Form-meets-function is the theme of Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s latest furniture collection for Living Spaces. The design duo’s summer launch (available July 27) is chock-full of double-duty pieces, like a dining table bench with drawers for stowing extra serveware and a cabinet with built-in slots for hanging wineglasses. While you might know the couple for their love of luxe materials and elevated DIYs, organization is at the heart of their approach to design. “Storage isn’t the sexiest topic, but it does have a bit of magic when you get it right,” Berkus once wrote. These days, with our coffee tables doubling as conference rooms and the kitchen taking on the role of a date-night spot, we’re in dire need of super-practical furniture. So we dug extra-deep into the assortment to find the hardest-working items—and there were some clever gems in the mix.
The Armoire–Turned–Command Station
Tired of working at the kitchen table—or worse, propped up in bed? When you live in a studio apartment, a desk isn’t always an option, but this wardrobe-cum-office ($1,300) offers a middle ground for small-space dwellers. The adjustable shelves can be used for additional clothing storage or books, while the center niche can house a proper desktop and is even outfitted with power outlets and USB ports.
The New Nesting Table
Situated on a series of piano hinges, this accent table ($400) lets you spread your stuff out as you go about your day. From your morning coffee to your latest read to your nightly glass of wine—everything you need can live here, and you won’t have to worry about something toppling over.
The Extendable Coffee Table
Got quite the collection of tchotchkes? Like the nesting table, this extendable surface ($600) gives you more room to display all your little treasures. Simply pull out the wings the next time you acquire a cheery vessel or tray.
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