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Tiny cottage renovation

A small Santa Monica cottage gets a new, right-size lease on life

Cottage living room after the renovation
Photography by Lisa Romerein

After: Colorful new gathering area

Hart sparks the mostly white interiors with colorful accent pillows, throws, and pottery―all easy-to-change details that she coor­dinates with a rotating collection of art.

Hart’s Moroccan leather poufs can be hidden away when not in use (similar styles from $220 each, filled, at tazidesigns.com; for less-pricey fabric poufs and floor pillows, check out westelm.com, pier1.com, and world​market.com).

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