Make A Small Apartment Look Stylish (With A Little Help From the AD Design Show)By Delaina Dixon | June 21, 2017 | Lifestyle
Have a small apartment? We know how tough that can be — our studio is barely 300 sq. ft. That’s why we were so glad to attend the AD Design Show this past spring and discover companies that are creating thoughtful pieces to accommodate small living spaces – without compromising style.
Small space living can often mean being in one room for all your living needs. That means using smart design to make the place functional and give each working area its own feel. The biggest commodity in any small space is storage – there never seems to be enough of it. Contempo Space offers that needed space in the smallest of corners: drawers and shelving that go around, over and under the bed. TV consoles with side wardrobes. And color does not have to be sacrificed.
Of course, in a studio, the bed will be a prime focal point. So don’t you want the best? Hästens has been handcrafting beds since the 1800s. Unlike most beds, these beauties are filled with natural materials, including layers of horsehair (and no horse are hurt in the process). The beds stay hypoallergic and maintain their shape for decades. Hastens is an investment, but they swear it’s “the last bed” you’ll have to buy. They also offer gorgeous bedding – a must when your bed is on display.
A tiny space can have a big impact with a little help from its accessories. Nourison, a leading design manufacturer, has tapped into the Pantone Color of the Year 2017, Greenery, with its area rugs and Mina Victory pillows.
Have you ever been in a NYC studio bathroom? They are notoriously tiny! Ronbow has the petite vanity collection, Aravo by Ronbow, offering refined looks, small frames and maximum storage capabilities.
The vanity features several storage components including those hung at the vanity’s doors – so there’s extra space everywhere! Petite has an 18” x 14″ footprint, making it a perfect addition to any urban apartment or powder room in need of a storage solution. There’s also an innovative ceramic sink top featuring a geometric beveled shape, resulting in the water disappearing at the infinity of the sink. Petite comes in two color combinations: Glossy White with a Sandy Oak finish and a Glossy Empire Gray with a Smoked Walnut finish.
ECHO HOME shower curtains offer major pops of color that can brighten up even the darkest of bathrooms.
The kitchen is can be one of the most congested spaces in a small space. So why not slim things up a bit? The BlueStar 24″ Platinum Series Range is tiny in size, but mighty in its unsurpassed power and performance for discerning home chefs. It has 25,000 BTU PrimaNova™ open burners, four full burners and an innovative Interchangeable Griddle/Charbroiler and a true European Convection oven that fits an 18″ x 13″ baking sheet. And yes, you can get it in over 750 color combinations.
Happy small spacing!