Ralph Lauren's window designer Zach Motl's small space motto? "It's about making one room feel like five. It's about how you arrange the furniture, and how the pieces play off one another." | housebeautiful.com Photo by John Kernick
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Ralph Lauren's window designer Zach Motl's small space motto? "It's about making one room feel like five. It's about how you arrange the furniture, and how the pieces play off one another." I loved this apartment in house beautiful mag!
Inspiring Decorating Ideas For Rentals // studio apartment decorating, plaid curtains, hotel bedding, plaid pillows
Elevated, Compact Americana in Brooklyn, NY THE RENTAL: The 425-square-foot Brooklyn apartment of Ralph Lauren window designer Zach Motl. KEY LESSONS: In addition to multipurpose furniture, ruthless editing is what makes this teeny rental work. If you have a small space, find your style and stick to it, and instead of daring to paint, tell your story with textiles. In this case, plaid, all-American fabrics carry the room.
Zach Motl, a window designer at Ralph Lauren's Madison Avenue store. His small space motto? "It's about making one room feel like five," he says. "It's about how you arrange the furniture..." The daybed in his 425-square foot-Brooklyn studio is an assemblage of two Ikea Malm twin beds – he used the headboard and rails of one bed, substituting the floorboard with the headboard of the second bed. Decorating for Small Rooms - House Beautiful
Brooklyn Studio Invention and salvage are style trademarks for Zach Motl, a window designer at Ralph Lauren's Madison Avenue store. His small space motto? "It's about making one room feel like five," he says. "It's about how you arrange the furniture, and how the pieces play off one another." The daybed in his 425-square foot-Brooklyn studio is an assemblage of two Ikea Malm twin beds – he used the headboard and rails of one bed, substituting the floorboard with the headboard of the second bed.
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Inspiring decorating ideas for studio apartments.
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Can we spare a minute and swoon over this beautiful room? This space is designed by Ralph Lauren's window designer Zach Motl. There is just something so cozy and charming about this room, don't you think? This room is so small and it has to function as a bedroom, a living room and a home office (not shown) all at once and yet the space feels so light and airy. By the way, I love how he incorporated four different kind of plaids and they worked so well together in this tiny room. What are your thoughts? Do you enjoy this space as much as I do? via Photo credit: John Kernick
Versatility & Style: Corner Headboards
Corner headboard/couch for cottage
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It's a couch, it's a daybed, it's a bed - it's suuuper headboard! Last month we looked at corner, wraparound headboards as stylish solutions for small kids rooms, but they also offer a lot of versatility in adult spaces as well (ideal for a small studio apartment). Here are a few examples of how they could work for you:
for OWEN--Like a daybed Key small-space strategy: Install a wraparound corner headboard for hybrid daybed/real bed/sofa functionality.
Versatility & Style: Corner Headboards // Key small-space strategy: wrap-around corner headboard for hybrid daybed/real bed/sofa functionality
LOVE THIS for office/bedroom if a trundle could be pulled out so two people could sleep. Key small-space strategy: Install a wraparound corner headboard for hybrid daybed/real bed/sofa functionality.
corner headboards...great for small kids rooms and beyond!
making a side headboard for bed in corner - Google Search
Love these colors.. Also a corner bed looks so cozy!
Daybed for the sitting room downstairs
Big Style in Small Spaces
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HOUSE BEAUTIFUL: Designer Secrets for Small Spaces | Get Creative with Storage: To keep order in his small Brooklyn studio apartment, window designer Zach Motl came up with an innovative storage solution. "Those baskets under the bed are for electrical supplies and a hammer and glue gun," he says. "It's a toolbox, but spread out."
Zach Motl - brooklyn studio apartment. Two ikea malm headboards combined to make a daybed. West elm parsons bookcase in white. Plaid curtains. From House Beautiful.
To keep order in his small Brooklyn studio apartment, window designer Zach Motl came up with an innovative storage solution. "Those baskets under the bed are for electrical supplies and a hammer and glue gun," he says. (You know it's House Beautiful when you see the full flower arrangements in clear glass vases...love it)
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Coloured Side drapes used with venetian blinds add visual height to this small apartment
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Keep a Small Room White & Light
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Louis style sofa chairs,seagrass coffee table,elegant neutral tones to make a small room appear larger.
These homeowners stuck to elegant neutral tones to make a small room appear larger. Love the table under the windows.
I need to remember to stick to a neutral tone to make these small rooms appear larger--no dark walls or furniture.
elegant neutral tones to make a small room appear larger...hence why im begging for new lighter colored furniture!!!!
Previous pinner said, 'Keep a Small Room White & Light It's an age-old decorating adage: light colors open up a room, while dark colors keep a space cozy. To give your room the illusion of spaciousness, bathe it in white. White surfaces bounce light around the room, keeping a small space feeling bright and open.'
26 Small Space Solutions - BH&G - These homeowners stuck to elegant neutral tones to make a small room appear larger.
These homeowners stuck to elegant neutral tones to make a small room appear larger. http://media-cache5.pinterest.com/upload/56787645271401654_E88GuE12_f.jpg bhg not so boring neutral
Keep a Small Room White & Light. It's an age-old decorating adage: light colors open up a room, while dark colors keep a space cozy. White surfaces bounce light around the room, keeping a small space feeling bright and open. In this petite living room, the white walls, draperies, furniture, and accessories allow the eye to roam freely over surfaces, stopping only at points of contrast -- the wood floors and rattan coffee table.These dark accents anchor the space without constricting it. bhg.com
white living room
Small-Room Solutions: Living Rooms
Create the illusion of more space by hanging curtains just under the ceiling. More tips: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/small-spaces/strategies/living-room-ideas/#page=16
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Small room solutions: Create the illusion of more space by hanging curtains just under the ceiling. More tips: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/small-spaces/strategies/living-room-ideas/#page=16
I like daybeds in a living room- especially for an apartment. I love the long white curtains and all that light.
Love how close to the ceiling these are hung! More tips: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/small-spaces/strategies/living-room-ideas/#page=16
I like daybeds in a living room- especially for an apartment. The decor is too neat or traditional for me but I love the long white curtains and all that light.
Pile On the Pillows with a Daybed for your Sofa...adds an extra sleeping space and a Unique and comfortable spot for the Living Room! :)
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Light Tones for a Classic Living Room Design - window treatments?
Small sunroom idea :-)
closet door detail for small room
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Mirrored Closet Doors - A scalloped light fixture paired with mirrored closets and a white bed and bedding
mirrored door panels - prototype for two doors in living area; notice the extra panels on top that add height and contribute to the feeling it is a pass through
A scalloped light fixture paired with mirrored closets and a white bed and bedding Details: White Traditional Bedroom, White Traditional Closet Keywords: Bedding, Closet Door, Mirrored Closet Doors, Bedroom Light, March April 2011 Issue, Christina Murphy & Meg Gabriele (Source: Lonny)
idea for building new closets in guest room? Mirrored doors would be good in that small room.
mirrored closet doors with mirror transom above. Master Bedroom. ummm this is amazing
Hmmm..... mirrored closet doors | I like this updated version of mirrored doors
mirrored closet doors! (These don't look like my mirrored closet doors...)
like the light fixture and the mirrored doors/transum.
Love the mirrored wardrobe!
A Brownstone in Brooklyn, Reborn
Twin beds + wallpaper in the bedroom
Guest Room, Guest Bedroom, Kids Room, Small Bedroom
bold wall paper, bead board wainscot, and simply dressed twin beds - desire to inspire - desiretoinspire.net - Elizabeth Roberts - part 1
ikebaha: Elizabeth Roberts. If I could design whatever I wanted to everyday, hotel rooms & guest bedrooms would be at the top of the list.
Shabby chic guest bedroom with wooden twin beds, wood floors, and pale blue patterned wallpaper
very simple bedroom Elizabeth Roberts
Small twin beds for guest room
small bedroom blue wallpaper
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small blue bedroom
tiny kids room
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Cozy Guest Room - love the idea of two twin beds in the second guest room! Great for kids staying over, or families with several children!
Twin beds for kids in this lovely shared room. Love that each has their own window, but I wonder how long it would stay that clean for . #kidsroom
Love everything, especially the window treatments & placement of beds. Kids Rooms Interior Design Ideas 27
Guest bedroom - shades with drapes, twin beds, gallery wall and zebra pillow. . . .nice for guest room
Precious little makes me happier than kids' rooms with twin beds. What a great artwork display between them. Love the duvet covers and shams against the black bed frames.
Twin beds, boys. I love twin beds set up like this, even for a guest room
Boys room idea. Or a guest room?
Kids Room or guest room.
Twin Beds Guestroom
Color and pattern
Guest Room, Shared Room, Summer House, Kids Room, Cabin Bedrooms
rustic cabin bedroom, mexican blankets, orange wallpaper
Color and pattern, twin beds in the guest room.
twin beds in the guest room
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A small guest or girls room gets a dramatic treatment with paisley headboards topped by homemade valences created by drilling plywood with different-size bits. An arrangement of flea market mirrors and a painting fills the empty wall space between the beds with flair. (Photo: Megan Thompson)
Beautiful little girls room...matching twin beds, pretty fabrics, nice color, could loss the random picture in the middle! :)
Twin beds that you can push together10 DIY Headboard Ideas to Spruce Up Any Bedroom
10. Hanging Fabric Headboard [10 DIY Headboard Ideas | StyleCaster]
I love twin beds for a guest #bedroom decor #BedRoom #Bed Room
cute and classy girls room or guest room too
fabric headboard for kids rooms?
Guestroom with Twin Beds
Decorating Girls Room With Two Twin Beds | Design Inspiration of Interior,room,and kitchen
Elements of Style Blog | My Favorite DIY Hack. | http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com
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When I was finishing up my former master bedroom I really wanted to share how great this little project came out but couldn’t because I had to wait for the book. But now I can! I am no DIY master- tha
Transforming Leah's Dresser- IKEA Malm dresser hacked with drawer pulls
Erin Gates Ikea Hack, i like thr gold pulls, good for teen's room
dresser styling IKEA Malm dresser hacked with drawer pulls
IKEA Malm dresser hacked with drawer pulls - Annas room
Erin Gates Newton_039... very cute, love the lamp
Elements of Style Blog | IKEA dresser hack
erin gates ikea malm hack - Google Search
Erin Gates Ikea hack
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Small spaces. Bright white with pops of color. Pink couch and yellow chair.
small spaces - Love all the bright white with pops of color!
Great design considerations for this small space
Tiny House Interior. BestWholeWorld
how to make a small space work
Lovely little loft apartment.
Awesome small flat
Harrison Leather Home Office Chair, Swivel - Home Office Furniture - furniture - Macy's Can i live there, please ? Apartment #smallspace Home Offices, Modern, Natural lighting, Clean Lines, Leather, Stylish, Sleek, Glass desk. 20 Home Office Designs for Small Spaces Office/Craft Room
Home Decor Tips, Infographics
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Home Decor Tips, Infographics & Cheat Sheets | Area Rug Size Guide for Bedrooms with Twin Beds | via http://honeyandfitz.blogspot.ca
30. Area rug size guide: twin beds - 50 Amazingly Clever Cheat Sheets To Simplify Home Decorating Projects
Home Decor Tips, Infographics & Cheat Sheets - Area Rug Size Guide for Bedrooms with Twin Beds
Area Rug Size Guide for Bedrooms w/Twin Beds - Home Decor Tips, Infographics & Cheat Sheets
Bedroom rug sizes and layout for bedrooms with single or twin beds,
Area Rug Size Guide - bedrooms with twin bed(s)
bedroom rug layout
Mentor Lisa Ferguson, Principal of Lisa Ferguson Interior Design and Decor Mentor Founder, shares a downloadable visual cheat sheet area rug size guide for bedrooms with twin beds. This is ...
Not Your Mother's Ralph Lauren — Showroom Tour
From Apartment Therapy - Ralph Lauren IMG_9656.jpg
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From Apartment Therapy - Ralph Lauren IMG_9656.jpg I like it that it's white, yet warm.
From Apartment Therapy - Ralph Lauren = I LOVE Ralph Lauren's aesthetic ...
Luxe mountain lodge. Nice use of neutrals and texture for Master Bedroom
From Apartment Therapy - Ralph Lauren IMG_9656.jpg home office nook?
Not Your Mother's Ralph Lauren — Showroom Tour | Apartment Therapy
Ralph Lauren living room posh elegant soft texture hue
Glamorous cozy apartment
Ralph Lauren bedroom
Small Space Solutions for Every Room
Float Furniture in a Small Room
Interior Design, Small Room, Living Room, Family Room
All-in-One Small Space Divide and conquer. Plot the room into zones, creating boundaries with furniture and area rugs. Here, a love seat separates the bar and kitchen from the sitting area. To keep a small and open space from feeling dwarfed, avoid tall pieces of furniture so that the sight line extends across the space. Tall pieces, such as bookcases, can be tucked into corners.
Float Furniture in a Small Room Create a sense of movement and make a room feel larger by floating big furnishings away from walls. Allowing elbow room between the wall and seating pieces gives the impression of depth and space. In this open floor plan, the living room "floats" in the middle of the space, creating a distinct living area within the combination kitchen, living, and dining room.
I love flexible furnishings like this! Grouping several garden stools as a coffee table is a great small space solution! You can easily move them around for parties and create more space in the center of the room when you need it. Love it!
How to: Float Furniture in a Small Room - kitchen sink facing living room
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Small Space Solutions - Float Furniture in a Small Room
small furniture in a small family room.
All-in-One Small Space- color scheme
bhg.com Last night I curled up in bed with the dogs sleeping next to me and opened up my latest issue of Better Homes & Gardens. I have subscribed to this magazine for years. And I have to say, it just keeps getting better and better. I love that they feature bloggers in their issues oftentimes too. The living space above is very intimate with the chairs and the couch in a cozy arrangement, where traffic is directed around the seating space, not through it. When you cordon off an area with furniture, it sort of makes a special little room of its own. bhg.com It's hard to believe that a small dining space was able to be carved out of this small area. But it was accomplished here with aplomb. And right in front of a window so the diners could gaze out as they ate. bhg.com This little office area seems to be in a closet. They defined the area with wallpaper. And even in such a small space, you can see that a lot can be accomplished and stored here. Like the shelves that were added for storage. bhg.com Here's another living space that is light and airy. You hardly notice you're in a small space. This area has been defined by the jute rug. And using just a few colors makes the space automatically look larger than it is. The yellow, white and green is just beautiful here. And so cheerful. bhg.com Last but not least (and this is my favorite) are these cubed boxes on the wall. They are so sweet with the backs decorated with various prints. What a statement being made with the various special pieces added inside and on top. This would look fantastic in a child's room or on a gallery wall. Oh, I do believe I got my color fix on this dreary cold afternoon! See you tomorrow for Creative Bloggers Of The Week. Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner
client spaces: Jackie's NYC studio apartment - decorating small spaces
client spaces: Jackie's NYC studio apartment - decorating small spaces: collage wall
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How to Style a Studio Apartment - The Interior Project. The trick to making a studio not feel like one big room is to create separate smaller nooks. You can achieve the look of having separate rooms by using room dividers like curtains, bookcases, or screens. Using different rugs can also make a space feel all its own.
client spaces: Jackie's NYC studio apartment - decorating small spaces: collage wall... - Moving to an LA studio!
client spaces: Jackie's NYC studio apartment - decorating small spaces: collage wall
House Tour: A Colorful Upper East Side Studio | Apartment Therapy
NYC studio apartment - decorating small spaces: collage wall
Studio Apartment Ideas
Small apartment style
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Small space made into guest room/reading nook; good idea to incorporate into a guest room/craft space
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Small space made into guest room/reading nook - love the striped walls
Great for a small bedroom or sleeping/ reading nook or guest room...
Tiny Guest room- great use of space for a small bedroom #smallspace
Love small rooms with great heart, `guest room/reading nook
narrow space? make a cozy guestroom or reading nook!
small space guest room/reading nook/mom space.
Small space made into guest room/reading nook
The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen
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10 Cozy Bedroom Ideas - Cozy Bedrooms - House Beautiful. Love the idea of a bed nook that you can close off with curtains
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In designer Stephen Shubel's California cottage, Mann-O-Print curtains frame the guest room's shipshape berth with built-in drawers. The Louis XVI portrait is a photocopy paper assemblage by Wood Biggs. - HouseBeautiful.com
Bed nook // In designer Stephen Shubel's California cottage, Mann-O-Print curtains frame the guest room's shipshape berth with built-in drawers.
Take advantage of small nooks. In designer Stephen Shubel's small California cottage, the guest room's bed fits into a cozy alcove. Bedroom Decor Ideas, luxury furniture, high end furniture, bedroom design, Luxury Design, master bedroom For more inspirations: http://www.bocadolobo.com/en/inspiration-and-ideas/
Beautiful Small Spaces - Smallest Rooms - House Beautiful #guestroom
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I want this to be my Guest Bedroom.
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Stylish studio apartment dwellers who have tweaked their spaces, chosen decor carefully, and made smart storage decisions. #Home_Decor #Home_Decor_Ideas #Home_Design
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COOL SOFA small apartment decorating love the curtain separating the room
Using a sheer curtain panel as a lightweight room divider
6 Ways to Live Large in a Small Space - The Accent™
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Stylish studio apartment dwellers who have tweaked their spaces, chosen decor carefully, and made smart storage decisions.
Zach Motl’s Brooklyn Studio | McGrath II Blog
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Brooklynite Zach Motl hacked two IKEA Malm twin beds to make this crisp daybed featured in House Beautiful.
WHITE + GOLD Ikea hack-- MALM bed frame + extra headboard for daybed. (So doing this in the office!)
This chaise was made from the Ikea MALM twin bed frame using two headboard pieces instead of just one. Would be perfect at the foot of the bed for the dogs to sleep on! Only $89!
The daybed is made from two ikea malm beds. Another headboard instead of a footboard attached to the other end.
Ikea MALM bed frame with headboard pieces at both | http://bedroomdesign299.blogspot.com
IKEA hack: two Malm twin beds to make this crisp daybed featured in House Beautiful.
great studio apartment with reworked Ikea Malm twin beds
Ikea hack daybed House Beautiful
This isn't the newest Ikea hack out there, but this is definitely my new favorite. I LOVE a great chaise, but sometimes it feels like the one piece in your living room, extra room, that you don't want to spend a lot of money on, so when I saw this Ikea hack on Pinterest, (originally published in House Beautiful), I had to share. This is also the perfect idea for big city apartment dwellers on a budget. The owner, Zach Motl, used the Ikea MALM bed frame and simply put the headboard piece at both ends to create the chaise. It's only $89 as shown below, so I'm guessing if you buy 2 headboards instead it might be a little bit more. Then you need a mattress to create the cushion. I personally would get the Ikea memory foam mattress so it has that nice boxy look like Motl's, but it would be super comfy to sit and sleep on. You could buy one of their spring mattresses for a $100 less too, but I would make sure it wasn't a thin mattress like Ikea used in the photo above. And then it's time to make a cover for the mattress. I would make one or have one made that wrapped around the entire mattress with a zipper in the center, or velcro that would go underneath. And of course I would love a blue velvet, like the one I used on my sofa. Or something a little less serious, like this cotton/linen stripe fabric... I also think you could get away without a lot of sewing by wrapping the mattress in the fabric and securing it underneath somehow. (I have some ideas in mind using elastic material and sewing strips that secure onto buttons). Other options for covers might be an extra large blanket or even a woven rug - you can get really creative. Then make some bolster's like he did, or I love this gold dot pillow from Caitlin Wilson that would be amazing with the blue velvet or the stripe. All in all you would probably be into this chaise around $500. That is WAY less expensive than any chaise I could find that would be comparable in style. And look what Zach Motl's chaise turns into at night... GENIUS! Like I said, perfect for small-space dwellers! And here is another view of his Ikea hack chaise. I love the round bolster pillows. I am seriously considering this hack for my own home, but mine would go in my basement family room and I would do a really fun fabric on the cover, because I could in that space. And how great would this be when my kids have a sleepover and need an extra bed! The ideas keep coming :) If you have an Ikea hack that you've done or you love, please share by commenting or sending us an email. We would love to post it!