A Savvy Plan to Max Out a Small House

A derelict Manhattan Beach home with a rental past becomes a charming cottage and regains its 1920s splendor.

Living Room Before

Living Room Before

The bungalow had all the signatures of a 1970s beach shack with none of the retro cool.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.