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Guest Picks: Big Ideas for Small Spaces

I am currently working on a few jobs here in Boston where great use of distance is the number-one design goal. This ideabook contains a variety of different goods, starting at around $10, that I think would help optimize any living space. — Stephanie Sabbe of Sabbespot


Eva Solo Knife Magnets – $95

These modern, magnetic pucks are great. When you’re limited on counter space, you could set the knife onto the magnet as shown instead of setting it down on a cluttered work surface.

Stephanie Sabbe

Ultraslim Piana Chair by David Chipperfield

These modern poly seats are so flat they would fit under a couch. Then just pull out for a dinner!


Railing/Balcony Planter Product Detail – $28

These are great on a super little city patio. They are available in all kinds of fun colours.

Giravolta Dining Table

I love that this might be a console table six days a week, but opens into a table to seat six to get a Friday night dinner party.

Atoll 000 Murphy Bed

This line of Murphy beds is fantastic for city dwellers with limited square footage. In addition, I love them due to their clean modern lines. They mix well with IKEA furniture.

Stephanie Sabbe

Cantilever Tables

I adore this modern twist on nesting tables. So many positioning options!

Faucet Direct

Toto Aquia Wall-Hung Toilet – $588

When houses are small, bathrooms are typically incredibly little. I adore the notion of reclaiming floor space with this super compact, wall hung bathroom.

24″ Deep Refrigerator

I adore this 24″ deep fridge! Fantastic for the tiny apartment or project that does not have the funds to get a millwork surround.

Stove Top Cutting Boards, Pre-patterned – $129.95

It may be promoted for use on house boats and RVs, however I think stove top cutting boards are a great use of space in a small apartment kitchen. More counter space!

Citadel White Apron-Front Lavatory Sink – $126.99

This tiny apron sink is ideal for the bathroom that may not have space to have a full-depth countertops. It’s the size of a pedestal sink, but minus the pedestal and insert the make-up countertops.

Chunky Reclaimed Wood Under Bed Storage – EUR 195

These reclaimed, wooden, under-bed storage containers are great. Who wants a bed skirt whenever you have something that beautiful holding your crap?


Willow Queen Sleeper – $1,999

This is my beloved slipcovered sleeper sofa on the market. It turns out into a bed — ideal for houses with no spare guest room.

Contemporary Armchairs And Accent Chairs – $150

Shh, it is a knock off. Apart from being a beautiful seat, these are great space savers because they nest!

Home Office

This would be perfect for somebody who works from home in a tiny flat. It folds up to keep off the desk, giving you the option to actually step away from the office and use the space for other things.


Bruno Scissor Arm Wall Light – $159

Sconces utilized as bedside lighting is a great space saver and a lot more functional than the usual lamp. This scissor arm sconce is among my favorites.


EDITION 300 Keuco Bathroom Cabinet

The older medicine cabinet gets a slender new look! I love how this layout even provides a his and her side.


Dakota 71″ Bench – $699

Benches result in great compact seating around a dining table, especially when they fit fully underneath.

Brighton White Linen Storage Ottoman – $230.11

Storage ottomans are my number one go-to for smaller spaces short on storage. I used this one on a project last year — great style for the price.

Cabinet Door Lid Rack – $16.98

It’s the small things that produce the big difference! We bought a lid organizer this past year and it has truly changed my life. When you have zero storage space, it is wonderful to have the ability to put to use as much vertical space as you can.


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