Architects Jeremy Sturgess and Lesley Beale make the most of compact quarters with made-to-fit storage.

Get the Look: Sophisticated Under-the-Stairs Storage - Western LivingThe Look: Sophisticated Storage

Architects Jeremy Sturgess and Lesley Beale split their time between Calgary and Vancouver. But though their West Coast space—a gorgeous industrial-chic loft in the Arthur Erickson-designed Waterfall building—is smaller, smartly configured cabinetry gives the couple plenty of room to stow the essentials: even the awkward space beneath the stairs is maximized for efficiency, with a collection of custom white-panelled cabinets in varying heights arranged in a cascade for a perfect fit.

For more design inspo, subscribe to the WL Daily!

Architects, Jeremy Sturgess and Lesley Beale, Sturgess Architecture, Calgary, Hay Denmark stool, Vancouver Special, Vancouver, Kit, Calgary, Bensen sofa, Inform Interiors, Vancouver,; House Brand, Calgary,; Hutk, Winnipeg, Cabinetry, Cube Millwork, Vancouver, Rega record player, Vancouver Special, Vancouver, Statuettes, tote bag, homeowner’s own.