Apartment Therapy room design in the Small/Cool NYC event designed by Kevin Francis O'Gara and featuring the Serta Perfect Sleeper bed

Serta Is Proud to Be a Partner in Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool NYC 2023 Design Event!

October 18, 2023

Author: Apartment Therapy

Small/Cool NYC is Apartment Therapy’s award-winning home decor pop-up event with smart and surprising tips and tricks for small, cool spaces. They challenged 18 of the industry’s top designers and design tastemakers to create the smallest, coolest rooms they could imagine in 120 square feet or less. Each room has its own unique, distinct design style — and Serta is excited to be a partner for one of them!


Interior and product designer, artist, and influencer Kevin Francis O’Gara curated a serene bedroom titled “Restful Retreat,” and the space is exactly that: a cozy respite from the busy world.

 Apartment Therapy room design in the Small/Cool NYC event featuring the Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattress undressed


“Inspired by Serta’s Perfect Sleeper Mattress, this restful retreat was designed for watching clouds and counting sheep,” Kevin says. “Utilizing a primarily monochrome blue palette and a few key small space design solutions, I brought my signature New Regency style to life through a sophisticated mix of style references, materiality, and designer finishes.” The Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattress lives up to its name: It’s ideal for every type of sleeper. Whether on your back, side, or stomach (or somewhere in between), its 825-coil system provides the support and cushioning you need, wherever you need it.

 Apartment Therapy room design in the Small/Cool NYC event designed by Kevin Francis O'Gara and featuring the Serta Perfect Sleeper bed


The cornflower blue bed frame, sky blue area rug, baby blue wallpaper, and light blue curtains set the tone for rest, relaxation, and recharging. But Kevin’s room is more than just a haven for nurturing your mind, body, and spirit; it’s also plenty functional. Perhaps you noticed the sleek bookshelves symmetrically flanking the bed? They serve multiple purposes./p> “Multifunctional furniture is a small-space dweller's best friend,” Kevin advises. “Not only does a bookshelf make a great statement nightstand, but it also capitalizes on vertical space in the room. Opt for shelving with a closed cabinet base or use baskets on the lowest shelves to reduce visual clutter.”


Visit Small/Cool NYC and see Kevin’s room for yourself! You can walk through all 18 trend-inspired visions, get inspiration for every size square footage, and find out which mattress is right for your best night’s rest at our Sleep HQ.


Small/Cool NYC takes place at Industry City, New York’s hub for media, creatives, and entrepreneurs. It starts Friday, October 13 and runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 29. Reserve your free tickets now.



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