Our 1950’s beach cottage has an addition
built in the 1980’s over the garage.
It is spacious and light filled.
Here is what we did to make it our own retreat…
I wanted it to feel peaceful
with creams, whites, soft blues and crystal…
Before we moved in…not bad but we needed
more efficient windows and new flooring.
Also, we wanted to build a wall across here to
make a more intimate bedroom and
carve out a home office.
I have posted about my new office
This leads to the bathroom…
You can read more about the new bathrooms
We kept the gas fireplace where it was and
cleaned it. It’s nice that it is higher so that you
can see it from the bed.
Big television for Howard…ah, well, compromises.
The bedroom color inspiration came from a duvet cover
bought at Macy’s a couple years ago.
The blue paint on the walls is called “My Painter Wants to Shoot Me.”
In other words, it was a custom mix that we played with over a few days.
In the end, I would say it is a cross between Benjamin Moore’s Glass Slipper and Blue Lace.
The ceiling is Benjamin Moore’s Super White.
The painting below is of Newport Beach’s Back Bay.
The pick stitch pillow and matching quilt are from
I took the pillow to our local monogram shop for the over sized monogram.
The gas fireplace is original but we replaced the grout and added new cement logs.
The petite sun burst mirror is from
The crystal lamps were from Williams Sonoma Home.
The ivory linen drapes were custom made (with a Parisian pleat) and a
blue velvet border that matches the newly recovered bergere chairs.
All the fabric was purchased at a discount fabric outlet–more about that
The crystal chandelier was given to us by my mother.
It was in our home while I was growing up.
I bought this bench at an antique store in Florida and recently recovered it with a
Kravet raffia fabric and nail heads. The carved legs were originally from an old bed frame.
It came out darker than I expected from my computer screen
(non-returnable–something to remember when ordering from there)
but I think it is fine.
The end tables are from
and the magazine baskets are from Target.
This floor is throughout the house and is relatively easy to maintain and
gives us the casual, beach cottage feel.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.