In this Brooklyn apartment, the main stairwell houses storage for kitchen ephemera with tidy, concealed cabinets. The finish is hand-painted and accessorized with raw brass hardware.
The exposed closet in the foyer of this Finnish apartment shows that closets need not be hidden away. While a mirror augments the apartment's sense of space, the lack of a closet door transforms the everyday objects of the apartment's residents into design statements. An all-white scheme brightens tight corners.
Homes with high ceilings offer more vertical space than horizontal space. The residents of this San Diego, California, apartment use ladders to shelve and store above the madding crowd.
In the iconic Miller House, designed by Eero Saarinen, the closet for Xenia Miller features simple wood paneling, alongside large mirrors that add to the roomy interior. The only color comes from a custom stool covered in Alexander Girard’s Mogul 081 fabric, and a few pieces of Xenia’s extensive blue opaline glass collection that sit on her dressing table.
For the spatially challenged, think vertically: When Im and David Schafer moved in together they faced the challenge of combining the contents of David’s 880-square-foot loft and Im’s 550-square-foot apartment into a one-room, 426-square-foot downtown loft. Exposed wooden shelving in the kitchen maxmizes space for their sizable stash of cooking equipment.