L.A.'s Windsor Square neighborhood seemingly comes out of nowhere. If you access it via Wilshire Boulevard — a busy thoroughfare lined with mostly unsightly high-rise office buildings — you'll suddenly find yourself driving down picturesque, tree-lined streets with grand homes (including the tudor revival residence of the city's mayor). It's a peaceful pocket with historical protections, which is why the houses there (a mix of eclectic yet historic styles) are so well maintained.
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So when Veneer Designs had a chance to renovate a 1,500-square-foot bungalow in the area, they looked to preserve the home's architecturally significant craftsman facade. The inside, however, is now thoroughly modern, with skylights that bring in the California sun, and patterned tiles that give the space a sense of chic playfulness.
During the renovation, Veneer Designs expanded the kitchen and gave it a modern upgrade — the mix of patterned tiles and custom wood cabinetry feels very of-the-moment-California without betraying the home's history.
Open shelving displays the client's colorful collection of ceramics and glassware.
While green and gray serve as a color theme in the rest of the home, the bedroom deviates with brighter hues and a mix of patterns.