How Tiny Apartments Max Out On Style

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One grand gesture is all it takes for a small space to make maximum impact, whether its high-powered wallpaper, a splurge-worthy piece of furniture, or a gutsy paint job, we share our favorite bold spaces.
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Hand-finished wallpaper by Swedish company Sandberg brightens a Brooklyn brownstone foyer.
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A long, narrow space in an old Toronto storefront becomes elongated with a mix of bright red patterns.
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A plywood door with built-in bookshelves opens into the bedroom to form a bright green reading nook. Glimpsed from the adjacent room, the space looks larger than it is thanks to the lime hue.
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A butter-yellow galley kitchen helps a concrete space feel cozy in a Johannesburg home.
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If a rental space prohibits painting, take a cue from designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama with acid orange furniture and matching rug.
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A warren of five sleeping units in a Greenpoint, Brooklyn loft is hidden behind brightly painted OSB.
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Here's Nix and Novak-Zemplinski, founders of the design firm BioLINIA, in their 1,000-square-foot apartment’s open-plan kitchen, dining, and living space. They had the decorative cabinets and ceiling panels CNC-milled by a Polish subsidiary of the Finnish company Koskisen.

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