In a small bedroom, a tiny wall mounted nightstand doubles as a bedside lamp. The surface is just large enough to perch a drink or a book. A stepping stool (invaluable in a small space with high storage) doubles as a tiny bookcase.
Interiors: Minimalist interior design by Joseph Dirand. The New York Times takes us inside the French architect's stunning Paris apartment. Seen here is his small kitchen - copper accents, unique marble and herringbone/chevron floors.
But bench also no window side? Kitchen and dining area layout for a small apartment. The long bench combined with wooden chairs is a really nice idea. Single stools would be uncomfortable but a cushioned bench is something else.