I remodeled a tiny cottage on Bend’s Westside. Look at the before and after shots to see how dramatically it was transformed.

Looking through the french doors into the main living space you see the original brick chimney that we exposed and the new Jotul gas stove. I was given the pink love seat at a garage sale and had it reupholstered. We refinished the original Douglas Fir floors. The lighting is from Barn Light Electric and Schoolhouse Electric.


I needed to create a defined eating area in a very small space. I had Greg Blea build a small banquette with much needed storage underneath. I made the area a focal point with Fireworks wallpaper by Robert Hadley for Hinson. The table and light fixture are vintage.


We added a small addition to the original cottage. This addition provides extra living space but can also be closed off from the main house with french doors. It has a bathroom and separate entrance for guests. The couch turns into a queen sized bed. The living area is anchored by a colorful rug from Anthropologie and a coffee table from West Elm. The light fixtures are from Roost.


The bathroom in the addition started with a Craigslist find. An old claw foot tub that came with brass fixtures and was originally painted teal green. I had Brad Phillips paint it black and I went with a simple black, white and brass palette. The floors are black slate. I added bead board wainscot behind the bath and a pedestal sink. The light fixture was salvaged.


The kitchen owes a lot of its charm to serendipity. The rustic boards behind the sink were found when we pulled down drywall. Greg Blea arranged them in a great pattern. The cabinets in the kitchen and throughout the house were discovered at the local Habitat for Humanity Restore. The light over the sink is a Starfire Radial Wave Reflector Gooseneck Light in galvanized from Barn Light Electric. The pink refrigerator is from Smeg.


We were able to save all of the original wooden paneling and just freshen it up with paint in shades of white. I’m always on the lookout for interesting and affordable artwork on Etsy. The client had this desk and wanted a small area to work.


In the new addition I set up a Swig mini bar from CB2 with colorful artwork from World Market and a vintage globe and bar accessories.

Photography by: Joseph Eastburn Photography Photo styling: Jennifer Griswold of Love It and Sarah Phipps.