Free-Spirited Style For Small Spaces

Good design can transform even the smallest space. Homeowners use their free-spirited styles to make the most of what they have.

  • Kroll is all about textiles — especially mixing British prints with high-end Indian block prints. She asserts that you shouldn't be afraid to mix pattern on pattern, as long as you keep it in the same color palette.
  • Kroll had to do some serious editing of her vintage clothing collection to store it in the available space.
  • Working from home has its challenges, especially in a small house.
  • A most ingenious design to convert a deep closet into a slightly lofted sleep alcove also created storage for off-season clothes underneath and decorative shelving up above.
  • When the two young designers landed a unit with all original detailing in this prestigious place, they had to do it up in style.
  • Dorf has made the closet feel like an additional room by painting the walls a Tiffany blue and installing a crystal chandelier that can be seen from the living room through a transom glass window.
  • Another way Dorf brings elegance to her closet is to display her handbag collection.
  • The dining area is the most used area of the house. They borrowed a small amount of space from both the kitchen and living room to create a dining room in what had been a hallway.
  • To keep a kosher kitchen, they need to have two of all cooking utensils and cookware.
  • The two bedrooms adjoin so that you have to walk through one to get to the other.


    • Libby Langdon, Designer, Libby Langdon Interior Design Website:
    • Marlon Gobel, Designer, Luxurykills
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    • Jacob Ward, Managing Editor, Readymade Magazine Website:
    • Emily Kroll
      Furniture Designer
    • Marnie Dorf
      Interior Designer
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    • Rob Mank and Lauren (Wein) Mank
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