NY Mirror


This is a space that, despite its small size, is flexible and multifunctional—accomplished by using the area efficiently and making sure everything is within reach. The bed is really flexible. It folds up so the space can be used as a dining and living area. The table even folds up and hangs on the folded-up bed. (The man playing the cello is the resident’s teacher, who comes to visit sometimes and brings wine.)

  • Contemporary Oak full-size wall bed, $1,400


  • Full-size Sacro Guard mattress, $150 (free delivery and installation) All from Fredrick Furniture Company, 46 East 23rd Street


  • Two Benno wood wall shelves, $60 (assembly $30)


  • Oppli wood entertainment center, $99 (assembly $40)


  • Two Corras fiberboard bedside tables, $39.90 (assembly $50)


  • Lokka lacquered fiberboard folding tabletop, steel frame (attaches to bottom of bed with hooks from hardware store), $59


  • Two white-lacquer Lack shelving units, $138 (assembly $50)


  • Orange plastic Gaxa CD rack, $7.95


  • Four Roy fiberboard foldable stools hanging on wall, $51.80


  • Two Pallbo footstools, $40


  • Synthetic Odum rug, $19.95


  • All from IKEA, delivery $127.28 Assembly of IKEA parts: Home Assembly Company, 800-227-7362


  • “I Love New York” SVA poster,, $35


  • Full-size Martha Stewart cotton bedsheets, pillows, and pillowcases, $40.95


  • Coffee mugs and candles are gifts from an admirer.

Total: $2,438.83