A closer look
Compact living calls for creative storage solutions and thoughtful ways to add personality in a small space.
Storage on show Claire didn’t want to compromise on storage for her handbags and shoes. They got rid of the second bedroom to make room for a larger wardrobe and en suite.
Glimpse of greenery Claire wanted a low maintenance garden so she bought the vintage birdcage from Le Monde in Parnell and took it to a florist to fill with easy-care herbs and plants.
Scale and substance Damien always wanted a sailing boat, says Claire. She found this one at an antiques dealer. It’s now used as a screen to separate the entrance from the living room.
On the wing Claire loves the taxidermy parrots from World, which bring colour to the living area. If she had her way, they’d have more birds, but Damien thought two were plenty.