I can't seem to apply a masterpage (which has sub-site-specific branding) to only a single subsite.

If I try to 'Change the Look' of a site by applying a masterpage, I can only do it at the Parent-Site level instead of just the single subsite.

I notice that when I go to Site Settings > Change the Look > Design Manager > Publish & Apply Design I am redirected to Design Manager at the Parent Site Level.

What am I doing wrong?

If this is not possible, what are my options of having a one-pager with custom branding?

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Ok! I just found out what was wrong - I had not set Publishing Features on completely on parent site. Once I did that, I set publishing features on in the subsite and then suddenly a Master Page option popped up in my Subsite's Look and Feel section in its Site Settings!

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