get the look: hamptons guest house

May 17, 2013

Great things come in small packages and this Hamptons pool house-turned-guest house/couple’s retreat is a fabulous example.  I’ve loved this little slice of heaven, which was actually part of Traditional Home’s 2009 Showhouse, since it was first published…I still have the dog eared issue amongst my hoard of magazines! Comfy, oversize furnishings, a blue, gold…

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naturally nautical

May 6, 2013

With summer right around the corner, my favorite way to add a little beachy vibe to your decor is with natural materials and accessories.  Rope, jute, seagrass, baskets, even whitewashed furniture, driftwood and coral are beautiful, elegant alternatives to kitschy nautical accessories that are all over retail stores this time of year.  Here are a…

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designer love: marie-christine kresse

April 29, 2013

If it weren’t for my occasional bouts of insomnia, I would never discover half of the goodies I find online while the rest of the world is getting their beauty sleep.  Take, for example, the most adorable Amagansett beach cottage I found the other night – after some digging, I discovered it was the work…

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steven gambrel does it again

April 25, 2013

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know I have a slight obsession with interior designer/architect Steven Gambrel and his AMAZING portfolio of timeless, polished interiors.  His exterior spaces are just as fabulous, including this quaint porch and patio in East Hampton – classic white board and batten paired with black…

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bachelor pad

January 7, 2013

When a friend’s younger brother closed recently on the purchase of his very first home, he turned to me for help decorating it and I jumped at the chance to design an amazing bachelor pad for him! To start, we’re working on the living room, which is open to the kitchen- the perfect setup for…

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fit for a little king

January 3, 2013

With all the nurseries and baby furniture I’ve been commissioned to work on over the last few months, I should seriously consider changing my business name to “Nurseries by Bungalow Blue”! Kid’s spaces are so much fun to work on because they are almost impossible to take too seriously and I get to be a…

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thom filicia does it again

October 16, 2012

Of all the magazine subscriptions I get, I have to say, House Beautiful is one that has been consistently knocking it out of the park!  Just in time for the November release of his new book, American Beauty, Thom Filicia’s renovated 1917 lake house in upstate New York takes center stage in this month’s issue…

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client kitchen design

September 27, 2012

A while back, I posted some classic black and white kitchens as inspiration for a client who hired me to help with the kitchen renovation in her 1970 ranch home. Currently, everything has been ripped out – cabinets, countertops, appliances – and we are working with a blank slate.  Handscraped walnut floors went in last…

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fit for a princess

August 27, 2012

In a few months, one of my dearest friends will be welcoming a little girl! I am thrilled for her and over the moon with excitement that she asked me to design her nursery from top to bottom!  This little one is going to be joining a big brother who is into superheros, soccer and…

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j+t’s playroom

August 21, 2012

Kids rooms and nurseries are quickly becoming some of my favorite spaces to work on!  Partly because there is such a sense of fun and adventure in decorating for little ones, but also because it’s impossible to take these spaces too seriously.  When the mama of two special little boys, aged 3 1/2 and 2…

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