- Light from above. A wall-mounted, textured glass sconce stands in for a reading lamp in this ultranarrow room—which has a layout that only allows for a bed and a single end table.
- Deck out the ceiling. Continuous lace-patterned wallpaper gives walls the appearance of extending up...indefinitely. Below, the designers used black paint (their client's favorite color) to widen the headboard and shade her closet door. "You would think it would feel small," adds Amy, "but people come in and say, 'There's a lot of room in here!'"