"What" I'd like to decorate..

A BUNGALOW - inside + out!
I've always loved the potential that bungalow style homes have!
Their exteriors and interiors clean up beautifully because of their charming proportions and interesting architectural details. I know someone in the process of purchasing a bungalow. If they approve, I'll post the "before" + "after" transformation.
In the meantime here's some info. on the bungalow (Craftsman) homes and a bit of exterior inspiration!
Most Bungalows found in the U.S. were built between 1905-1930
"Low-pitched gabled rood (sometimes hipped)"
"wide unenclosed eave overhangs"
"roof rafters often exposed"
"decorative false beams or braces under gables"
"porches - either full or partial-width, with roof supported by tapered square columns"
"columns or pedestals frequently extend to ground level {without a break at level of porch floor}"
{info. taken directly from A Field Guide to American Houses; Virginia + Lee McAlester}
Initially craftsman style homes were found in Southern California but they soon became a popular smaller style home across america. "Few were built after 1930."



I love the fence and carriage house details

Images: Country Living, Martha Stewart, Country Living (before and after images), Cottage Living, Old Houses.com, L.A. Times, Old Houses.com {bottom two}


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