Interior designers take on the role of problem solver every day. Many clients realize they need a professional eye when it comes to finding the right solution for their space. As the new year rolls in, we tend to see more redesigns that are centered on the needs of the inhabitants. House Beautiful magazine took this as inspiration for its Home Makeovers article showcased in the February 2013 issue.
Take a look at the beautiful creation shown in the images below. This homeowner wanted to address the home's faux-Mediterranean look, small rooms and lack of personality. What they ended up with is a surfer-cottage feel with big, open spaces, skylights and a dutch door. Overall, this home screams easy and casual.