Before and After: L.a. Spanish Bungalow Renovation

Designer Alexandra Becket talks through her update to a rundown Spanish bungalow in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles in the latest installment of Pro Portfolio, our feature that looks at recently built, remodeled or redecorated spaces with commentary from the designers.

Designer:

Alexandra Becket of ModOp Design Designer's statement:

My husband, Greg Steinberg, and I renovate distressed bungalows in Los Angeles. Our latest project is a 1,480-square-foot Spanish-style home that had lots of original charm but was in dire need of restoration and modernization. We fell in love with the Douglasfir living room beams, beautiful mansard-shaped fireplace, arched picture window and breakfast room with corner built-ins.

We modernized the house while preserving its details and style.The first owner lived there for more than 40 years and left the house to his caretaker, who lived there for an additional 40-plus years; original elements were preserved, but the house needed repairs.

Some of the original furniture was still in the house. I reupholstered a wingbackchair with my own textile design, restored the wood furniture and used a mix of new and vintage, including vintage kilim rugs. Warm colors also helped to create a mod-California-Spanishfeel.

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