Dip Into the Kiddie Design Pool
The next time you look for inspiration for your small space, take a dip in the kiddie design pool. Many of the 20th Century’s top designers have gone “miniature” with their creation of children’s versions of modern furniture classics. They add a fun little twist to any grown up space without breaking the piggy bank or taking up a lot of space!
Use Mid-Century Minis in Adult Ways
I’ve always loved Philippe Starck’s iconic Ghost Chair, but the $400 price tag steered me way until I discovered his Lou Lou version for children. His kiddie couture chair, an exact replica of the original, costs a quarter of the price. It is still very collectible and worth the investment. Use the mid-century minis in adult ways. A mini-Philippe stands in as a nightstand in my NYC bedroom, a great place to hold an alarm clock or iPhone. Use your mini-moderns anyway you would use a footstool: to stack books or hold a little lamp. I just adore my touch of petite posh.
The famous Eames RAR rocker also comes in a pint-size. If you have only a few square inches to spare, this mid-century collector’s item can sit in a cramped corner and stylishly hold blankets and throw pillows.