A Cure for the Common Condo

The symptoms: a washed-out palette and a down-and-out vibe. The Rx: a little reconstructive surgery, followed by a heavy dose of wallpaper, fabric, and paint

Condo open floor plan
Photographer Dominique Vorillon; Stylist Heather Chadduck

Remedy #1: Fix the Floor Plan

To rid the condo of light-barring walls and cramped, cheerless spaces, Phoebe completely gutted it. Her first move was to push the three bedrooms to the side and back of the condo, giving each at least one window and leaving the hardworking spaces, like the kitchen and baths, for the central, windowless core.

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