Pardon Our Dust
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Pardon Our Dust

Ann Lippincott, left, and Lena Savage in the remodeled space. (Carlos Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
For the cabinet faces, Lippincott used mahogany; for the doors, unstained cherry. (Carlos Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
Remodels can be stressful, but the mood on this job site was jovial, with lots of laughing and teasing, according to the owner. (Carlos Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
Drying chilis add to the decor. (Carlos Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
A splash of color: Tile adds texture to a wall. (Carlos Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
The kitchen, finished in August, is a testament to Lippincott’s perseverance. She overcame not only uninspired designers, naysayers and doubters, but also a lack of interest on the part of her husband, who prefers to spend money on travel. (Carlos Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
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