Create a Cozy Cottage

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

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Customize Small Spaces With Built-Ins
Photographer: John Ellis

Customize Small Spaces With Built-Ins

Just off the entry, Courtney created an anything—and everything—goes mudroom for the kids to dump their belongings. Custom benches open up for storing sports equipment, while hooks are perfect for hanging beach towels and hats. "We may not have much rain and snow in Southern California, but with four kids you need a place for skateboards, beach towels, and backpacks. I have to keep some sense of order!" says Courtney.

Left: The mudroom's striped pillows are from Dash & Albert

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