The "captain's chair" in the corner of this traditional living room offers the best view in the house. This traditional Brooklyn townhouse overlooks New York Harbor and features carefully restored period details, like reclaimed antique heart pine flooring and cast iron radiators.
If you’ve got just a bit of money to spend on color, consider putting it into one high-impact piece: your sink. While showstopping cast-iron or fireclay sinks can run you well into four figures, this porcelain-coated stainless steel Porcela sink from Houzer is durable, lightweight and can be found for under $400 at Wayfair.com. This model comes in lemon yellow, mint green and navy blue (shown).