Design Evolution: Two Rounds of Reno for a Coronado Cottage

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Karyn and Jessica’s beach bungalow is an ever-evolving small space.

Renovation #1 (2013):

This is what Karyn had to say in 2013: 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.

Renovation #2 (2016):

This time around, Karyn and Jessica decided to go in a completely different direction. After years with dark blue walls, they recently updated this studio again giving it a fresh new look. Their first update was totally lovely, but they were ready for something lighter. They went with white walls, chunky neutral textures and warm woods that really brighten up the space, but still keep it cozy and comfortable.

You can see more photos on Bungalow 56.

Thank you, Karyn & Jessica!