H&H‘s Joel Bray shares how to add character and personality a new apartment. See how he used vintage accessories, bold decorating moves and personalized details to create a handsome space that wows.

Since it was a new-build, the apartment had a contemporary aesthetic, so Joel layered in vintage pieces and patterns to create a cozy atmosphere. In the den, drama is evoked with dark walls, a geometric light fixture and a secondhand chair upholstered in a Japanese-style block print. A large credenza in the hallway anchors a stunning gallery wall inspired by the homeowner’s favorite things. In the bedroom, beautiful wallpaper that looks hand-drawn creates a focal point, while symmetrical night tables keep the small space balanced.