West Village apartments are usually small and overpriced, but this one is spacious, open, and bright, though I am sure still way overpriced. At only 650 SF, Sarah does a great job opening up the rooms and utilizing every square inch without cluttering it up. What inspires me most is her use of wall coverings. It helps to add space and charm to her already chic apartment. The zig zag wall is the center of the apartment and it works wonders to unite her funky and colorful living room wing with her clean and simple bedroom and bathroom wing. Then, she adds a dark blue wall without it standing out or being oppressive. Instead it expands the entire room. Usually people steer away from dark walls as they can make a room too extreme, drawing too much attention, but because Sarah’s place is already well lit and colorful, a dark painted wall adds depth. It is always a good idea to take one wall in your space and either paint it or add a beautiful wall paper. But be careful because this process is time consuming and not one you want to redo if the color doesn’t turn out just right. For funkier, brighter papers and colors, choose a smaller wall, but one that will stand out. Sarah’s zig zag wall wouldn’t have the same effect if it was the dark blue. It would swallow the area. But a bright pink might look great here, since the wall is central and doesn’t cover too much. For larger, statement walls, use a more moody color, deep reds, purples, greys. But make sure the wall isn’t segmented. Darker colors emphasize corners and changes. Sarah hides these corners with white bookshelves, helping to transition the deep blue to the off white of the neighboring wall. Congrats Sarah on taking a small apartment and making it big.