The other day we wrote about low furniture and the way it can emphasize height in a small space. The same can be said of textiles. Rugs, floor cushions, and ottomans anchor a room and help to create a field of color and/or pattern close to the ground, expanding the sense of space above.
The layered look isn't always right for a tiny apartment. At times, it can make a home feel cluttered, but used in balance with the proportion and style of a room, layering can add character and depth to a small space. The trick is to layer colors and patterns in the same family, whether coordinating the same solid fabric in a series of bright hues or layering intricate, hand-printed textiles in the same color family.
• 1-2 Bedding and Textiles from Les Indiennes
• 3 Suita Sofa by Antonio Citterio for Vitra
• 4-5 Bedding from UK company Toast
• 6 Faux Suede/Linen Pillows from West Elm
• 7-8 Sofas from Roche Bobois
• 9 Le Nid des Cigognes
• 10 Martha and Ben's Southern Mix
Photos: Les Indiennes, Vitra, Toast, West Elm, Roche Bobois, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Sarah Coffey