CB2 has long been a panacea for small space dwellers looking for clever and stylish furnishings, and their furniture often pops up in our house tours wherever space is at a premium. We just visited the SoHo store to check out some of CB2's newest items and we're happy to report that they are upholding their reputation as a small space destination more than ever! Check out the treasures we found on our store tour.
Are you maxing out in your micro space? Selecting furniture designed for tight quarters is the most important step in ensuring happiness in your small space. We scouted CB2's newest products to find ways to save on space and expand on style.
Proportion When it comes to smaller spaces, one of the most common gaffes is selecting furniture that is just way too bog for the room. It may seem obvious, but choosing furniture that is proportional to your space makes all the difference. Sometimes the challenge is just just knowing where to source smaller furniture. CB2's Avec Peacock Apartment Sofa is the perfect size for a small living space. We love the bold blue hue and tufting detail that give it a vintage look.
Double Duty For cramped living spaces, think about how you can combine different functions with a single piece to save on space. CB2's Public White High Dining Table is a versatile dining table, cocktail bar, workstation, and storage cabinet all combined into one streamlined, high-gloss lacquered piece. The double-sided storage nooks store wine bottles, glasses, magazines, and books while a center cubby is perfect for stashing table linens or a laptop and features hidden cord management. This table definitely earns its keep in any living room, kitchen, or studio that's short on space.
We also love the new Strap Storage Side Table-Stool which functions as a side table, stool, or stash space. A white oak veneer drum conceals a hidden compartment that's perfect for storing blankets, magazines, or living room clutter when company comes. It's also a stylish landing pad for drinks or can be pulled out by it's faux leather strap to be used as extra seating.
Roll With It CB2's handsome deco-inspired Ernest Chrome Bar Cart reminded us that mobility is a virtue when it comes to outfitting a small space. Tucked away in the corner, the cart can store a nicely stocked bar on its lower level while functioning as an extra side table up above. When the party comes home, roll it out to serve drinks and nibbles.
Visual Volume Cut down on visual clutter and create a feeling of spaciousness with items like CB2's Peekaboo Clear Coffee Table or Clear Rolling Two Shelf. These acrylic pieces float in the room and provide extra storage space without taking up visual real estate.
Hide & Peek A tidy space always feels bigger. Focus on strategies to hide the most clutter-prone areas of your space, such as your desk or workstation. The Intimo Secretary Desk takes up minimal space and its hinged front will quickly conceal clutter when your workday has ended. At only 33 inches wide, it has a smaller profile than most desks, but the hinged front provides ample workspace when open.
Divide and Conquer Divide your space according to function with panel curtains. During our store tour, the Ghost City Wall Hangings caught our eye for their functionality but also because their bold architectural graphic creates an instant accent wall wherever they are placed. Use them as curtains to divide one room into two.
How to Enter: To enter to win the $2,500 Gift Card from CB2, please fill out the form below. The contest begins Monday, February 11, 2013, and ends Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET. We will choose one winner at random. (Check out the Official Rules here).
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Visit CB2.com to explore their entire collection of furniture, decor, and wares that are perfect for any small space.
(Images: Neila Deen)
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