Budget Breakdown: An Interior Designer Livens Up Her Dated Kitchen for $57K

Budget Breakdown: An Interior Designer Livens Up Her Dated Kitchen for $57K

By Kate Reggev
Leonora Mahle gives her midcentury kitchen a fresh new look with a pool-inspired color palette.

Moving across the country undoubtedly comes with its fair share of surprises. For interior designer Leonora Mahle and her family, who struck out for Los Angeles from Brooklyn, the unexpected came in the form of where they ultimately landed. "We originally thought we would end up somewhere on the Eastside of L.A., like many Brooklyn transplants," says Leonora, who founded Mahle Design.

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