Design duo Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke show Domino magazine how they gave a Brooklyn row house wacky-but-wonderful charm through clever renovating, bold decorating and easy shortcuts.

in the guest bedroom (before)

the goal Turning a quiet part of the house into a comfortable, secluded retreat for friends and family.

renovating fixTo concoct a distinct realm for visitors, two petite rooms were morphed into one. A deck made by Trex, which uses reclaimed wood and recycled plastic in its designs, was also incorporated, extending from a new French door that overlooks the garden. Crown moldings were installed—an add that, according to Nixon, "can really provide some architecture and make it feel like a different place."

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