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Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Enhancing the woodwork, a digitally printed frieze by Bradbury & Bradbury adds to the serenity in a 1916 Seattle bungalow. Photo: William Wright
BONDING WITH BUNGALOWS--In my career as a freelance design writer I’ve had the good fortune to write for American Bungalow and Arts & Crafts Homes magazine.   Both are journals devoted to all things bungalow.  Arts & Crafts as an architectural and style genre has had two major epochs: 1885 to 1920 and from 1985 to the present.

 When we purchased our craftsman bungalow home in 1989 in the historic North Park neighborhood of San Diego, we thought we had purchased an old home that we could modernize.  It didn’t take neighbors long to inform us we were living in a neighborhood filled with “craftsman” bungalows.
Indeed, we were and still are.  These craftsman bungalows thrive in the mild weather of Southern California.  And, as each new owner buys into bungalow living, the fun begins to decorate the inside and out in the Craftsman style.

Two excellent magazines to look for stylish ideas are, of course, American Bungalow and Arts & Crafts Homes. 

Recently, Arts & Crafts Homes (in its blog) posted an article titled “Revival Interiors,” by editor Patricia Poore.  The included five photographs of elegant Arts & Crafts artisans. To see the full article and to subscribe click below or place the address in your browser search space.

You’ll find a lively collection of American Bungalow articles on Pinterest:

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