Colorful and Organized Small Spaces

See how color and organization are key to designing a small space. A Seattle couple gets organized to fit a home office, skylights become the center of attention in a NYC space, a beach condo gets a minimalist makeover, and bold color adds

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Hakarl Bee hails from Berlin, Germany, where apartments are much bigger and cheaper than in New York. But he was determined to make art out of his bland "white box" by thinking out of the box. Living in a city that's notorious for its basic blacks and grays, the first thing Bee and roommate Jili Jimenez did was to introduce color—bold and vibrant color. A red entrance, orange living room and a yellow dining area give the place a sunny attitude. According to Bee, different colors for each area of the apartment helped structure the space and make it feel larger.

They set aside one wall in the living room by painting it vivid orange and added molding to give it an Old World touch. Depending on the time of day and natural lighting, the orange dramatically changes the mood of the room.