Jenna Diermann of Jenna Sue Design Co faced a pretty challenging situation when presented with this dated country cottage in Mi Wuk Village, California. But after some remodellings and DIY works, this once dated country cottage became a dreamy heaven on Earth! Keep scrolling and discover the before and after of this vintage design property.
The living room area was dark, dated and had a random selection of furniture (along with archives of books, VHS tapes, games and memorabilia dating back to the 50’s). And even though this was a six-bedroom house, there wasn’t a dining room. Overall, the layout didn’t make sense to the designer.
As so, the plan was to brighten the whole space and at the same time divide it in two – creating the living and dining areas. All it took was painting the wooden covering in white and adding some recessed lighting. This simple action completely changed the space atmosphere.
To balance the design, Diermann installed black cabinets near the fireplace.
The fireplace was never intended do disappear, but Jenna Diermann opted to add a reclaimed wood mantel and tried a new DIY technique with a mortar wash, which both covered the undesired bricks and enhanced the rustic qualities, giving the fireplace an old-world European flair.
And then magic happened – a completely dreamy open living and dining room!
By keeping the colour palette light, the room became brighter and felt much more open than before.
DelightFULL‘s floor lamp Cole in gold coated brass and lacquered white – The tall Cole standing lamp is the ideal corner piece for a living room. It has a balanced elegance and presence. Made with architectural environments in mind, it is a classic and versatile lighting piece. This piece is handmade in brass and its lampshades in aluminium.
The mantel was topped with a DIY antler plaque, white pillar candles and tree clippings from the yard.
Copper details were the unique finishing touch that Diermann said makes the kitchen differ from the rest of the open space. We love them and we couldn’t agree more!
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