Small Cool 2009: Alec & Magdalena's Multi-Functional

Small Cool 2009: Alec & Magdalena's Multi-Functional

Aaron Able
Apr 14, 2009

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Who Lives Here: Alec & Magdalena
Location: Midtown East, New York City
Size: 375 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? The kitchen is small but we make it work. We are total foodies and love to cook. The oven is dual purpose convection and microwave. The dishwasher is a space saver with sink above. We swapped out the dishwashers original black panels with stainless steel to tie in with the other appliances.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? Function & design are important to us. Living in such a small space storage is key, under bed boxes provides a huge amount of space. Ceiling hooks store our Dahon folding bicycles. Custom designed closets provide maximum storage. Because of the open layout everything is on display and pieces need to look good and balanced. Since our table ware is exposed for all to see, we went with Iittala & Arabia. Furniture is West Elm, Ikea and Crate & Barrel. The Saarinen tulip chair was purchased on Craigslist. The Cosy lamp designed by Harri Koskinen, was purchased in Finland and we changed the guts to US voltage standard.

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