Ship Shape: Sim­ple up­grades for your kitchen + nau­ti­cal trends to try now

Dis­cover how to use your space ef­fi­ciently and get the most out of your kitchen size.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Contents - BY KRISTIN DOWDING PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY ERON RAUCH STYLING BY CAITLIN MUR­RAY

This 1940s Span­ish home in the San Fer­nando Val­ley of Los An­ge­les wasn’t al­ways this bright and cheer­fully mod­ern. When the young home­owner found

an op­por­tu­nity to redo a room in the house, her first choice was the

kitchen. That’s when Caitlin Mur­ray of Black Lac­quer De­sign stepped in.

The ex­ist­ing kitchen was dark and en­closed, with two small win­dows and a wall sep­a­rat­ing it from the din­ing room. Caitlin re­placed one of the small win­dows

with glass French doors that lead to the back­yard, al­low­ing nat­u­ral light to en­ter and help brighten the kitchen. The blackand-white Mediter­ranean

ce­ment tile is bold and bal­ances the solid-col­ored

kitchen with pat­tern.

When choos­ing the

ma­te­ri­als, it’s best to pick pat­terns that don’t dis­tract from

one an­other.

Be­fore

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