Create a Cozy Cottage

Designer Courtney Delancey Syrett infuses her Venice Beach home with old-school cottage charm.

Simplify with Slipcovers
Photographer: John Ellis

Simplify with Slipcovers

With the family's four kids and two dogs, the living room needs to stand up to whatever the troops dish out. Courtney's solution: white canvas slipcovers for the furnishings she already had, including a leather-and-wood hand-me-down sofa from her brother. Besides being easy to clean, they lend an easy-breezy feel to the once-mismatched seating and create a neutral back-drop for pops of color.

Left: The living room slipcovers and pillows are by Court Designs. The sisal rug is from Pottery Barn.

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