|~living room after~|
|~living room before~|
Don't you just love a good makeover? The owners of this 1930s 900-square-foot Santa Monica cottage took six months for essential renovations, tackling the rest of the to-do list as they were able to over the next several years. I love that they raised the roof (literally!) to open things up instead going with the suggested tear-down route. See much more of this beautiful restoration at Sunset (photos: Lisa Romerein; homeowners: Julie Hart and Monet LeMon).
Kitchen paint: Decorator's White in eggshell (semi-gloss trim) from Benjamin Moore
Kitchen tile: 3x6 White K101 from Daltile