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Check out these impressive "before & after" photos of a Marina Del Rey 3-story condo done by the design team of Thomas-Somero Design. The project was for a couple that just moved to LA from New York City, excited to start a new coastal life. Unfortunately their new condo was stuck in an '80s time capsule, with mauve carpeting and bare walls in serious need of a refresh. And what a refreshing job they've done...a clean and contemporary look throughout, using artwork/photography, new flooring throughout, wicker seating and dramatic 10ft. high drapes to transform a static interior into one filled with inviting visual interest.

We like their use of airy, light lighting and careful splashes of colour throughout; a good inspiration for modernizing out of style spaces with careful choices and mixtures of new and old elements. Check out more photos of "before & after" photos here.