Dark paint does not necessarily make spaces look smaller. In this case the intense color makes the room inviting and peaceful. A run of duct work that was added along the top of this wall was also painted chocolate, the duct visually vanished into the wall because the intense color is less reflective than a lighter shade would have been.
This vanity photo courtesy of Haute Nature is a lesson in up-cycling and reuse. As rehabbers we should examine articles already found in a property to see if they can be utilized in the new design of the space. All too often furnishings are replaced with newly purchased items that don’t necessarily add value to a property visually or from a resale perspective. Consider offering a bespoke rehab instead of another big box look. Try reusing found objects, not only will you save rehab dollars but you’ll increase the appeal of your project.