Bigger isn't always better. Those of us living in the District surely understand the need to maximize space - but not at the expense of style.
The February/March issue of Rue magazine features the small apartment (500 square feet) of Anthony Gianacakos, an interior designer living and working in NYC. It's a layered, modern, and beautiful space mixing high (Frette linens) with low (West Elm).
Gianacakos's previous apartment design was featured in Lonny Magazine's January 2010 issue. Gianacakos has kept the dark paint color but added additional pieces and textures to his new space.
A few helpful hints for maximizing style and function in small spaces: