The conversion of this historic Victorian carriage house (a City of LA Monument) involved the remodel of the existing second floor into a new bedroom suite. The floor had been built as a hayloft, and had no existing finishes (except in the small closet that was converted into the bathroom) and included only one window and the barn-door originally used for loading hay. The new room is clad in new siding painted white (to provide a strong contrast to the first floor) and to brighten the room. The room borrows light from the windows in the adjacent bathroom and closet through a new wall clad in wood boards and translucent glass. The wood floor (although new to this house) is salvaged from local barns in California.
The stainless steel door and hardware were custom fabricated by Condor Metals of Los Angeles.
Design Team: Tracy Stone, Donatella Cusma', Emmet Ashford-Trotter
Stick to light, airy colors. White will open the space up and keep it from feeling like the walls are caving in on you.
How have you worked around slanted ceilings?
More ways with ceilings:
Oh What a Feeling... To Have a Painted Ceiling
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10. The random area made good. Maybe it's an awkward corner, a particularly big landing or a weird little crawl space. No matter how small it is, you can turn an "extra" space into something nice to look at with a rug, some pillows and a few flowers.