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Studio Matsalla Remodels a Condo in LA’s Westwood

Studio Matsalla completed a project in Los Angeles’ Westwood neighborhood that took a condo stuck in the 1980s and gave it a modern and eclectic remodel. Originally dark and dated, the new space is much more open and functional, as well as bright.

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All of the walls were painted white and new trim and moulding were added to update the space overall, along with new wide plank floors. In the living room, a new built-in shelving unit adds storage.

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The old brick fireplace was torn down and a graphic, black and white tile was added with a simple mirror above it.

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A wall that divided the kitchen from the living room was removed helping to transform and open up the kitchen.

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To save space, a dishwasher drawer was used instead of a traditional model. Open shelving helps keep the kitchen from feeling to small and closed in.

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The clients fell for the floor tile, so the design was started from there.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.