some ideas via house beautiful
In this New York City studio apartment in Gramercy Park, design consultant Ellen O'Neill arranged her furniture to create mini-rooms within the large room.
To maximize space in the studio, O'Neill uses a large farm-table as a desk, and transforms it into a dining table when she entertains. Large black wire bins stylishly store her files.
To use all available wall space and height, Kaihoi built this floor-to-ceiling bookcase. There are storage cabinets on the bottom, a spot for the television, and plenty of room for books.
Kristen Ewart designed this beach house on Balboa Island, California. She painted these dining chairs semigloss white to match the walls. The chairs disappear into the walls, opening up the room.
Since the master bedroom is small, Ewart chose nesting tables. One can be pulled out at night, and pushed out of the way when not needed.