Libby Kirwin Renovation + Design Consulting is in full swing with a handful of projects about town. The latest is a sweet bungalow on Annandale Road in Newport. The “before” of any renovation project can seem daunting for many, but often, I consider it one of my favorite project phases. As evidenced by the current state of the property (above), the beginning phase of the project very much solidifies the opportunity at hand. Not only is this property in prime location with a skip over to Bellevue, or the Cliff Walk, you’ll see that the home possess “good bones” with regard to the floors, mouldings and overall schematics. The cottage also sits on a decent sized lot with a garage, surrounded by boxwood hedges. You’ll note my inspiration board just above which speaks to my approach with this project – clean, simple & functional, while preserving its hardwood floors and classic tile in the bath. The home also has a sweet sun deck which is one of my favorite rooms, it has that classic New England style where you can escape to and relax. Stay tuned for progress shots.