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Cottage Garage Guesthouse

Increase square footage by turning a garage into a guesthouse and studio.

In a three-week-long painting spree, the homeowner painted the entire space white (she even painted the floor) to transform this once-dingy building into a welcoming, functional space. An antique rope-bed with a tufted mattress serves as a makeshift sofa during the day. A pair of bergere-style chairs are an elegant touch.

See more photos in our White Cottages gallery, Traditional Cottages gallery, Cottages & Country Houses, plus more cottage photos.

  • Photographer: Janet Kimber
  • Source: House & Home July 2010 issue
  • Products: Rug, Allan Rug; coffee table, Ikea.
  • Designer: Deb Nelson

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