Making a little room both look and feel bigger than its pipsqueak proportions is all about tricking the eye and maximizing what you’ve got to work with. By emphasizing the vertical proportions of a space through furnishings (such as tall lamps and floor-to-ceiling curtains) and accents (witness the wall-filling mirror used here), you can squeeze a lot into a tiny room without making it feel cramped. A glass-topped coffee table,such as the one in this condo, can add to the illusion of space, while side tables with drawers and a shelf offer handy spots for storage.
SOURCES: Chandelier, coffee table, green ceramic shell, Green’s Antiques (416-925-1556). Large gold mirror, AH Wilkens Antiques & Estate Auctions(www.ahwilkens.com). Gold lamps, Abraham’s Antiques (416-504-6210). End tables, dining chairs, Guff (guffonline.blogspot.com).