House Tour: Megan's Manhattan Beach Cottage

House Tour: Megan's Manhattan Beach Cottage

Sep 29, 2006

Name: Megan Samuels
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Size: 1800 sq. ft.

We featured Megan's flickr post last week, and now we bring you the official full house tour! You can also see more images at her Flickr page.

Do you have an idea for a house tour? Let me know!
jonathan (at) apartmenttherapy (dot) com

Years lived in: 5

My/our Style: Classic with a dash of wit

The Inspiration for my home: The great design of a found object, living with dogs and children, the beach

Favorite element: color

Biggest Challenge in designing my home: This house is a box. it had no architectual detailing, the cielings are low and it's been added on to in a bowling alley fashion. I created a 'nantucket' bedroom by applying 1x6s to the dry wall and salvaged windows anddoors

What friends Say about my home: It's amazing what you can do with a little paint
Biggest Embarrassment in my home: The kitchen,or lack thereof

Proudest DIY: The headboard in the guest room

Biggest Indulgence with respect to my home: The ridiculous bathroom the previous owners put in, although a design misstep...I secretly enjoy it!

Best Advice given or received: Go for it.

Dream Source for stuff: Well appointed homes in the carribean--the mix of provenance and beach is what I aspire to. Aspire being the operative word!

LG space saver-pacific appliances.


living room chairs: quatrine.
living room armoire: worldware, sf
coffee table: ikea
antique hand me downs
dresser: 'bill' in northbeach (sf) on grant
master bed: summer house, mill valley.
kitchen table and chairs: ikea.

orchids: trader joes (best secret!).
coral hooks: anthropologie..

lamps are mostly from esate sales.

living room/kitchen martha stewart 'taper green' kmart collection….

floors: sherrwin wllms woodscapes exterior/deck 'shagbark'..

Rugs and Carpets
living room kilim: pottery barn.
bedroom persion carpet, kansas city, mo

Window Treatments
fabric: diamond foam and fabric.

summer house, mill valley.

jane wilson, 'big sky' fischbach gallery new york
wolf kahn,morgan gallery, kansas city.
nancy hagen, 'tulips', fischbach
elaine dekooning 'bacchus', colnaghi gallery
mandavere, sketch, colnaghi gallery
floral paintings, ebay

large mirror over sofa, found in basement of sf house…

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