Natural light streams into this small bathroom via a high window helping to visually expand the space along with a large vanity mirror. The crisp white vanity is capped in quartz and offers plenty of hidden storage.
Online lifestyle editor Briana and her boyfriend Buzz, a mobile developer, intended the bedroom in their Brooklyn loft to have an airy, calm, Palm Springs-inspired feeling. Yet the expansive wall behind their bed seemed impossible to fill and they knew small pieces would just make the space feel cluttered or jammed. By opting for one large piece of art hung directly above the bed, they found their sleeping area was instantly anchored. The key to using art successfully in small spaces is to opt for large, over-scaled pieces. Art pieces like this instantly add a graphic focal point and also offer a single source of color to inspire paint and accessories that personalize the space.
Utilize a small area in the bedroom or hallway as a workspace when a dedicated home office room isn't available. A simple white desk doesn't overwhelm a small space, and a floating shelf provides extra storage when floor space is scarce.
The studio's kitchen is partly concealed, allowing the living and dining areas to take centerstage. However, the small kitchen won't be upstaged. Glass-front cabinets, a bold backsplash and a colorful rug keep the space feeling fresh and lively.
The size and design of the original bath was utilitarian at best, with its cracking green tile and small bathroom sink. Since the homeowners wanted a sophisticated update, a complete overhaul was planned for the master bathroom.
This compact kitchen benefits from an open plan design that incorporates an eat-in bar. Rich wood barstools balance the glossy cabinets and white countertops for a fresh look. A sleek pendant light and recessed lighting keep the space feeling open and bright.
“Using black for interiors can be scary as it’s usually associated with being dark or depressing,” says designer Jodie Rosen. Her advice: “Using hits of black as an accent is a great way to elevate a space and emphasize elements of the design. In this case, we used black on the trim around the range to make the area a focal point and then repeated the black in the oversized fixtures, stools, and the metal detailing on the island.”