A young couple with busy professional careers asked me to help them create a cozy retreat in the heart of Carroll Gardens. Fortunately, the space, which was once a beautiful turn of the century brownstone, had many of the original features. This included a magnificent stone fireplace, lofty ceilings, large openings with the original French doors and tall windows letting in plenty of sunlight into the back and front rooms of the apartment. The couple brought a number of their own cherished possessions that we worked with along with newly purchased furniture and accessories. The concept was to marry their personal styles and breath a fresh and relaxed young vibe into the lofty space.