UP­STAIRS, DOWN­STAIRS

For this blogger, turn­ing two apart­ments into one proved to be the right so­lu­tion for her grow­ing fam­ily.

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Cre­atively com­bin­ing two apart­ments into one proved to be the best so­lu­tion for this grow­ing fam­ily.

AN­NEMARIE AND REMBRANDT POORTER’S FIRST HOME—A GROUND-FLOOR APART­MENT—WAS so small that their son Tommy, now 9, spent two years sleep­ing in the cup­board un­der the stairs, like Harry Pot­ter. “We were des­per­ate for more space and were think­ing of mov­ing, be­cause we didn’t have enough bed­rooms for the chil­dren,” says An­nemarie, who has three other chil­dren too. “Then the apart­ment above us came up for sale and we snapped it up.”

THE BRIGHT WHITE FLOORS, walls and sofa are soft­ened by pops of blue and pink and a pat­terned rug. The geo­met­ric pat­tern on the rug brings in­ter­est to the floor. The metal-framed sofa came from Ikea.

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