feelin’ fall

September 12, 2013

We’ve got a while until cooler temps grace this part of the country, so while I crank the A/C and dream of busting out my Fall wardrobe (what I can still squeeze into, that is) I’m also chomping at the bit to add a little bit of Fall to my home.  I’m loving this Dover,…

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a tale of two houses

August 29, 2013

I’ll take a smaller, comfy, cozy cottage by the sea over a ginormous McMansion in the city any day of the week…but, what if you had both?  So is the case with Brooke, one of Jeffrey Alan Marks’ clients who appeared in a few episodes in season 2 of Million Dollar Decorators.  We caught glimpses…

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the belafonte

August 15, 2013

For as long as my hubby and I have been together, we’ve talked (a.k.a. dreamed) about our plans for when it was time to retire: sell our house, buy a sail boat and cruise the world.  Part of the fun has been keeping a small journal of all the places we want to stop and…

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oceanfront perfection

August 7, 2013

Having spent the last few weeks in oceanfront homes, I’ve got beach houses on the brain – specifically, this waterfront Pacific Palisades beauty, a complete renovation by architect Tim Barber.  The New England-style home was featured in an issue of Renovation Style a few years back and I’ve been in love with it ever since…

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newport digs

August 5, 2013

Sorry for the silence last week – if you follow me on Instagram (@bungalowblue), you know the hubby and I got to take a much-needed vacation and I relished in the opportunity to unplug and unwind!  We kicked off our vacation by flying to Rhode Island for one of my closest friend’s weddings and stayed…

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shingle style in malibu

July 25, 2013

I cannot wait for the Fall release of interior designer and Million Dollar Decorator’s star Jeffrey Alan Marks’ first book, The Meaning of Home – if the photo on the cover is any sign of the goodness that’s inside, we fans are in for a real treat!  Marks recently revamped his portfolio on his website…

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island girl

July 22, 2013

I’ve had a bit of a love affair with the fabulous Miss India Hicks for quite some time now.  Island Life was one of the first interior design books I ever purchased and was my go-to resource for decorating my own home for the eight years we lived five minutes from the beach.  Her Bahamian…

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neutral territory

July 10, 2013

As much as I love pops of color and fun pattern (in small doses, of course!), nothing can compare to the calmness of a beautifully layered, neutral space (and it’s even better when the outside happens to be just as fabulous as the inside!)  This oceanfront home by architectural and interior design firm Sawyer Berson,…

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towd point cottage

July 1, 2013

We just reserved a little cottage at the beach for a last-minute,  much-needed getaway for a whole week later on this month and I cannot tell you how excited I am for some down time by the sea!  Having lived five minutes from the beach for seven years made it so difficult to move two…

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westside provencal

June 24, 2013

Last summer, while waiting in a doctor’s office and flipping through an old issue of Vogue, I stumbled upon the French-inspired farmhouse of supermodel Carolyn Murphy and it completely stopped me in my tracks!  Farmhouse living has never looked as elegant, beautiful or cozy, thanks to an eclectic mix of antiques, art, beautiful pattern and…

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