Splash, crash, ow! Whether you’ve gathered people together for a small cocktail hour or a larger dinner party, there’s no doubt that cramped quarters have led to spills, accidents, and bruises at one point or another.
Enter: Suzi West, who's here to make all your hosting headaches disappear. In SPACEStv’s new video, this multi-talented maven — Suzi is a designer-stylist-curator-consultant-entrepreneur — demonstrates how she turned her tiny 200-square-foot Boerum Hill abode into a little piece of Parisian paradise. For example, with no room for a chandelier, she decided instead to go with “opulent sconces," and she also managed to find a place for a late 1800s, handcrafted chest of 112 drawers, as well as many other must-copy details to make her apartment feel decadent (despite its small size). Pas mal, non?
An ardent lover of entertaining, Suzi has mastered making the most of small spaces and throwing a cocktail party with a five-star fun rating. Her secrets? Multi-purpose items — a simple wooden cutting board quickly becomes a cheese tray, or cover up a stovetop with a platter to create extra serving space — stemless glassware, and toothpick hors d’oeuvres.
Watch the video below to learn how Suzi does it, and you'll be on your way to superstar host status. Next step? The perfect home bar.
Photo: Courtesy of SPACEStv