How much space does one need to live comfortably and stylishly? 350 square feet to be exact! That is the size of this amazing beach nest designed by Shelley Hudson of Hudson Home for her client in Manhattan Beach. Shelley's client moved to the beach from a larger home to be near her son and grandchildren who occupy the space upstairs. Typically this type of downstairs unit is occupied by a tenant or someone who has a transient lifestyle. Shelley transformed this space into the most charming and comfortable abode for her client to be surrounded by beautiful things making her feel right at home in her new city. The space is utilized perfectly with just the right sized furniture and appliances. All the colors are soft and lovely, and I wanted to move in as soon as I saw it!
Everything one would need is in this petite kitchen space. Adjacent to the sink is a great pantry that formerly housed a stackable washer/dryer. I love this cute small stove and there is a matching refrigerator as well next to the pantry. Everything fits perfectly!
All the wonderful details from the great lighting fixtures, to the textured fabrics, the gold painted stripe around the coved ceiling, and framed prints of the owners former family home show off Shelley's great eye for design. Dark floors actually make the space seem larger and gives it more depth. The rug was one the owner had and Shelley used it as a jumping off point to start the design process.
I always love a pedestal sink and it's the best solution for a small bathroom. Shelley even spruced up the deck area out back so her client has a spot to sit and enjoy the ocean breezes.
I love this beach nest and I know Shelley's client is thrilled to come home to it everyday. I think it's a great example of what you can do in a small space and how we really don't need a lot of square footage to live and be happy!