Seaside Cottage Renovation Inspiration

April 13, 2011 at 5:23 AM 2 comments

Yesterday, while searching for inspiration photos for a project, I came across an awesome renovation by designer Jill Johnson.

I think I was most impressed with how they elevated the street appeal.  Here is the before…

And the exterior after…

The wood shingle siding, brickwork, and reorienting of the front entrance makes all the difference in the world!  Designer and owner, Jill Johnson, is so cute sitting on her front steps.

Now, let’s take a look at the interior renovations..

Bedroom before

And after…

I absolutely love the light, breezy colors that brings that beach feeling home.  The faux bamboo chandelier is perfection!

Another fabulous striped rug and relaxed feel of this gorgeous living room.

Her baby’s room has the perfect amount of sophistication mixed with fun kid’s appeal.

Love this dining room!  It’s tucked away in the inspiration file.

Jill also has a beautiful store, Waterleaf Interiors, located in Manhattan Beach.  If you are ever in the area, you must stop by there!  A friend of mine works there and it sounds like it has to be the cutest store ever; I can’t wait to visit.  Check out my friend’s always inspiring interior design blog: Design Compass.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Beatrice  |  April 13, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    That is the cutest cottage and the light and colors are wonderful. I love that it is not all enormous and grand—just the way a cottage should be.

  • 2. Lauren Grote  |  April 13, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    wow–I love it!


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