This 800-square-foot Brooklyn apartment is full of smart storage solutions | Architectural Summary

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But their dream apartment had a few weak points, one of which was storage. “Living in New York, we’re no strangers to limited storage, but when we moved in, we realized we only had one closet, which obviously isn’t ideal,” Megan says. To solve this problem, they added custom shelves from Rakk in the dining room so they can store and display all their dishes, books, photos and designer items. “We like to reorganize this shelf every two months with new objects and photos,” says Megan. “It helps refresh the space and give it personality.” The kitchen also had limited storage options and was quite compact, so the pair made use of wall space again, adding hooks, rods and magnets to hold their pots, utensils and knives.

The bedroom is the most neutral room in the apartment as the couple wanted this space to be more serene, so there are fewer accent colors here. That said, they felt it was important to bring in plants to tie the space together.

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The window shelters their cactus garden as it receives plenty of light.

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The office includes a custom desk and chair that the couple built themselves and were inspired by a trip they took to Judd House. Also wishing to exhibit their books, they again opted for a Rakk wall system – but this time they chose to bring in more warmth by making the shelves wooden rather than white. A Karl Martens print hangs alongside.

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It was important to them to make sure the space was comfortable, bright and playful. Since the apartment is small, they needed to maximize every square inch of space. They achieved this by keeping the furniture neutral and clean, extending their storage solutions to the walls, and focusing on the main accessories and artwork in the space. “We’re both very creative, so we wanted to make sure our home was infused with both of our personalities, without taking each other too seriously,” Megan explains. Noah is an avid book and record collector and Megan enjoys designer objects, art and furniture. Early on, they decided that rather than hide all of their items, they would put them on display to honor their respective interests. “We think it gives the apartment a lot of character and it’s a great reflection of who we are as designers and creatives,” they say.

While the furniture is clean and neutral, it layered the space with vintage wool Hudson Bay patterned blankets and pillows to elevate things a bit. This area is cozy with a mix of neutral tones and natural textures.

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