IF YOU assume you need an expansive Greek Revival pile crawling with ghosts and English ivy to summon the attract of New Orleans, this New York Town studio offers a sumptuous rebuttal—in 240 square toes. “Being from Louisiana, I adore antiques, traditional design and up to date art,” mentioned Keith Carroll, the interior designer who spends five months of the yr here, when he’s not in his native Wisner, La., or Los Angeles. “I tried out to carry that heat and inviting French Quarter strategy below.”
Practically talking, the postage-stamp-sized ground strategy works for the reason that two areas serve triple-obligation. In the principal room, Mr. Carroll life, sleeps and hosts supper functions for four—using his mattress/sofa as a banquette and unfolding a desk he merchants tucked driving an armoire in which he stores apparel. His kitchen counter capabilities as a food stuff-prep surface, a bar when entertaining and a perform desk. His paradoxical idea: “In a modest space, go significant. Even larger parts visually broaden the space.” Just be certain to health supplement them with leggy furniture, he extra: “Everything but the banquette and armoire is lifted up.” In this article, how Mr. Carroll brought Southern grandeur to the West Village.