New storage, clever furniture, and lots of pegboards help a New York attorney get organized.

Adjustable pegboards help lawyer Dan Franklin manage his compact apartment in downtown Manhattan. The Executive Chair is by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller.

When Dan Franklin purchased a one-bedroom, 710-square-foot apartment conveniently situated on the southeast corner of Manhattan’s Union Square, he knew right away that he wanted to renovate. “This is the exact location I wanted to be in, but I thought it could do more,” he explains. 

The old apartment’s inadequacies would be familiar to anyone who’s ever lived in a big city. In the original layout, the bedroom faced the entryway, offering little barrier between public and private, and a long living room culminated in a cramped galley kitchen.

Adjustable pegboards help lawyer Dan Franklin manage his compact apartment in downtown Manhattan.

Adjustable pegboards help lawyer Dan Franklin manage his compact apartment in downtown Manhattan.

Photo: Matthew Williams



Adjustable pegboards help lawyer Dan Franklin manage his compact apartment in downtown Manhattan. The Executive Chair is by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller.

In his office, formerly a closet, the pegs can be rearranged to hang shelving. The Executive Chair is by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. 

Photo: Matthew Williams

The workspace disappears behind custom doors.

The workspace disappears behind custom doors.

Photo: Matthew Millman

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