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C O N T E M P O R A R Y H O M E B Y

L AW R A N C E

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Take full

advantage of

your space with

multi-function

furnishings.

oo

Modern takes

on the sofa bed are

supportive and stylish.

o

This cabinet boasts

cleverly hidden storage

for media and consoles.

q

This space-saving

extension table folds down

easily to double as a kitchen

table or worktable.

op

Modular seating lets

you rearrange your space

whenever you like.

W

hether it’s a condo or a more

generously proportioned

house, we all expect the

space we have to perform a lot of

functions. One way to ensure that your

home is working both harder and smarter

is to furnish with pieces that serve

multiple functions.

Beds with storage

Space is often at a premium in the

bedroom, particularly in older houses

with tiny closets. Opt for a bed with

generous storage and you’ll instantly

free up a swathe of room for clothes,

making you and your partner a little

happier. While some beds feature

drawers and/or hidden panels behind

the headboard, others lift up to reveal

huge storage areas. With this much

under-bed storage, you can stash

bedding, books and out-of-season

clothes where they’re easily accessible

yet totally invisible.

Sofa beds

Sofa beds used to get a bad rap; they

were uncomfortable as beds and no

great shakes as sofas, either. But those

days are happily over. Now top designers

and manufacturers are creating sofa

beds that are comfortable, supportive

and good looking . They’re an ideal

solution for small guest rooms, multi-

function spaces and offices.

Ottomans

Ottomans are a welcome addition to

almost any space, from the entry hall

to the bedroom; they look great and are

easily portable. For added convenience,

many ottomans double as storage, with

seats that lift up to reveal a handy spot

for keeping throws or cushions. Built-in

trays are another surprisingly useful

feature — simply flip the seat and you’ve

got a handy substitute for your side table

or coffee table.

Extension tables

Extension tables have been a must-have

for generations, and contemporary

designers are constantly producing

new iterations. They’re perfect for

frequent entertainers and anyone whose

extended family is often in and out.

Contemporary versions are typically

designed without the insertable leaves

that characterized older tables, so

there’s no need to store or fiddle with

extra parts.

Flexible seating

Modular seating already offers fantastic

flexibility, and is a great choice for

anyone who likes to rearrange their

space from time to time. And some

contemporary sets offer even more,

with highly adjustable seats that behave

like recliners, letting you adjust your

position as well as your room layout.

Add a swivel chair or two to the mix,

and you’ll be ready to change the

orientation of the whole room at

a moment’s notice.

Lawrance carries a great selection of

furnishings that are ready to do double

duty with cleverly hidden functions. Ask

our showroom staff for a demonstration!

Double Duty

TRENDS

MAXIMIZE YOUR SPACE

Furniture and accessories that

deliver more than meets the eye