In this Cape Cod-style home, a wraparound porch provides a sweeping view of Little Harbor. The large archways both create a breezy transition from one side to the next and add an elegant touch to the home's exterior.
A large kitchen island with a white countertop provides ample work space as well as an eat-in area with black leather barstools. Stainless steel appliances are framed by woodgrain cabinetry matching the hardwood floor. A lowered ceiling panel with recessed lighting helps define the room in the open floor plan.
While small furniture leaves more room for walking around in a small space, miniscule couches and chairs are rarely comfortable. So rather than place two pokey little loveseats in this 7x12-foot sitting room, designer Amie Weitzman built large seating banquettes into the blue-tweed-upholstered walls."This room is part of a guest suite," explains Weitzman, "So comfort was really the top priority." The sofas are deep enough to sink into and large enough to flop onto, "and building them right into the wall," Weitzman says, "buys you a few extra inches of floor space."
Even if you are using freestanding pieces in a small room, you can go with substantial furniture. "The one thing to make sure of," says Weiztman, "is that if you need to, you can walk around the furniture comfortably."
This tiny bathroom feels significantly larger thanks to the expanded viewpoint offered up by the wall-to-wall mirror. Mirroring an entire wall will amplify any space—hang one on a wall adjacent to a window and the reflection will open things up even more.
Fresh and so cheerful, this foyer uses a white Parsons table and painted wood walls as the blank canvas for a photograph's bright sky and pops of yellow. Underneath the table, large baskets double as works of art and helpful clutter catchers.
Double vanities span the wall in this large master bath. The bathroom is classically white, with pops of color added through tasteful accessories and artwork. An organic-looking pouf provides a place to sit at the vanity-height countertop.