AmNY : Make a Big Statement in a Small Space

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Photo credit: Ralph Lauren’s Mark Reynolds transformed his home’s unused basement Space.

Photo credit: Ralph Lauren’s Mark Reynolds transformed his home’s unused basement Space.

The small space is the new cool space.

I turned my closet into an office, and Ralph Lauren’s Mark Reynolds repurposed his Hamptons basement into a hangout space — which he affectionately calls the “naughty room” – filled with all the items he won’t part with. Another New Yorker concealed a baby’s room in an open-floored dining area by using outward-facing book shelves.

Look around and create what you need in your existing space. We all need a place to let loose and we all need a place to store our prized possessions.

“Increase the square footage of your house now without virtually any construction or additional cost,” said Reynolds, senior director Creative Services at Ralph Lauren.

So, how did he do it?

“I simply took what we already had in storage below — unused furnishings, lighting, artwork, additional household supplies, including liquor, of course, and all that family junk too precious to part with — and organized it into a living space, added a little music room, dimmed the lights and, before we knew it, a room filled with our personal blast from the past has now become the ultimate party room,” he said.

Give your space a New Year’s revolution and rebel against interior convention.

Here are some pieces to get your started:

Modern beds from Overstock

Get organized with baskets from the Container Store.

Rattan and metallic woven rugs from Calypso St. Barth

Jo Malone candles to add some allure to your space

Books books books: The Strand has everything from fashion books to Hemingway.

Anthropolgie’s bedding and velvet chairs

Event designer Jung Lee has cool tabletop items that are perfect for any dinner party.

Murano glass ashtrays

An Hermes tea set

Philippe Starck plastic dining chairs

Shearling anything from Overstock

Glass bedside lamps from Lamps Plus

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Posted on January 31, 2014 by KKB Team, under KKB Blog

Tween Time

“How do you make a kids room into a tween room”? Color. I added hot pink to Teddy’s room, and a shocking green rug to take my 10 year old room from a kiddie room into a tween room. I bought her a cool modern lamp from Crate and Barrel , some art from an artist on the street and she’s ready to get creative. For Sea, I painted her walls a soft purple. We put her painted surf board up, some of her art work, a cowhide rug from Williams Sonoma home outlet, a colorful glass Crate and Barrel lamp, and her butterfly collection. Her room looks cool, but still has that youthful touch. Inspire your children, don’t foster obsessions for them to be adults. Coloring and decorating with what you love makes any room reflect the person. Decorate with what you love.

Posted on October 6, 2010 by KKB Team, under HOME

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