Charming Cottage Guesthouse

A down-to-the-studs gut job turns a 1970s Texas sleeper into a charming cottage guesthouse.

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Dining Room
Photographer: John Ellis, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

Work With Scale in Mind

A slim console and table provide function and substance in the narrow dining room without taking up too much space. That allows the checkerboard painted floors that appear throughout the main level to make an especially dynamic impact here.

The table is a Round Top antique show find. The chandelier is from Brown.

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