grommet, which makes cord management so a lot cleaner.

The Container Store

White Roll-Out Desk – $299

I just used this desk at a project where the owner only had space for a desk near her bed, and she had a desktop pc. It’s compact but can be enlarged to supply a great quantity of workspace.

Colors of Light

Definitively Modern Swing-Arm Wall Lamp – $199

On the same project, I used two of those sconces over the bed since there was no space for bedside lamps or tables.

Pottery Barn

Flexible Arc Sconce – $149

I use swing arm sconces fairly often in town apartments. Even if there is space for bedside tables, then using the light on the wall allows for more usable space on the dining table. In addition, I try using paper or fabric shades, something that allows the light fill the space and not just create a spotlight within the bed corner — if this is reasonable.


Kohler Single-Door 20-Inch Aluminum Cabinet With Vintage Mirrored Door

Kind of like a couch bed being a given from the living space, I feel a medicine cabinet is a given from the toilet to get small city apartments. When space is limited, why would you not use one?

Modern Bathroom Sinks – $350

I’ve used this sink on top of a custom enclosed base. It takes up the same amount of space as a pedestal sink, however, includes a cleaner appearance and permits for storage beneath.


Saile One-Piece Compact Elongated Dual-Flush Toilet – $926.70

Compact toilets are a must. I love this version from Kohler with clean lines and double flush functions.

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