Best Small Space

A lack of square footage cramping your style? These gorgeous rooms prove that less really can be more.

And the award goes to... Caitlin McCarthy, winner of the best small space category.

Caitlin McCarthy

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Sophisticated Galley Kitchen With Teal Runner

Despite its size, this small apartment boasts a sophisticated galley kitchen packed with top-of-the-line amenities. Glass-front doors keep the cabinetry from weighing down the space, while a teal runner points to the eclectic living room just beyond the fridge.

Galley Kitchen With Pendant Lights and Exposed Brick

This galley kitchen connects two ends of the apartment, and in doing so, remains flawlessly neutral and unadorned. A small patch of exposed brick adds character and texture to the small space.

Photo By: Jessie Webster

Narrow Dining Room With Mismatched Chairs

With not much room to spare, this effortlessly cool dining room comes complete with a small table and mismatched chairs.

Small White Bedroom Features Gold Mirror, Ornate Headboard

Breakfast in bed takes on a new meaning when the dining room is right around the corner from your bed. Thanks to a gold-framed mirror and an unadorned window, the tiny bedroom feels a bit larger and brighter.

White Bedroom With Gold Mirror, Ornate Headboard & Moroccan Rug

A Moroccan-inspired rug softens the black-and-white tiled floor, while an ornate brass headboard dresses up simple, white bedding.

Abby Hetherington

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Cottage Style in Loft Living Room

Decked out with graceful lines and decorative art pieces, this loft living room is casual, authentic and altogether feminine. While offset furniture orients guests towards each other, the painted entertainment center is still eye-catching.

Photo By: Abby Hetherington

Vintage Wicker Bar Cart

A vintage wicker bar cart adds a dash of cottage style beside a personal message written to the client from her grandmother –– a lovely memento-turned-masterpiece.

Photo By: Abby Hetherington

Whimsical Wall Mural in Neutral Eclectic Loft Hallway

This long entry hallway was dark and foreboding before a remodel. The solution was a large mirror, delightful wall mural and whimsical pendant light fixture that livened up and infused an eclectic vibe into the neutral entryway.

Eclectic Dining Room With High-Top Table

The small pass-through dining room features angled walls, built-in hutches and quirky wallpaper. A high top bistro table and eclectic barstools keep the space casual.

Small Kitchen With Retro Fridge

The vintage feel of this kitchen was preserved thanks in large part to the '50s style refrigerator, while Mediterranean tile lines the walls. Mercury-glass mirrors were added to the cabinet doors in order to brighten the tiny space.

Isla Schmidt

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Eclectic Powder Room With Striking Wallpaper

A jolt of color and pattern goes a long way in this small powder room, where crisp beadboard and a dainty vanity are offset by contemporary artwork and bold wallpaper.

Illuminated Vanity Mirror & Wall-Mounted Faucet

The wall-mounted faucet and illuminated vanity mirror are unexpected twists above the converted antique vanity, giving this small space a big personality.

Black and White Malachite Wallpaper

Used on the upper half of the wall, black and white malachite-inspired wallpaper injects the bathroom with a hint of glamor and eye-catching pattern.

Susana Simonpietri

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Small Transitional Dining Space Big on Storage and Style

Smart planning and efficient use of built-ins turn this oversized hallway into an efficient small dining room. Custom storage houses both an upholstered banquette and a nifty hidden bar. Round mirrors, wood and rattan chairs, and a shaded pendant bring the blue and white space chic transitional style and a bistro-like atmosphere.

Small Transitional Dining Area With Built-In Banquette

Old Hollywood glam meets traditional architecture in this small Manhattan dining space. Black and white is a classic combination, and a banquette built into a wall of storage invites guests to linger with a classic cocktail. Bentwood chairs with rattan seats provide homeyness and charm to the neutral transitional area.

White Transitional Dining Room With Rattan-Seat Chairs

A metal table paired with wood and rattan-seat chairs form a stylish combo in this transitional Manhattan dining room. A wall of built-ins includes a banquette, maximizing space within tight urban quarters. A shaded pendant lights up the white room in style.

Nicholas Moriarty

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Modern Home Office With Built-In Storage and City View

Sleek built-ins and modern furniture combine in this crisp, clean-lined home office with sweeping city views. The desk’s placement takes advantage of the expansive windows, and a petite sofa forms a comfortable seating area for guests.

Functional Home Office With Modern Aesthetic and City View

A petite modern desk floats in the center of this modern home office, taking maximum advantage of the room’s floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views. A soft traditional rug mixes with an array of sleek furnishings that nod to the work of modern masters.

White Home Office With Modern Style and Built-In Storage

White walls and ebonized floors create a gallery-like feel that’s perfect for displaying art, while streamlined built-ins store books and office accessories in this modern home office. A traditional rug mixes with wood and metal furnishings that nod to Modernism.

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