12/01/2014

Cloverdale



Hello! Today's home is a 1924 cottage near Culver City's art district in Los Angeles.  

Come on in to the sunny living room:


Obviously we'd have to be mindful of scale, but I thought this arrangement and color scheme would perk up the place:

{Better Homes and Gardens}

Yep, our fireplace would have to be painted white, but I think it could stand to be softened a little.

The dining room has a sweet built-in cabinet and the floors appear to be in good shape:



How about painting our cabinet to give it a little personality, and adding some simple style and charm?  Oops, just noticed the pumpkin in the inspiration photo.  Time to put that away!

The kitchen appears to have been updated fairly recently:


{Tobi Fairley}

This kitchen looks a little color-shy for a Tobi Fairley design, but its on-trend chrome drawer pulls are just what our kitchen needs.

Here is the first bedroom:


{Better Homes and Gardens}

This simple design would work well for us.  I think guests would be quite comfortable here.

The master bedroom has french doors to the backyard:


{Ina Garten via House Beautiful}

Again, a simple and comfortable design for a simple and comfortable cottage.

Now with this post, I've held off decorating for Christmas as long as I can.  There are too many cities with holiday names for me to restrain myself any longer.  
Stay tuned for some mistletoe and holly around these parts, soon!







8 comments :

  1. Good bones on this one! Lots of potential!! I can't wait to see all the Christmas goodness! xo Kristy

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    1. Hi Kristy- I've been having fun on Pinterest! More cottages are in store....:)

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  2. I'm continually amazed at the magic you work with those before and after rooms. Come do my house soon...please!

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    1. Your house has already had it's share of magic-- that's why it's fun to stop by for virtual visits! :)

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  3. Vicki,
    I love this little cottage. It seems, as Kristy said, to have good bones. It's modest but refreshing and if Cloverdale is the name of the area it's in, (I should know this,right), that is only an added "charm" bonus. I really like very single inspiration photo you'e shared. Christmas homes will be fun. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :-)
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen- I'm not familiar with this particular neighborhood either, but Culver City does have a lot of cute cottages. We did have a nice Thanksgiving. Hope you and Baby Fae had lots of cuddle time!

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  4. Ooohhh, I am loving this one. You have such a great eye... :)

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    1. Hi Dee- I really gravitate to this color palette, but it's probably a good thing I don't have those white couches! Maybe someday.... :)

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