I have been a fan of Joe Nye's classic with a colorful twist design aesthetic for a long time. I *love* his fabulous spread featured in House Beautiful this month showing how small space and clutter can work. YES!!
Sure, small space tips often talked about are editing and clutter-free zones but life is full and this designer prefers to show off his possessions and gems. The comfortable and rich home is sophisticated yet comfortable and full of some serious design inspiration. Joe has used many small space solutions and ideas from layering furniture to mixing and matching texture to stacking magazines to going vertical by using large plants to add color and draw the eye up.
[images via House Beautiful magazine 8/09]