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Monday, June 1, 2009

Bohemian bungalow part two

This is the charming gray bungalow that sits next to the lovely yellow bungalow I wrote about in my last post. Kristin and Dan Alber have spent a great deal of time and effort to restore this beauty to its former glory.



The interiors have a continuing color palette of neutrals punctuated by a bright spring green. It is as if the legendary Dorothy Draper and Kelly Werstler have joined forces.
I love how the homes address shows up as art near the front door.

The space makes me feel as if I am in a delicious sun room owned by a botanist.

Love the slipper chairs.



Mercury pieces add just the right amount of sparkle.



My favorite corner.




I love the combination of seating styles. The winged bench is divine.




Here's a closeup of the fabulous salvaged doors. I have to ask Kristin if they built around the doors or vice versa.



Hey, hey good lookin'...



Whatcha' got cookin'...



I love the white subway tile.




Laundry would not seem like such a chore in this room.




Isn't this wallpaper tweet?



The first of three bathrooms. It reminds me of a garden trellis.


Love the Bella Notte linens on the bed. If anybody has any of their Sugarplum Melissa~please contact me. I'm desperate!

The vintage styled telephone is a perfect touch.
Trying to find a place for these chairs in my own home. Sigh~!

The master bathroom. Love the lantern lighting.


The final bathroom. The paper is a brilliant risk that totally works.



A lovely place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.


There were several other rooms in the home that were not staged, but still altogether lovely, with their pale walls and dark wood floors.
You would be very blessed indeed to have the Alber's for neighbors.
For further information on the bungalow style, please read this past historical architecture post.

33 comments :

Linda said...

So very charming!! I would love a house like this... instead though, I have my own :-)

Hope you have a blessed week.

Linda

Chris said...

Oh my. I loved EVERY inch of this home. Those rustic doors, that gorgeous master bath, everything...just spectacular! Thank you for the detailed tour!

Joyce said...

I love the subway tiles in the kitchen and the door going into the kitchen. A kitchen is always my favorite room in a home since I like to play with flour:)
Joyce

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks for taking me on another charming visit! Totally amazing decor. I loved the burlap sacks in the kitchen filled with plants! They totally accented the kitchen aid mixer, too!

Terri and Bob said...

LOVE this house and love how they used modern elements on a vintage home!

Muthering Heights said...

What a gorgeous laundry room...I would love to hang out in there!

newlyweds said...

Oh I love this home, its so beautiful, and I absolutely love the kitchen!

Really Rainey said...

What a beautiful home, it looks so relaxing and calm. I really love that decor.

Have a Happy Week!
~Really Rainey~

tincupchalice said...

Unbelievably beautiful home and what wonderful wing back chairs! And that wing back bench? Love it! Thanks for sharing.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

This is a beautiful home. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. That is what I love about blogging. It is the opportunity to share things with others. THAT makes me happy.

Charla

Coastal Sisters said...

Laura, thank you so much for taking the time to share these wonderful pictures with all of us! This home is so lovely.

Any update on Lil' Mamma? I found a nest on my porch last night built between the column and the drainpipe with 4 babies in it and I will be posting about it tomorrow. The little baby robins are adorable.

LuLu~*xoxo

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Very nice, the interior was a pleasant surprise. Craftsman meets contemporary, with a little shabby chic thrown in. Looks like a magazine picture. Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

Every room, every vignette is amazing.

Trisha said...

i think the wallcoverings are my favorite things about the interior!

Liz said...

WOW! LOVE this stunner! You are so lucky to get to see the inside of these gorgeous homes! I drive by and just wonder! Thanks for sharing! :)

~Liz

Carrie said...

Wow, this entire house is very appealing. Each room is very well appointed and the felling is one of grace and comfort.

Natasha Burns said...

Wow that's an amazing home! Everything is just perfect and the home you showed in the last post is wonderful too!
Bungalows are one of my very favourite types of house - we have several around here in Australia but they cost the earh because everyone wants them!

Allidink said...

All the black and white looks so good it's not overwhelming. Great photos you took! Thanks for sharing :)

All the best,
Allison

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Just lovely!

Cote de Texas said...

Perfection! I adore the living room and the dining room and all the bathrooms are wonderful. great great - !!!!!!! loved the tour.

Mildred said...

I so adore the charm of this home. I can imagine sitting in one of the plump chairs on a rainy afternoon reading! Thanks for sharing Laura.

Mosaic*Queen said...

I never had a chance to break away and see the house, so I thank you for sharing these pictures! :-)

Hugs!

Michelle

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Just discovered your blog today, love it! You will have to stop by ours sometime. We are just a couple of junkin sisters that love to decorate and create.

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters
http://www.funkyjunksisters.blogspot.com

Tamara Jansen said...

That is just GORGEOUS!!!

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Laura,
I wanted to pop in and say "hi". I'll be back later to catch up on all your happenings!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laura, this is divine! I am madly in love with their kitchen! Just great! And the colors of the house... nice neutrals. And that black hutch... WOW! So many great things in here. Love the wallpaper choices, too.

Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh my, my, MY!! Very much my style...neutral colors with modern touches while still being true to the history of the home. Two BIG thumbs up. I am bookmarking this post for the design files!

Mimi Sue said...

Those bungalows are to die for. Love them both but the yellow one is a little more me. Mimi

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lovely. laurie

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous home. The "bones" and the decorating are both impeccable.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Delightful! I love the crispness of the exterior and the inside...??? Oh YUM! I am sooooo not a minimalist, but I LOVE this....

Blessings,
Spencer

-Julie said...

That place is just perfect! I love it all! Thanks for visiting my blog.

niartist said...

I'm loving all the furnishings and touches in this bungalow - the wallpaper, the subway tile in the kitchen, those wood countertops. Oooo, and the chairs in the master bedroom! SEND MY WAY PLEASE!?!?!? LOL! Thanks for sharing the Alber's beautiful home with us. I'm off to read part one.