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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Small-Space Design Ideas to Steal

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Small-Space Design Ideas to Steal

June 15, 2018

Small spaces can feel spacious with a few clever design ideas. This week the Remodelista investigated visual tricks to “move” walls, discovered simple furniture silhouettes, and found corner sinks to fit a tiny bath. See their favorite five small-space design ideas to steal:

Dried Flowers

Along the exposed brick wall: imperfect and ad-hoc bundles of dried flowers at Davelle restaurant in NYC. Photograph by Arata Takabatake.
Above: Along the exposed brick wall: imperfect and ad-hoc bundles of dried flowers at Davelle restaurant in NYC. Photograph by Arata Takabatake.

“A magic thing about New York is the way that, every now and then, you stumble upon a little jewel box—a room, a restaurant—on a side street, behind an innocuous storefront, where you least expect it,” writes Annie. Inside she finds a fresh way to use dried flowers and nine other design ideas to steal from New York’s Newest, Tiniest Jewelbox Restaurant.

Simple Wood Furniture

Says Meredith: the Mysa Bed has a low profile and a midcentury-modern feel and is made of solid white oak with acacia and pine slats. It’s available in full, queen, and king, ranging in price from $780 to $980.
Above: Says Meredith: the Mysa Bed has a low profile and a midcentury-modern feel and is made of solid white oak with acacia and pine slats. It’s available in full, queen, and king, ranging in price from $780 to $980.

For flat-packed furniture that’s “clean-lined, some midcentury-inspired, and each piece takes less than 15 minutes to assemble at home,” see this week’s Furniture post.

Wainscoting

Wainscoting can add character and depth to a room and mimic the look of paneling (without the panels). See more at Urban Sanctuary: The Margot House in Barcelona.
Above: Wainscoting can add character and depth to a room and mimic the look of paneling (without the panels). See more at Urban Sanctuary: The Margot House in Barcelona.

See this week’s Remodeling 101 post for A Quick Guide to Chair Rails, Picture Rails, and Wainscoting.

Corner Sinks

The vintage-inspired Duravit 30 Handrinse Basin Corner is $334 at Supply.
Above: The vintage-inspired Duravit 1930 Handrinse Basin Corner is $334 at Supply.

“When remodeling an extra-small bathroom—say a guest bath or under-stairs powder room—sometimes all you have is a corner to work with,” writes Alexa. See a roundup of our favorite corner sinks in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.

Leather Trays

A Change Is Good Tray is handmade in Los Angeles of vegetable-tanned leather that’s molded, stitched, and branded by Billykirk for Ace Hotel; $35.
Above: A Change Is Good Tray is handmade in Los Angeles of vegetable-tanned leather that’s molded, stitched, and branded by Billykirk for Ace Hotel; $35.

Corral spare coins, keys, rubber bands, guitar picks, and other flotsam on a tray. Suddenly a mess is transformed into a vignette.

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