In the Nick of TimeAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Lindye Galloway designs a Manhattan Beach home that proves to be the perfect shelter
“Our interior design studio brings an effortless take on a California style that perfectly juxtaposes a tailored sophistication in a laid-back setting,” says Lindye Galloway, owner and creative director of the Lindye Galloway Design Studio and shop. Her firm’s approach to creating one-of-a-kind spaces that are suitable for everyday living, was applied when curating this 3,000-square-foot home for a young family in Manhattan Beach.
Thanks to her impressive Instagram presence, the clients were led to Galloway’s work and were deeply inspired by her perspective. “When the opportunity for their own home came up, they reached out,” she notes. “I love that Instagram connects us to so many of our clients!”
“With this home just steps from the beach, most structures are traditionally more tall than wide (this one is four stories). The main goal was to maximize the space with an open concept and indoor/outdoor flow,” Galloway notes. To achieve this desired level of openness, the great room now serves as a connector for the kitchen, dining room and living room, while pocket doors open to an outdoor pool equipped with a bar and fireplace.
“The pool deck area feels like a boutique hotel with a connected bar, fireplace and added privacy with drapery,” says Galloway. Natural tones and soft textiles transform the indoor/outdoor pool into a spa-like living room.
The long, narrow configuration of the new home posed a challenge when devising the furniture plan and layout. “With its narrow space, we had to fit a dining and living room into the same area with a fireplace as the center point,” she says.”We wanted to make them like different areas while still being connected.”
After many months of construction and installation, followed by a global pandemic, the clients were eager to get into their home. Our install had to wait another month but it made the reveal that much sweeter,” she notes. “Home has a new meaning for everyone right now and they are soaking up their beautiful, thoughtful home that makes this season a bright spot!”