Open shelves lend airiness to small spaces, and even more so when the shelves fade into the backsplash to let the design take center stage. For a mod twist on classic open shelves, the shelves were affixed bracket-side-up.
A superb collection of pictures and plans prove that small really is beautiful. Economy dictates that many of us have to live in small apartments, even one-room studios. But the lack of space, too much stuff, and our busy lives can make it stressful.