Small Brooklyn Apartment Remodel with Big Results

From Margaret Everton on October 14, 2010 in New York

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As a former home market magazine editor for Real Simple and Redbook, not to mention a seasoned New York apartment dweller, Jen Jafarzadeh L’Italien knows a thing or two about good design. So when she moved into this Williamsburg, Brooklyn pad with her husband, Dan, she easily made the 825-square-foot layout work to their advantage.

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While the apartment seemed ideal because of its 16-foot loft-style ceilings, there was one obvious thing it lacked: closets. Rather than fight over storage space, the couple turned a small room next into a makeshift closet. Jen painted the walls a stunning Moroccan blue and hung pictures and accessories that complement the purpose of the space.

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Loving everything vintage and antique, Jen adorned this stainless steel table purchased from a restaurant kitchen supply store with a vintage wooden post office box. On the wall she hung a collection of pictures with twine and two brass hooks. Rounding out her “crafting space” is a set of brushes she came across at a flea market.

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The bedroom is simple yet chic, with plush cream bedding, a set of vintage suitcases, and a soft turquoise curtain. Chalkboard paint on the dresser lets the couple to exchange messages with each other.

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Now working at home as a freelance writer, stylist, and entrepreneur with her new Cabin 7 collection, Jen doesn’t mind hanging in her stylish Brooklyn apartment. And that’s a strong sign that this apartment remodel was a successful one.

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