In this stunning small-home makeover, see how a few smart strategies made the most of a mere 1,200 square feet
On the wall: A bright, geometric painting by Brian anchors the part of the great room that serves as the dining room. In a house this small, it gets plenty of use: Mark and Brian eat at the table nearly every night.
On the ceiling: Recessed light boxes create the illusion of skylights.
On the floor: Despite their dark color, a glass-topped table and spidery chairs keep the space light and airy.