(Image credit: Lesley Unruh )

Project by: Alexandra Barker
Location: Brooklyn, New York

This apartment across from Prospect Park in Brooklyn is for a family of three, but shows that you don't have to have a lot going on in a space for it to seem sophisticated. This place feels serene with its white, pale gray and blue color palette, saved from being boring with warm tones sprinkled throughout.

(Image credit: Lesley Unruh )
(Image credit: Lesley Unruh )

From the designer:

The clients purchased a first floor apartment across the street from Prospect Park with lots of windows but with a strangely dark interior. We worked with budget-friendly fixes to bring light into the space. A new palette of pale blue and gray and new white moldings and pickling stain on the floors replaced the mustard walls and dark-stained oak woodwork. Wood slat blinds were replaced with light-diffusing cellular shades. A white marble countertop and blue pendant lights turned the island into a gathering spot. The most transformative move was the installation of a reclaimed marble mantel that provided a serene focal point to the main living space.

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Thanks, Alexandra Barker!

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