Small House Interior Design Ideas by Susan Delurgio

Designer Susan Delurgio wanted carefree and simple living and found it in a cozy house that she decorated with sea in mind.

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If you are decorating a small house, like this abode the size of 780 square, it's a good idea to keep the palette consistent. "I treated the whole house like one big room," Susan says. A palette of creams, whites and pastels give her landlocked small house the feel of a seaside retreat. The picture frames, made of recycled boat wood, are from her store Beach House Style, located in Fairfax CA.

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Another idea. Use white Slipcovered Furniture for a fresh look, and to preserve the freshness, wash slipcovers every other month as part of your cleaning routine. The striped pillow on the sofa was fashioned from a tablecloth from Anthropologie.

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For a small house, open kitchen shelving is a great idea. Cabinets with glass doors or wire mash would work also. The motto is -create visual space. Clutter not allowed.

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And Susan's thought on vignettes. "Display similarly themed items that tell a story." In the bedroom, a breezy summer tunic hangs next to a vintage oar and raffia beach bag. For more small house design ideas, read the full feature in Sunset magazine.