Brooklyn residents, Jasmine and Jay, participated in last year's AT Cure and in addition to masterfully tackling their living room, they transformed an awkward strip in their railroad apartment into a charming nursery for their son, Henry. We live in a railroad apartment ourselves so we know exactly the challenge they faced - how to make a dark, narrow, undefined space into a cozy, usable part of your home.
The space in question lies between Jasmine and Jay's living room and bedroom and Jasmine reports that it had become somewhat of a dumping ground where they stored things. I thought, "no way
could this 30 x 8 foot room ever be a real room..." But once we were forced to make it work, I realized that even a really narrow room can become a usable space.
As you can see from the photo above, they deliberated a bit on the paint and wisely chose a sunny yellow to compensate for the room's lack of windows. For the same reason, they went with a light-colored rug.
You know what this means: we can no longer use the dimensions of our similarly shaped room as an excuse to treat it like a second-class citizen. Hats off to Jasmine and Jay!