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Compact spaces require more creativity—peruse these colourful collections, versatile designs and clever innovations made with petite homes in mind; these include a versatile wall-hung bed and desk, as well as a whisky cabinet made specially for Tatler Homes Curates

Maximising every square inch of your abode seems ever more pertinent, especially if you’re spending more time indoors while working from home.

Start small by focusing on how you can improve the functionality of underutilised areas of your residence. Whether you’re planning to elevate your workspace or thinking of turning your balcony into a lounge area to unwind during your downtime, these versatile pieces will help make nesting at home more comforting and conducive to your changing needs. 

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Malawi rattan chairs from Island Living

Create a cosy nook for reading or catching up on your favourite shows with a new armchair. Featuring a dark rattan frame that’s handcrafted in Indonesia, these rattan seats bring home the resort-like ambience with its beautifully woven details; each chair includes a seat pad. Specially on Tatler Homes Curates, each purchase of the Malawi chair comes with a complimentary cushion in a premium outdoor fabric in either green or grey leaf pattern. 

Available at Tatler Homes Curates

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Adora SLQ WP washing machine from V-ZUG

Powered by a highly efficient heat pump that reduces annual energy usage to just 116 kWh, this energy-efficient washing machine also reduces its environmental impact with  low water consumption with its sensor-controlled washing cycles and its patented Vibration Absorbing System (VAS) that achieves a whisper-quiet 71Db spin cycle.

It can also use water heated with solar power and is equipped with a full-colour display that facilitates its ease of use. Other handy functions include an anti-crease feature that uses steam to smooth out creases in your clothes, as well as a patented anti-mite programme and a WeClean gentle-wash feature suitable for delicate fabrics.  

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Murphy Wall Bed with Desk and Shelving from Tí Furniture

This multi-purpose piece incorporates a desk, shelving as well as wall bed that can be stowed away in the day; a locking safety mechanism keeps the bed secure against the wall when it’s not in use. This 2m-tall wall bed measures just 40cm in depth when folded, and its space-saving design makes it especially useful for if you have a room that doubles as your home office. Each wall bed also comes with a complimentary Queen-sized mattress. 

Available at Tatler Homes Curates

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Angsana daybed from Roger & Sons

Created specially for Tatler Homes Curates by homegrown carpentry brand Roger & Sons, this daybed celebrates the beauty of the locally-sourced timber.

With its simple form and subtle curves, this daybed is perfect for lounging. Handcrafted in solid Angsana wood, its pared-back design highlights the natural characteristics of the wood. For a comfortable recline, this piece features a headrest that can be raised, with cushions secured with brass thumbscrews; round chamfered edges complete its elegant look. 

Available exclusively at Tatler Homes Curates

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Angsana Whiskey cabinet from Roger & Sons

Display your hand-picked alcohol collection in this whiskey cabinet, crafted in solid Angsana wood by local carpentry brand Roger & Sons; it's also specially designed for Tatler Homes Curates.

This chic cabinet can store the essential accessories you’d need—glasses, ice bucket and bottle openers—and more, so that you have everything set for your great night in.  It features a chamfered top in either leather or marble, which can be used as a tabletop for your drinks. The tambour door slides both ways, allowing easy access to your cocktail-making tools and glassware.  

Available exclusively at Tatler Homes Curates

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Austin curved sofa from Snow Globe

Embrace the retro mood with this curvaceous sofa that’s sumptuously clad in plush velvet. This sofa is available as a two or three-seater, featuring a brushed gold-plated finish for its stainless steel base. Choose from a variety of colours for the velvet upholstery, including emerald green (pictured above); other hues are also available upon request. Exclusively for Tatler Homes Curates, each sofa comes with complimentary accent cushions. 

Available exclusively at Tatler Homes Curates

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Luxxy desk chair from Living with Dot

With its vibrant hue, this seat makes a cheerful accent piece in any space. Produced by Dot, a new retail brand by TLE, this chair is among the affordable designs from its debut collection. Additionally, its faux leather upholstery has been designed to be anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and easy to clean; the seat is supported by a powder-coated metal alloy base with castor wheels. This colourful seat is available in lime and hot pink.

Available at Tatler Homes Curates

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Karl side table and lamp from Living with Dot

Minimise clutter with space-saving furniture that combine multiple functions. This multipurpose piece features an integrated lighting piece to make more room on the tabletop for your drinks and books. Comprising a spray-painted timber tabletop, a blue powder-coated metal stand and a black lampshade, this quirky piece is also an instant conversation starter. 

Available exclusively at Tatler Homes Curates

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Buckee pouf from Living with Dot

Designed with a functional handle, this lightweight pouf is portable and can be easily carried around your home. It can be used as an accent stool in your child’s bedroom or as an additional seat in your living room. Upholstered in a low-maintenance faux leather, the piece is made to be antibacterial and antifungal; its rounded form makes it child-friendly, too.  

Available at Tatler Homes Curates

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Dexter chair from Living with Dot

With its earthy tone and the curved backrest, this modern seat provides both comfort and elegance. The chair is supported by a solid timber frame and is dressed in easy-care faux leather; its timeless design makes this versatile piece as suitable for the dining room or home office.  

Available at Tatler Homes Curates

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Slumbersofa Classic sofa and bed from Spaceman

This clever multifunctional design from Spaceman comprises both a sofa and a full-size bed with hidden storage incorporated under the sofa, too.

Crafted in Italy, the bed can be made in a horizontal or vertical model to suit various spatial requirements and various bed sizes ranging from single to queen size. Choose from melamine, veneer and lacquer finishes as well as a wide array of upholstery options for the sofa-bed's fully removable covers. The model also features a soft-open safety system that makes it easily to handle.

You can also customise this design to include a bedside table, shelves, headboard, a remote control as well as matching cabinetry.