Special Nonexistent Furniture

after living room
before living room

living room

Despite lots of tight spaces in this 1900s Oakland, Calif., Craftsman-style home, the homeowners saw potential. Filmy white shades diffuse the natural sunlight throughout the sitting area, while pale fabrics and rugs brighten the space. 


Dark colors, boxy furniture, and heavy window treatments make the space feel small. 
Photo: Erika McConnell