"Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind; large ones weaken it.” —Leonardo da Vinci
The Best Nest
Z Gallerie’s Astair nesting tables ($199.95), available in gold or silver leaf, offer expandable table space in a compact, glitzy package.
Z Gallerie, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, 800-908-6748
Tricks and Treats
Learn how former Oprah interior style producer Janet Lee has made a big name for herself by glamorizing tiny canvases in Living in a Nutshell: Posh and Portable Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces (HarperCollins Publishers).
Barnes & Noble, 800-843-2665
Use oversized mirrors, such as this coastal-inspired Pearl of the Sea stunner ($2,800) by Stephanie Ferguson Designs, to create the illusion of space.
Stephanie Ferguson Designs, Stuart, 772-288-2405
On Higher Ground
Interior designer Joseph Pubillones recommends three points to keep in mind when working with small spaces:
- You can always use more shelf space.
- Adjustable shelves are the best to accommodate books and accessories of different heights.
- A bold color such as black or white for bookcases makes for a dramatic statement.
Joseph Pubillones Interiors, Palm Beach, 561-655-1717
Divide and Conquer
Define your petite space with cool elegance. Baker’s Paris Snowflake Screen ($22,848), from the Tony Duquette collection, features a modern interpretation of eighteenth century Chinese snowflake patterns.
Harbour Bay Furniture Co., Stuart, 772-286-5639