“Living Room, Where One May Entertain His Friends, Confident of Their Hearty Approval.”
– 1925 Sears Modern Homes/Bungalows

THE BUNGALOW LIVING ROOM & OTHER AREAS

In this article I’m going to discuss the other areas of the bungalow- living room & dining room, the study, the bedrooms, & the indoor/outdoor spaces such as the sleeping porch & outdoor dining room. The kitchen & bathrooms usually get the spotlights, but there’s an abundance of oohs & aaws to be found in these other spaces in which we also spend a great deal of our time.

A VERY MERRY BUNGALOW CHRISTMAS

A VERY MERRY BUNGALOW CHRISTMAS

My first bungalow Christmas, in The Hare House, my 1910 Craftsman was a year in the planning. Built before electricity came to that part of, what would be, Los Angeles. I moved in in December of 1998 & started thinking about the next Christmas. I had been living...

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BUNGALOW DETAILS: INTERIOR

BUNGALOW DETAILS: INTERIOR

You can’t see me. I am shaking my head at this horrendous pun. But I am somewhat (It’s a very small picture.) calmed by the image I see of the beautiful box beam ceilings in my living room of the Hare House on page 56.

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BUNGALOW WINDOW COVERINGS-RESOURCES

BUNGALOW WINDOW COVERINGS-RESOURCES

Jane Powell used to joke that the Revival has lo-o-ong out-lasted the original Movement. Well, yeah, but it has brought us some amazing craftspeople & I must admit that my favorites are those working in textiles. In the right hands, a bit of fabric, a snip of thread or a spot of paint can create astonishing art.
Textile art is something that you can learn to do yourself. When I was a hippy, way back in the early 70’s, I loved to embroider, learning from books & the works of my friends. You can tote your work around with you & no one ever seemed to mind that I’d pick it up mid-conversation. (Of course, we were pretty mellow those days.)

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BUNGALOW WINDOW TREATMENTS

BUNGALOW WINDOW TREATMENTS

The Hare House was on the market. I had restored the bathroom, glad to have a few more weeks in which to enjoy it, kicking myself for not having done it sooner so I would have had a few years. Jane Powell & Linda Svendsen had spent an arduous day of photographing for her book, BUNGALOW: The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home, after I had spent the previous day bustling about, getting everything perfect, including planting a border of annuals, with headlamps at 10 PM. I had flung various pieces of furniture, window coverings & décor all around again to comply with Linda’s suggestions. And then, one more fling for the staging of the open house.

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MEET THE BIG-HEARTED, BUNGALOW CAT, BUKHAI

MEET THE BIG-HEARTED, BUNGALOW CAT, BUKHAI

Named after an anime sumo wrestler character in honor of the Asian influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement & his chunk-ster legs (the largest kitten in his litter) – my little Bukhai Thunder, AKA Bukhai Bunny-Bear, came to me as a fluffy, trembling ball. He was from a litter of 8. He & his littermates & mama had been rescued from a dumpster. Same old story- full of fleas & starving. Mama was an elegant & proud mother but the kittens had developed poorly nourished & were having a rough time.

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craftsman house
Craftsman House