Karyn, an interior designer, found the perfect island bungalow in Coronado, California. Of course, it needed a little sprucing up before it would be the entertaining and living space she dreamed of. Check out how she transformed this studio into a chic, multipurpose space:
How gorgeous is this? We love the navy and white against the dark bamboo floors.
I had just moved to the island of Coronado and had the perfect bungalow apartment in mind. I envisioned something small but homey with a comfortable outdoor area. The universe must have been on my side because not two minutes after making my wish list I found the perfect studio apartment. Being a designer has its perks, especially after walking into this place. I immediately envisioned a comfortable home perfect for entertaining. The dirty carpet and handprints on the walls didn't deter me!
Once the lease was signed we got to work. We painted all the walls, replaced the carpet with bamboo flooring, and added 4" thick white baseboards. We used West Elm curtains to separate the bedroom area from the living area. The space may be small (400 square feet), but it accommodates a bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen! I own a design firm in Coronado, Bungalow 56, and have to say that your own home is one of the hardest to design. I am in love with how this remodel turned out!
For more photos, check out Karyn's website, Bungalow 56.
Re-edited from a post originally published 3.14.13-NT
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(Images: 1. Karyn Frazier, 2. Kristen Vincent Photography)