BH&G Cozy Small Spaces

BH&G Cozy Small Spaces 2020

Good decorating doesn’t have to be limited by square footage. In Cozy Small Spaces magazine, we share simple strategies for creating a warm, welcoming environment regardless of how much space you have or what your design aesthetic is. We highlight real-life examples of rooms and homes—across a wide range of styles—that are cozy, comfortable, and relatable, and we give homeowners the opportunity to share personal stories of how they made the most of their space. Beautiful photography and lesson call-outs give readers takeaway ideas they can incorporate in their own homes.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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from the editors

A STYLE THAT FITS A cozy home is one that welcomes you each season with warmth and comfort. It doesn’t matter how much space you have—or how little. With some decorating finesse, you can turn even the smallest space into something extraordinary. In this premier issue of Cozy Small Spaces, we show you the keys to creating an inviting home, starting with the essentials of good lighting, comfy furnishings, soothing color schemes, and well-placed artwork. We also take you inside some of our favorite small homes around the country and abroad, where no space is wasted and warmth is cultivated with smart, textural design choices. In Washington, D.C., designer Shannon Claire Smith introduced deep, rich color and architectural details to bring abundant character to a formerly bland 800-square-foot apartment (“Dramatic Score,” page 16).…

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10 simple ways to get cozy

1 CREATE THE ULTIMATE BEDROOM GETAWAY WITH A BASE OF RICH WOODS AND A MIX OF PILLOWS AND LINENS. Headboards are the heart of any bedroom. You can make your own using architectural salvage—a vintage door, shutters, or cabinet fronts work. You also can shop for premade barn doors, which come in myriad styles. Or try out a DIY option—you’ll find lots of plans for barn doors online. Make sure to attach your headboard to the wall studs or use wall anchors, and have a friend or family member help determine the ideal height. To dress your bed, start with a neutral palette, then accent with pillows and throws in a mix of textures. Interior stylist Jennifer Harrison paired boho fringe with more traditional patterns and romantic ruffles, right, to create…

4 Min
dramatic score

“IT MAY NOT HOLD A FIRE, BUT THIS MANTEL DEFINES THE SEATING ZONE AS A COZY AREA WITHIN THE CONDO’S OPEN PLAN.”SHANNON CLAIRE SMITH, HOMEOWNER AND DESIGNER Designer Shannon Claire Smith knows the challenges of small-space living. Faced with a dated 750-square-foot Washington, D.C., condo, she used paint and smart furniture choices to transform it into a glamorous retreat for herself and husband Nick Herman. Shannon revolutionized a wall of storage-rich but style-sad built-ins in her living room with sassy, sophisticated blue-black paint. “Dark colors are counterintuitive,” she says. “A lot of people think they make a space feel smaller, but they really make the ceiling feel higher and the room appear larger.” With paintbrush still in hand, she turned her attention to the old windows. A coat of black paint turned the…

4 Min
story time

ORGANIC MATTERS Don’t box yourself in when it comes to filling a blank wall. Instead of hanging the usual flat frames, elevate everyday items. Dimensional pieces such as woven baskets are perfect above a console or dresser where they won’t impede traffic flow. These African binga baskets, opposite, were hung in an organic pattern by designer Dabito. The texture creates instant warmth. Hang baskets closer together, even abutting or overlapping some. Fill any gaps or finish off a free-flowing design by letting a basket hang out on its own. Pushpins are often all that’s needed to hang lightweight beauties. STEP IT UP Make an upstairs trek more enjoyable by turning an empty wall into a family photo album. This gallery wall, left, by designer Heidi Caillier fills the surface from floor to ceiling,…

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nature’s rest

When this brick and flint cottage was first built in the 1800s, it was just one room deep with an outhouse. Over the years, it acquired numerous extensions, but the interiors lacked flow and light, and they were damp and drafty. The cottage was a mishmash of different styles and materials and seemed to have lost its identity. Still, its location within a nature reserve surrounded by water on the southern coast of the United Kingdom held promise. Captivated by the views, a young couple hired Paul Cashin Architects to help them undo the work that had been done. Inspired by Scandinavian design, the team paid great attention to material choices. They rebuilt the home using lime plaster and timber for walls and wide-plank oak and concrete-style tile for flooring. They installed…

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green house

THINKING OUTSIDE THE POT Houseplants do best living in pots with drainage holes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play dress-up. Slip potted plants and their drip trays into baskets to enhance their textural appeal. These coarse coir baskets, opposite, are as shapely as sculptures. TOGETHER TIME A congregation of greenery, left, gathered on shelves, a windowsill, or a tabletop has the same eye-pleasing impact as a group of cherished collectibles. For the most artful assembly, follow the lead of Ben and Leigh Muldrow @house_1924 and combine a medley of varying foliage. Place plants in different-size containers sporting similar hues so pots look coordinated but not matched, as though the grouping has been gathered over time. ORGANIC APPEAL Bring a wall of art to life with a well-placed plant in a statement container. The foliage…