CS: Can you talk a little about how you created the foyer nook?
KS: As you can see in the before shot the two spaces (foyer and living room) melded into one and there was no definition. In a small space you really want to emphasize what you have, so in this case I wanted to make the two spaces really defined. So I used a DIY project in my upcoming book, The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces, of painting a chevron pattern on the walls to really make it special. In a tiny area like this or a powder room you can really have fun with the walls and treat it like a jewel box. It was a great way to turn one area into two real spaces in a glamorous way.