Collection by Andrea Smith

Unique Ways to Design with Recessed Space


To minimize material and visual clutter in a small space, creating recesses for lighting or storage is a handy solution.

The interior is small, but comfortable. It fits a double bed, coffee table, and chair.
Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of...
The same philosophy inspired the quirky window- sill flowerpot recess.
H2O Architectes used curvy cutouts in the space’s central column to draw the eye around its corners.
The cedar weatherboard ceiling in the living pavilion features triangular recesses for lightbulbs.
The architects employed several time-honored tricks to make the home feel more spacious.
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