Located just two hours east of Manhattan, Shelter Island has long served as a home away from home for designers John and Christine Gachot. "John's been visiting the island with his family since childhood."
When you're living in cramped quarters, let key pieces work overtime.
In the master bedroom of architect and designer Dmitry Velikovsky's home in Moscow, the master bedroom is anchored by an ornate piece atop the headboard that was originally the back of a 19th-century Burmese monk's chair.
Don't miss the Chromcraft sofa, the 1930s French figural bird lamp, the Arne Vodder teak coffee table, the C. Jere brass floor lamp, the Dux lounge chair and the mid-century modernist chandelier.
OK, so your desk isn't exactly promoting productivity. Likely story. These tricks and tips will transform your grimy desk into one that's joyfully inviting.
With a few key and to-die-for styling tricks, Whitney Leigh Morris has transformed her tiny (362 square feet, to be exact) canal cottage into a cozy jewel box. Morris captures our hearts with her creative spirit and smart tips for going bold and beautiful.
Maximize the visual dimensions of a room with a basic decor scheme and a subtle use of color. A striped rug instantly elongates the appearance of the narrow space!
Can't quite upgrade your space? Create the illusion of a larger room by opting for a gallery wall of mirrors or simply securing them onto the walls and doors.
For those who will be updating, decorating or redecorating this season, you can tap any of the trends presented here regardless of budget or space.
Featuring a wicker rim and a resin base in a Portuguese tile pattern, the Caned Tile Print tray by Oscar de la Renta Home channels the casually urbane entertaining style the late couturier practiced at his Dominican Republic home.
Don't miss the antique Northwood water pitcher, the 1960s submarine model, the shagreen tea caddy, the 1930s Uriano mantel clock, the ancient Greek incense burner, the 1970s brutalist bookends and the Fenton punch bowl with base.
Matt Sanders' colorful and unique design style has led to the likes of Jessica Alba and Chiara Ferragni hiring him to upgrade their own spots. And Frank Muytjens is always snapping photos of his weekend cottage that mixes and matches aesthetics perfectly for a cozy and masculine look.
Whether you decide to join the mainstream or keep living as a rebel is up to you -- we're just providing the facts.
The key to living large in a small space is getting the most from every piece you own: rather than simply taking full-sized furnishings and shrinking them to "apartment size." Try some of these fun finds that serve double duty, or that take advantage of space you might not have even realized you had.
Find what works for you. The powder room is the perfect spot for vibrant shades and daring pattern combinations. A lively hue is all you need to overshadow a lack of space!
Misplaced keys, "forgotten" bills, and a pile of mail you meant to get to. Sound familiar? We've got just what you need to keep your entryway in chec...