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Ashley's Beachy Shabby Chic Studio Apartment

Shabby chic meets the beach in Ashley's lovely little apartment. I love the old brass bed dressed up with the billowy white comforter and mix of floral patterned pillows – and the bench at the foot of the bed is a great touch. Black and white photos in ornate gold frames adorn the walls. And how cute is the surfboard in the corner?!

Short on closet space, a standalone rack puts favorite fashion items front and center. 

A chalkboard decal adds a nice, balancing pop of black to the
kitchen wall – and is ideal for list-making and doodling.

The television is hung above an antique dresser painted an aged sea foam green – eclectic accessories are gathered on top, including books, a gold tray, and even a skull. And what a cute little corgi!

Ashley's kitchen is tiny, but she turned it into a functional space. Open shelving on the end of one cabinet keeps often-needed items handy – spices and sauces, plates and bowls, glassware. And in the corner, a tray corrals liquor and bar essentials. 

Ornate frames (around the artwork and mirror) plus an antiqued sign give the small bathroom a vintage feel. A tray on the back of the toilet acts as pretty and practical storage for perfume bottles. And a sized-just-right  nightstand keeps Domino magazines, lotion, and a metallic waste can close at hand.

For more photos of Ashley's apartment (which entered in the Lonny + West Elm $10,000 Win Style + By Styled Contest) check out her photostream on Flickr.

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