Old Hollywood glamour and Mission-style architecture mesh beautifully in this Los Angeles cottage. The house’s front façade gives passersby a hint of the stylish interiors and complementary outdoor living spaces.
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A balance of formal structures and lush foliage make this Mediterranean-style cottage garden unique.
To make the most of a narrow lot, architects placed the front door at the end of a colonnaded walkway that runs along the side of the house.
A perfect balance of the home’s two decorative styles is present in the entry hall. Iron railings and Spanish tiles on the stairs are paired with a graphic area rug and a funky peacock vase.
Interesting lighting fixtures break up this simple hallway that connects all of the spaces, indoor and outdoor, on the first floor.
To keep furnishings from being swallowed up by the dining room’s small but tall scale, designer Jackie Terrell grounded the space with a large chandelier and used bright colors to make it feel snug.
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There is much more to this dining table than meets the eye. Terrell created the table using two vintage movie camera tripods topped with lumber wrapped in outdoor fabric.
Dinnerware and table linens are neatly and conveniently arranged in this vintage console. The weathered piece brings a nice rustic touch to the rest of the very glam room.
Bright yellow window shades, patterned chests, olive armchairs, and a bright red rug not only pop, they explode against the living room’s crisp white walls.
The kitchen should reflect the home’s architecture and is a good place to start from when decorating. Here, dark olive green, a traditional Spanish color, is used for the kitchen cabinets and backsplash tile.
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The island’s dark stain and turned legs make it resemble a table. Instead of barstools, a raised banquette and slip-covered chairs make lingering more enticing.
Not matching counters with island countertops brings new life and more interest to a kitchen. Here we see modern, zinc countertops around the kitchen, paired with a brighter, more cottage-looking island topper.
The Moorish-inspired curvilinear design in the backsplash tiles complements the sleekness of the zinc hood and dual-fuel range.
Lime green walls and shelves display “kitchen art,” (cereal box and canned good labels) in the pantry. Leaving out a door makes the pantry really become part of the kitchen as a whole.
Just off the dining room and connected to the kitchen is a convenient butler’s pantry, complete with a sink, warming drawers, and a family message center created using magnetic wall paint.
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A mirrored chest and pewter decorative items dress up the wine cellar.
Even though this space is tiny, bright colors found in orange glass subway tiles and yellow wall paint give this bathroom plenty of visual interest and style.
Painting the walls of the den a dark black-blue color created the perfect seamless backdrop for a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. Upholstered chaise longues instead of sofas also make for comfy TV-watching.
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A decorative mirror creates a focal point and adds more personality than plain, forgettable mirrors typically found above a sink.
Used throughout the house to highlight authentic architectural elements, the decorative tile risers are a perfect match for the wrought iron banister.
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Decorative tiles line deeply splayed window casings while amplifying and reflecting natural light coming in.
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While the rest of the house features a bold color palette, the master bedroom uses softer hues to create a soft and restful retreat.
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Two arm chairs and an oversized ottoman in front of the fireplace create a cozy sitting room in the master bedroom.
Sconces are hung above mirrors for a soft glow, leaving plenty of room on the vanity for decorative glass lamps.
To mimic the serene color palette in the master bedroom, sky blue glass subway tiles line the sink, tub, and shower.
Tall ceilings in this bedroom are accentuated with highly hung curtain panels, split in half with a vibrant solid fabric on top and a paisley print on the bottom.
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Graphic prints in funky, orange spray-painted frames are mounted on a wall for inexpensive artwork.
Floor-to-ceiling glass subway tiles offer a clever interpretation of the ceramic versions used in cottages from the 1920s and 30s.
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Vibrant green walls and bright blue glass subway tiles make this laundry room an exciting space.
A brick fireplace set in a recessed niche expresses the sculptural quality of stucco-sided homes.
Designed as an extension of the living room, the loggia, with its three arched openings and corresponding French doors blurs the distinction between indoors and out.
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Outdoor curtains and fans centered on the arches create a cool and shaded respite from the sun-drenched back garden.
Only 14-feet long, this pool with a propeller-generated current is a great space-saving solution for cottage owners with small yards who want to swim laps.
First used in ancient Greece, classical elements such as these columns both support the loggia’s arcade and provide decorative appeal.
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