In designer Stephanie Stokes's 48-square-foot kitchen in New York City, everything is efficient and has its own place. "To fit everything in, I had to shave every element of the design," she says. "My marble countertops are only three-quarters of an inch thick, rather than the usual inch and a quarter, and that gave me half an inch more room to use above or below. There are knife slots built into the counter. I even used the spaces between the studs in the walls. I found two inches above the stove hood and used it for storage." The mirrored backsplash, electric cooktop that doubles as countertop, and simple cabinetry give the illusion of grandeur in the tiny space.
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The nickel finishes on the Etoile faucet, Crystal towel rings, and Easton étagère, all by Waterworks, give the wife's side a soft gleam in a Massachusetts bathroom designed by architect Thomas Catalano and Chris Benson. Frogmore ceiling fixture and Oval sconces by Vaughan. Stool by Ballard Designs. Crystal knobs from Cliffside Industries. Simply White paint by Benjamin Moore.
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In a Los Angeles house designed by Mary McDonald, Schumacher's Whitney Floral wallpaper and a Venetian mirror give movie-star glamour to the dressing room. The bench was designed by McDonald.
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Layers of meringue, fruit, and whipped cream become a simple yet sublime dessert that's perfect for a summer evening.
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In Andrew and Yvonne Pojani's Massachusetts bathroom, the washer and dryer are tucked into cupboards painted in Benjamin Moore's Black Latex Chalkboard paint. Basaltina floor tile by Rondine.
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