Magnaverde's Small Space in O at Home

Magnaverde's Small Space in O at Home

Janel Laban
Sep 12, 2008

From Small Cool to A Big Shelter Mag is how we titled a post about Bart (known as Magnaverde on AT)'s announcement at our Design Meetup back in April that he was going to be included in an upcoming issue of a magazine. Well, the issue of O at Home is finally on the stands and his home looks truly gorgeous. More below:

Shown in the photo above: Bart created the bookcase in the center by attaching a vintage door frame to a steel bookcase.

So smart - rather than starting from scratch, Bart custom fit pre-made Sure Fit slipcovers to his sofa. He says, "it's the cheapest way to get a ton of fabric you can throw in the wash".
A lighthearted touch atop a Goodwill find. The marble topped bureau was $50.

Bart did an amazing (reversible) DIY with plaster on this table - how to instructions on the finish are included in the issue.

It's a big feature for a small home - a ten page spread, and we can see why. Bart's home looks fabulous in the photos by Roland Bello - style shines through in each of the images, highlighting both the overall look and special details and vignettes (one of our favorites - the collection of striped ties).

We have to say that Bart's life long love of design and decor, the inspirations and quotes from books he loves, along with his practical advice and creativity (this a piece about thinking, not just shopping) makes the text portion of the piece a treat as well. Congratulations, Bart!

Pick up the current issue of O at Home (Fall 2008) for the entire article with lots more photos (in all their glory, unlike these scans), on newsstands now.

See more of Bart's place in his original Small Cool Entry from 2007 here.

Photos: Roland Bello/O at Home

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