By Lauren Maiorana

Whether you live in a small pied-a-terre or sprawling penthouse, multifunctional pieces are always a good idea—especially in New York City. These are our top five pieces with dual purposes that we just can’t get enough of.


Lorraine Tufted Bench : Pottery Barn $799

sofaStorage benches don’t only look pretty; they provide an ample amount of storage (keeping clutter at bay), and can be placed in a bedroom, foyer, or living room, while providing extra seating as a bonus.


Cymbal Storage Drum Table :Crate and Barrel $199

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Looking for that perfect small- scale side table? This one only measures about 20” high and 15” wide. It’s quite an attractive little side table, and has a lid with hidden storage.


Coffee Table : West Elm $549-$799

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This clever storage coffee table has always been a favorite. It has a sleek design, abundant hidden space, and a top that, can be used to eat or write on. Not to mention it comes in a reclaimed wood or white lacquer finish and two different sizes.


Marina Mirror Rack : CB2 $229

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This mirror/hook combo is perfect for any small entry space in need of a place to hang a coat or bag—while still looking pretty.


Duo Side Table Floor Lamp : West Elm $399

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Mid-century meets multi-tasker. This is the perfect piece to lounge next to and read your favorite book while drinking a cup of tea.

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