By sticking to a crisp palette and pared-down furnishings, Alex Bates, the creative director of West Elm, gave her family's tiny beach cottage getaway on Fire Island, New York, big presence.
In the kitchen, Alex Bates paired contemporary West Elm chairs with a weathered farm table that belonged to the home's previous owners. The oyster plates were a gift from Bates's mother-in-law.
Pick up some tips for decorating the living room of a small apartment in this interior design video from Howcast.
Date 13-07-09, Duration 1:19, Views 26236
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