Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Chic and Gorgeous Seaside Cottage Renovation

Moving from the "Sound" side house from the earlier post this week,
I thought I would show a very different kind of waterside home.
Jill Johnson is a designer who lives in Manhattan Beach, California.
The house was redone on the inside and outside from scratch - and
as you can see above - with fantastic results for a 1800 sq ft home
where every crook and cranny was put to good use.

I really adore the kitchen and how she used accessories to add a
splash of color (greens and blues.)

Can you believe this was the kitchen before? 
The kitchen was a complete teardown.

A closer look at the details of the kitchen - white cabinets
with luxurious marble and nickel pulls.  Green and blue dishes
and accessories litter the kitchen.

As I mentioned before, the house is only 1800 sq feet and so
every space there was, nooks and drawers were built in
including this sofa across from the kitchen.

The original exterior of the house.

After exterior renovations...Now that's what I call
a Major upgrade on the curb appeal of this home. 
The new window shutters, wood shingle siding and
 brickwork all make a huge difference including
opening up the car port space.

Here is Jill Johnson hanging out at the front door of her home.

A before shot of the master bedroom.

This is what her bedroom looks like now.  Absolutely
divine isn't it?  I adore the colors she used and love her
taste in furniture and fixtures.

A fun living room with lots of different prints.

Her baby's bedroom with a "To die for Armoire" in a
shade of Robin Egg Blue.

What a fun and cozy dining room.  I'm a huge fan of gray and so
I find it cool how she painted the table gray to match the wallpaper
and fabric on the chairs.

Did I mention that I love this woman's taste in furniture?  Right
down my alley with all of the Hollywood Regency references
with the faux bamboo furniture.

So what do you think?  It's sort of like a cottage with a chic and
sophisticated edge to it.  What's your favorite room or thing from
the house?