Photo courtesy Amanda Cason.

Designer tip: Small space design with Amanda Cason

While small spaces are cozy and intimate, they can present their fair share of challenges. Now that we’re at home more than ever, it’s easy for us to see just where our spaces are lacking. Does work-from-home have you ready to move out of your glorified shoebox of a home? Not so fast! Amanda Cason of Amanda Cason Interiors chatted with us on how to make the most out of your small space.

When you don’t have much square footage to work with, it’s all about making sure everything in the room serves a purpose.


“During this kitchen renovation, the owners wanted a solution for where to put their computer and stash their mail other than the breakfast table or kitchen counter,” explains Cason. “I set out to claim this previously empty corner by designing custom millwork to give them desk and storage space while still having the option to close it off visually, if they choose. The cabinet style matches the kitchen but we chose a complimentary color to keep it unique. The matching stool was the cherry on top to making sure their home’s small footprint meets their functional needs.”

No room to spare in the kitchen for a workplace? Don’t sweat it—there are plenty of other options.

“I love the idea of using a pretty desk as a nightstand in a guest room, so it can work double duty when not in use by guests,” says Cason. “It’s a great solution for or semi-permanent work from home situations.”