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Display Name: jane interiors nyc
Member Since: 4/25/14

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I actually like this idea for sticking the umbrellas in, more than the shoes...

DIY Project Idea: Simple Shoe Storage for the Entryway Emily Henderson
4/25/14 01:19 PM

I've tried every possible solution for something to sleep on since I moved to NYC, 20 years ago. First, the sofa beds weren't as comfortable as they are now, so I knew I didn't want that, so I tried a twin bed with 2 mattresses (instead of one mattress and a box springs) in the event that I had out of town guests. Quickly learned that maybe I don't want out of town guests in my under 300 square foot 2 room apt. Also, someone told me that if you buy a twin bed at age 40, you may never have sex again. And it was true. Also, a twin bed is too deep to be comfortable as a sofa and a double bed is even less comfortable as a sofa. Finally, ended up with a double murphy bed, which I love. Over the years, I've learned that my clients have certain fixed idea of comfort. For some it's a real bed, not a sofa bed or futon. For others, it's a sofa big enough to have guests sleep on on to lie down on to watch TV, etc. What I love about this particular apt. is that it is a joyful, personal reflection of the person who lives in the space, which in my mind determines whether a space works or not.

Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions from Christopher's Colorful and Modern Apartment
4/25/14 01:16 PM

I love that they didn't cram a table into the dining space, but used the shelf attached to the wall with 2 bar stools instead. Sometimes, my clients think that just because there is square footage that will fit a table, that a table will work. But, if part of the square footage is space that is needed to walk from one area to the next, there really isn't as much available space as you might think.

Small Space Lessons: Floorplan and Solutions from Amy & J.T.'s Favorite Things
4/25/14 12:55 PM

I agree with keeping clutter under control and being able to put things away, out of sight. Also, double duty pieces of furniture are key. An antique drop leaf table that can be pushed against a wall under some wall hung shelves can have one leaf lifted for a desk or function as a buffet during a potluck dinner or where you put your make up on (store the mirror and makeup in a closed decorative box or basket on the bookshelves, can be pulled out with both leaves up for a dinner party, etc. etc. Also, try not to ring the walls with furniture. I see this a lot and it makes the room feel smaller. Fewer double duty pieces with space for you eye to rest is the key to a comfortable, functional small space.

10 No-Fail Decor Tricks & Tips for Small Spaces
4/25/14 12:48 PM