Project Spotlight | Whimsical Seaside Cottage

This charming La Jolla remodel was transformed into an absolutely dreamy and whimsical seaside cottage. The bones of this adorable cottage style home offered a blank canvas for the renovation of our dreams, filled with character, class and the perfect details. The featured tea room is so charming and unique, who wouldn’t care for a spot of tea!?


The abundance of natural light was a major plus for the original home, finding a way to capture it and use it to enhance the space was a necessity. Builder grade light fixtures, finishes, and plain walls lacked the inspiration which the owner, a creative mind herself and profound author needed in the place she called home.


Our renderings brought the transformation of this whimsical seaside cottage to life for our clients. The visualization process of our 3D renderings allow our clients to see their dreams come true in front of their eyes before committing to purchasing any materials or furnishings. Here is where our clients are able to visualize the design before spending money on any materials or furnishing. Our design services include two rounds of rendering revisions.


The design is truly in the details of this home! Every aspect of the design is filled with charm and uniqueness. The chic pastel color palette contrasted perfectly with the natural wood finishes throughout the home.

Master Bedroom

This master bedroom is truly what dreams are made of. The shabby chic style chandelier is the perfect focal point to emphasize the details of the pitched ceiling. Pale blues, whites, and touches of gold complimented the warmth of the beautiful wood floor and exposed wood beam/board ceiling. Lastly, a wall of windows and french doors allowed so much light into this beautiful bedroom.

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Dining Room

A fresh coat of paint and the perfect chic chandelier brightened up this dining room. A neutral color pallet and natural elements of wood contrasted brilliantly with the vintage photograph detailing on the custom chairs.

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Tea Room

The whimsical seaside cottage feel was enhanced with the design of the tea room. The custom tufted bench is a statement and gleams with class. New paint and a gorgeous chandelier allowed more light to flow into the space from the beautiful french doors. The detailing of the black and white awning is a perfect contrasting element within the space.

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In conclusion, we had so much fun designing this creative, charming and beautiful transformation. Our clients were equally as happy with the final product. Here’s what our client had to say about her new home,

“Darcy was such a positive inspiration to work with. She is very patient with hearing a person’s vision out (with all the Pinterest boards AND changes that come with said ‘vision’) and also guide you in a way that will lead to the best possible scenario. I have a tendency to “have a lot going on” when it comes to decorating and she was so good about being kind but holding the reigns when I needed to focus on narrowing the important aspects of the vision down. She had construction knowledge that I otherwise wouldn’t have considered and made costly errors on my own (ex: I almost bought a light fixture that wouldn’t fit the current ‘j box’ in the ceiling – I had no idea to even think about that – nor know what a j box was). You will feel comfortable with her and her team as they are on it w/ communication during the entire process. From showroom visits to her coming to our home during every stage, I knew her presence was keeping the renovation crew on point. I appreciated the patience she (and her team) showed us and the respect she had for our home every step of the way. I’m not including photos for privacy reasons but our home is absolutely a walking dream now and we have Darcy & team to thank for making that dream tangible!”

We would love to help you transform your space into the home of your dreams. We are a one-stop-shop and offer full design services. If you or anyone you know is looking to transform their home or business,  contact us, we would LOVE to help! You can schedule your complimentary 30- minute consultation in our studio here!

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