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easel. Johnson also likes to combine fun and functionality with the often unused space beneath the stairs. Interior designer Candace Bouley is also a huge fan of under the stair space combined with an abundance of playful creativity. "Small spaces are wonderful to use as a cozy reading alcove, but if entertaining is your passion don't forget this nook is also a destination for a stow- away bar, including wine rack and mini refrigerator.This secret spot is a perfect setting for a dramatic use of functional roll back draperies installed for a hidden reveal: instant party!" And don't forget your four-legged family. Wellesley resident and dog owner Bouley thinks that the humans aren't the only members of the household that can benefit from a getaway. Since the family pet doesn't tend to grow tall enough for the height factor to be an issue, under the stairs can be "a perfect spot for a comfy dog bed and — how great is this — dog den for the ever present food and water bowls!" Re-Store There is always the old standby use of space that everybody needs more of: storage. A Wellesley kitchen renovation recently completed by Meyer & Meyer reconfigured space to allow for an inclusion of a but- ler's pantry, creating a useful area between the kitchen and the dining room. Bricks from the Old North Church in Boston that were used in the home's previous kitchen were recycled and given a place of honor 51 s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Meyer & Meyer reconfigured space in this Wellesley kitchen to include a but- ler's pantry utilizing recycled bricks from Boston's Old North Church Creative Uses for Small Spaces Useful Space C O U R T E S Y O F M E Y E R & M E Y E R A R C H I T E C T U R E & I N T E R I O R S / S H E L L Y H A R R I S O N 046-053_WWMa14_Small Spaces_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/1/14 3:34 PM Page 51

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