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 living room (before)

the goal A place where guests feel as if they've stepped into a British country manor souped up with splashes of color.

renovating fix The Tudor-style four-story underwent a substantial yearlong renovation, but some rooms, like the living room, required less work, so they focused on emphatic decorating flourishes. However, they did invest in Andersen wood windows throughout (vinyl had been swapped in for some of the originals) for a sense of tradition.

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