Live Large in a Small Space

There is just something alluring about a cozy beach cottage. See how three families make the most of their square feet—one has fewer than 380!

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Bare It All
Photographer: Francesco Lagnese, Writer: Elizabeth Beeler

Bare It All

Few structural changes were made in the living room, but a lighter, brighter palette—plus forgoing window dressings—made a world of difference. Large windows draw in natural light and make the space feel bigger, while the stripped-and-pickled oak floors and white-painted walls create a crisp, simple look. Even the furnishings—a white cotton slipcovered sofa, wooden tray coffee table, and natural woven rug—amplify the less-is-more vibe.

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