A Small-Space Brooklyn Home That's Classic AND Modern

When faced with a small-space dilemma, your best bet is to seek advice from pros who have worked wonders with their own tight living quarters. Interior designer Nora Calderwood and architect Adam Darter are one design couple who tripled the space potential of their 650-square-foot one-bedroom in Park Slope, Brooklyn — by using color, tearing down a wall, incorporating versatile furniture, and forgoing window treatments.

Interior-design blogger Anne Hellman (who has her own incredible BK home) stepped inside for the details on the carefully considered, budget-friendly renovation, which took a year to complete. Click through for our favorites, and head over to Design Brooklyn for the full story.
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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Arnaud.
What was formerly two rooms is now an open loft with "kitchen" and "living room" areas — perfect for entertaining. The blue clearly defines the cooking space.
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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Arnaud.
A couch with contrasting seat hues makes a quiet statement. No color necessary.
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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Arnaud.
A Lindsey Adelman DIY light fixture is a graphic anchor in the eating area.
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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Arnaud.
The original pink tiling here proves you don't have to remodel everything.
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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Arnaud.
Dusty-pink pillows add subtle color to a bedroom that's decorated with zero decor distractions.
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