Designer Tricks for Small Spaces

Create mini spaces with mega style! We share our top design secrets for how to get the most out of your square footage.

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Compact nautical galley kitchen
Photographer Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Sea-Inspired Space

Boats are the ideal design inspiration for tight quarters. This kitchen has a galley-like feel with easy-to-reach dishes on open shelves and stacked appliances for a space-savvy solution. To enhance the nautical style, use stainless steel hardware inspired by boat cleats.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.