I've had a couple requests for more photos of  our bijoux apartment so I thought I'd share a little peek at the entryway... and by entryway I do mean the corner gap between the door and couch. To keep a small space uncluttered every piece of furniture has to do double (at least) duty. Take, for example, the Ikea step-ladder. Sure, we use it to reach the high places, but it's also a plant stand, side table, tea trolley, and the place by the door from which carefully set keys, phones, and wallets (almost) never go missing. It also looks cool next to my wellies which, incidentally, make fantastic umbrella stands.

Catherine Roberts