Having spent my entire adult life living in two cities renowned for tiny apartments (London first, and now NYC) I’m always game to hear of small space style solutions. So when South Shore Furniture asked me to work with them to style one of their 2-seater Live-It sofas, I was immediately game. The Live-It sofa is the perfect small space sofa solution because it’s not only compact (yet super comfortable!) when built, but it also comes in a staircase and doorway friendly box. AKA you can actually get it up and into your apartment without having to take everything out individually at the store/on the sidewalk. Score! We’re off to a great start. Even better is that it’s literally the easiest piece of flatpack furniture I’ve ever built. And trust me when I say I’ve built a lot of flat pack furniture! The small space sofa comes in five pieces and slots together with ease.
I opted to style the blue velvet 2-seater Live-it sofa as I liked the idea of styling around a bold, statement-making sofa such as this. I love the way natural light plays off the velvet, making the piece feel almost ‘alive’ as it changes throughout the day. I dressed the sofa in graphic printed pillows to add a sense of shape and form. I love how these pair with the richness of the velvet.
As well as the graphic pillows, I also layered in a series of gold and brass metallic elements through the side table and floor lamp. These are the perfect accents to the blue velvet because they compliment the richness of the color rather than competing with it. For the gallery wall I included one hero piece that sung from the same hymn sheet as the sofa, then subtly referenced it in another small piece. I used the rest of the gallery wall space to add some textural touches and a metallic piece to link in the lamp and side table. Another feature of this small space sofa that makes it ideal for tiny apartments is that it has built in storage. Yep, a sofa with storage! The side of the sofa has this handy pocket that you can store magazines, the remote, chargers etc. leave your side table and surrounding areas clutter free.