Brothers' Beach House
With the help of a professional designer, two brothers turn their plain cottage into a sophisticated space.
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Brothers Craig and Darren Kaplan recently purchased a 1917 beach cottage that was sold as a tear-down. They practically rebuilt the house from the studs up, but realized that when it comes to furniture and decoration, they had no clue how to make it work. The brothers hope a professional designer can help.
After careful consideration, Craig and Darren decide to go with designer Kelly Kelter. With a budget of $20,000, Kelter ties the rooms together and creates a comfortable, sophisticated space where the brothers can hang out and have friends over.
fireplace surround and hearth (Blue Nova limestone) - Marmol Export, USA
printing table, chairs, sectional, ottoman and leather chair - Images
checkerboard table - Maureen’s Country Specialties
audio/video products - Audio Video Today
buffet (Fiorella Console / 080194) - Exposures
hand-forged fireplace screen - Artistry in Metal
leaded glass sidelights and transom - R.D. Gibbs & Co. Inc.
smoke chamber, cabinet reproduction - V.W. Steeber Construction Company
side table, candleholder - Michael Gatlin, woodworker
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