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Style 13

Trends: Tribal


Trends: Orange + Blue


Shopping: We made our way to McKinney at Knox Street in Dallas to check out the latest in home dĂŠcor and other treasures.


Street Style: We caught up with four Austinites that are redefining style.


Trends: Coral

Nest 31

Rooms In Bloom: Our How-To Guide to Proper Floral Arranging



My Favorite Room: Bungalow takes a peek inside the bedroom of Elizabeth Mollen, founder of Stone Textile Studio.

Source 45

Inviting Entries: Leslie Jenkins, gives us her take on refreshing your façade-


Trends: Kitchen Sinks

Features 50

Something Old, Something New: Brooke and Josh Shepard— refreshed, rebuilt and raised their 1920’s Bungalow to new heights


Living Color: Lydia Kline— mixes her love for clean lines with Eclectic Prints and Vivid Hues.


Handmade in Dallas: Four Dallasites follow their passions and embrace their entrepreneurial spirits.

Gardens 107

Trends: Nature Inspired


Orchard In The City: A first-time composter tells us why she used a com-


post to make their garden flourish.

Last Look 112


Blue Doors: The Final Image

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*Editors’ Letter

Bright Ideas or Lessons Learned? “ Clear questions with not so obvious answers originated in my home”

Recently, someone asked, “Where do you find ideas for stories? An easy response. “I am always searching for answers.” For this issue, clear questions with not so obvious answers originated in my home. For three, years, I have completely ignored the exterior of my house. Decisions need to be made about color and elements of structure. Should we paint the salmon colored bricks or leave them alone? (Actually the salmon color has grown on me). Should we replace a few basic needs or bring in an architect to refresh the whole façade? From these questions evolved the story, Inviting Entries on page (45). As I begin my own research and peel back the layers, I find the answers to, “How do I maintain consistency with my Meyer Lemon trees? What am I doing wrong with fresh flowers?— You can see the common theme, but there are different solutions. In our summer issue, we continue to explore solutions for your home, as well as provide you with inspiration and lessons learned from how others live.


Lesley Busby Weaver


Summer 2013

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Our Talent.

Sara Kerens

Sara Kerens is a New York-based photographer whose clients include Anthropologie, Harper’s Bazaar, Oxford University, Fabien Cousteau with the Plant A Fish Organization, Fashiontographer, New York and London Fashion Weeks.


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Amy V. Cooper moved from New York City to Austin, Texas, in 2008 with a photography portfolio full of musicians and models - but after meeting Elizabeth Mollen of Stone Textile, she fell in love with shooting interiors (and Elizabeth’s dog, Toby). “Shooting interiors has brought me back full circle to my first internship which was with Elle Décor Magazine.” Amy is also an Editor and Art Buyer when she’s not marketing her fiancé’s award-winning BBQ Sauce. Follow Amy on Instagram @ amyvcooper and @ stellargourmet.

Kristi Krupala

Kristi Krupala is a seasoned media relations/communications professional with experience at both the agency and corporate level. Currently, she is a Communications Lead in Houston, Texas. Throughout her career, she has worked with public and private organizations in a variety of sectors including non-profit, construction, healthcare, hospitality, dining, fashion & beauty and publishing. A selfdeclared movie critic, fashionista, globetrotter, sports enthusiast and foodie, Kristi dabbles as a freelancer for fashion, home design and entertainment publications.

Heather Hawkins

Heather Hawkins, is a Dallas-based editorial and wedding photographer. After graduating from FIT in New York City, she worked in the fashion industry as a stylist and found her calling for photography while on set. She now lives in Dallas with her husband and baby boy on the way, and enjoys music, cooking and travel.

Laura: Heather Hawkins, Tommy: Sara Kerns

Amy V. Cooper

brooke schwab

Born and raised in Houston, Brooke Schwab has been documenting with her camera for 11 years. After Graduating from Advertising at The University of Texas in Austin she quickly became enamored by the camera and it’s ability to tell a story. Brooke is also owner of Smilebooth, a company that’s created a modern take on the classic photo booth; recent events include the TOMS Eyewear, Spike TV Guys Choice Awards and TEDx Houston. Bungalow Bonus: Brooke has an eye for style too! Check out her home on page (50).

Kambry Ruby

A writer by trade and a reader by affection, Kambry Ruby has broad-ranging experience practicing these habits with gusto on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In Texas, her writing repertoire includes marketing, advertorial, and web writing, and she has written extensively for D Magazine. In London, Kambry coordinated and edited a variety of electronic and print media content for an international non-profit organization. She believes in kindness, adventure, open air, and time spent with her husband, Brian, and their little boy, Lawson.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson, Director of Project Development for the Touch a Life Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of exploited and trafficked children in West Africa and Southeast Asia, lives in Dallas. Rachel is passionate about reading, writing, traveling and experiencing great food.


Houstonian writer and new homeowner Natalie Bogan Morgan had a blast exploring (and finding inspiration) in two style-savvy homes for this issue of Bungalow. When she is not editing Houston’s Official Visitors Guide, she’s writing for KC Weddings magazine and exploring the city with husband John and their mini goldendoodle, Taco.

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style [stahyl]


1. a distinctive manner of expression. 2. an elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living.



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Tribal Influence

All: Courtesy of Vendors

(Clockwise from far left) 1. Bib by GAIA Empowered Women, $36 at Little Bean in Dallas or 2. White Feather Headdress wall decor, $565 at 3. Pueblo Tiles Scarf, $148 at Kate Spade in Dallas and Houston or 4. African Hamper, $175 at www. The Beat Bolster Pillow, $160 at 6. Sky Flight Basket, $29 at Ten Thousand Villages in Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio or at

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Orange +Blue 1. Suzanne Syz: Art Jewels, $150 at 2. Serena Chandelier by Stray Dog Designs, $1,100 at Maven in Fort Worth or Blue Print and Gypsy Wagon in Dallas. 3. Mrs. Godfrey Settee, starting at $2,195 at Jonathan Adler, Dallas and Houston or 4. Chinois Palais in tangerine, $584 per panel, available to the trade only, 5. Pierre Tray Table, $585 at www. 6. Oberon Throw for Missoni Home, $705 at Stella Dallas. 7. Pete Standard Sham, $65 at Biscuit Houston or 8. AERIN Grey Agate Trivet, $220 at Neiman Marcus in Dallas and Houston or at 9. Royal Cocktail Coasters, $18 at PH Design Shop in Houston or 10. Cococozy Logo Throw $333 at Peluche Decor in Houston.






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style * shopping


McKinney at Knox We made our way to McKinney at Knox Street in Dallas to check out the latest in home dĂŠcor and other treasures. B y R achel J ohnson P h o t o g r a p h y H e ather H awkins


Bungalow is no stranger to Design Within Reach. We visited the 2nd Street, Austin store in our spring issue. What makes the Dallas location different from its sister store? With nearly twice the square footage, it offers a little extra with high-end brands like Serge Mouille and Finn Juhl. Like the Austin store, the Dallas shop pays a homage to the folks who created modern design. 200 W 2nd St.; 4524 McKinney Avenue; (214) 521-0100;


Flor, is the popular modular carpet system that just recently opened their Dallas location in March (nearly twice the size as their sister store in Austin). There is more product variety as well as the same reliable, earth-friendly carpet. Playful patterns and traditional designs are perfect for anyone looking for flexibility choosing floor plans. 4527 McKinney Avenue; (214) 520-6363;


Comfort comes in knowing your luxury needs can be met in one shop. From Givenchy to Vik-





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IO Metro

tor & Rolf, you can’t help feeling a little weak in the knees when you pour over this boutique filled with clothing, fragrances, jewelry, housewares and accessories including gold accents from Kelly Wearstler and catchalls from local artisan, Paul Schneider. Even better? Forty Five Ten doubles as a tea garden, so pop in for a bite after you finish shopping. With an array of delicious lunchtime options, the pecan-crusted chicken salad is worth the trip. 4510 McKinney Avenue; (214) 559-4510;


IO Metro is the newest shop to join the McKinney Avenue clan. This store sells customizable furniture, brightly-colored accessories, and most importantly, wall vignettes. Sea urchin installations and hexagonal hive configuration

IO Metro

Jonathan Adler

inspire out-of-the-box alternatives for wall art. Upon entering and exiting, you will be drawn to an expansive wall of statement pieces, all of which are reasonably priced. 4531 McKinney Avenue; (214) 484-5110;


Some places are meant to shine, and that can be taken literally at Jonathan Adler’s shop. The mixture of shinny brass chandeliers, graphic pillows, brightly-patterned textiles, furniture with a nod to mid-century and endless pops of color are what make this shop a gem. It is also a great place for gifts; unique accessories and a vast ceramics selection, is how Adler got his start. Any place that greets us with mustache, bowtie and fedora-adorned mannequins is a friend of ours. 4525 McKinney Avenue; (214) 4849726;


Color. Form. Function. Ligne Roset’s style is definitive for either the uptown sophisticate or downtown creative. This French-based company, known for it’s contemporary modern

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Mecox Gardens

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

lighting fixtures and furniture pieces, would be the perfect fit in any home seeking to achieve a clean, sleek look or for anyone who needs to add a bold focal interest to a space. Don’t be shy, it’s made for fun. 4516 McKinney Avenue; (214) 526-2220;


An abundance of statement pieces can be found in this rustic-meets-modern shop around the corner. Mecox understands an need to add a little luxury into a space with the array of lucite, brass, bold chandeliers, colorful accent pieces and coffee table books. It’s also a great place to score animal-themed accessories – from prints and rugs to quirky statues and matchbooks. If you are in need of a piece to add a little spirit to a room or just for a little inspiration, Mecox is your place. 4532 Cole Avenue; (214) 580-3800;


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is a transitional, modern-design store that perfectly marries traditional and contemporary design styles. For those who need a helping hand, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has design services in-home and at the store. They’ll put you at ease by helping search through all of the customizable options at your fingertips. Another bonus? All of the furniture is American-made. 4519 McKinney Avenue; (214) 753-8700;

Ligne Roset

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams


The black brick walls of Nest provide a rich canvas for this colorfully curated shop. The perfect place for luxury gifts or a quirky condiment gun, Nest boutique is a who’s, who of designer labels from Missoni Home to Kartell. The space offers indulgences for all parts of the home including housewares, bath and even for the kiddos— not to mention Bell’Invito stationary, which comes in charcoal gray boxes with a perfectly accented orange bow. 4524 McKinney Avenue; (214) 373-4444;

Z Gallerie

Accent, accent, accent. Z Gallerie has endless options to finish off your space. Reflective surfaces, texture and color are all staples at this shop loaded with furniture, art and accessories. For a local touch you may find a Giclee print ready to hang with favorite Dallas destinations including Knox Street and Swiss Ave. 4600 McKinney Avenue; (214) 526-4568;



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Austin Meet four Austinites that are defining style? And sharing their secrets along the way! Po r t r a i t s a n d D e t a i l s b y B ill S a ll a ns

Street Style Favorite store: Madewell and Need Supply Favorite thing to wear: Soft Leather A rule for personal style: Comfort comes First

Style at Home Favorite home store: Spartan and Dwell Design style: Modern meets Eclectic Favorite accessory: A vintage Turkish rug A rule for personal style: Simplicity is Key

the little Black Book Art: Little Paper Planes Antiques: Craigslist, Round Top and Three Potato Four Florist: Rosehip Flora and Austin Flower Company Fabric source: Zak + Fox (someday) Wallpaper resource: Upholsterer: Long’s Upholstery Top: Chelsea-styled shelves are filled with colorful books and vintage cameras. Bottom: Her Turkish rug and Converse are a few of her favorite things.



Chelsea Fullerton Ag e: 2 8 Occu pat ion : De sign e r , Pho to g r a phe r a n d F ou n de r of Go F ort h Cr e at iv e

Katie Barnes Ag e:30 Occ u pat ion: H e a d of hum a n r e s our c e s f or s n a p ki tc he n

Street Style Favorite store: Last Call by Neiman Marcus and Favorite thing to wear: Short skirt, long sleeves and a statement handbag

Style at Home Favorite home store: Horchow and Crate and Barrel Design style? Eclectic Glamour Favorite accessory: Art painted by my mother or grandmother A rule for personal style: “Take your time acquiring the things you love, rather than filling the space in a hurry.”

the little Black Book Art: Gallery Schol Creek

Florist: Posey Floral Fabric: Spruce

Top: Katie layers a mix of antiques, craigslist finds and current pieces from Horchow, West Elm and Crate and Barrel to create eclectic living space. Bottom: Music is a big influence on her style. “I often times will pop into the record stores in my neighborhood to browse and get inspired.”

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inspirations: By Chelsea and Katie

Antiques: Room Service Vintage


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S a r ah B a rt hol o w Ag e: s t il l pr e t t y yo u n g Occ upat ion: Br a nd S t r at e gy & C on s u lta n t

Street Style Favorite store: Forty Five Ten, Studio Sebastian and V.O.D. in Dallas. By George, Kick Pleat and Moda Operandi Favorite thing to wear: Anything with a an unusual colorway A rule for personal style: “Don’t minimize your fashion brio. Pointless. I’m experimental.”

Style at Home Favorite home store: Mercury, JM Dry Goods and Spartan Design style: Eclectic and playful with antique accents and lots of color “I’m a hardcore colorpheliac.”

the little Black Book Art: Mercury, Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas and Very Short List. “If I had my druthers, I would have Magda Sayeg knit my life.” Antiques: Uncommon Objects, Uncommon Market in Dallas and One Kings Lane Florist: Eastside Succulents Upholsterer: Junior in Dallas Top: Bright pops of color are essential element in Sarah’s wardrobe. Bottom: Playful antiques are foundation when styling her home.



Gideon Tsang Ag e:39 Occu pat ion : S pir i t ua l Di r e ctor

Street Style Favorite store: Helm Boots Favorite item to wear: Grandfather’s Omega Seamaster watch A rule for personal style: What would my grandfather wear?

Style at Home Favorite home store: Sam Hill Design style: Cabin-Kitsch Modern Favorite accessory: Hudson Bay Blanket A rule for personal style: What would my grandfather sit on?

the little Black Book Art: Work by Land and Keith Davis Young Antiques: Sam Hill Florist: Tillery Plant Co.

inspirations: By sarah and Gideon

from Sam Hill

Top: Gideon’s Helm Boots Bottom: His grandfathers watch is a very personal wardrobe piece. Right: Gideon has a collection of vintage cameras.

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Style * Trends



4. 3.


Coral Reef

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All: Courtesy of vendors


1. Red Coral plate, $128 at www. 2. Coral print, $199 at 3. Alicante Table Lamp, $448 at Lighting Inc. in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. 4. Dimitri Secretary, $6,950, available for order at Mecox Gardens in Dallas and Austin. 5. Sylvan Chandelier, $3,250 at 6. Faux Coral, starting at $24.95 at Z Gallerie, www. 7. Corail Chair, $1975 available for order at Mecox Gardens in Dallas and Houston. 8. Coral Reef Tray Table, $269 at www. 9. Mediterraneo Jar by Alessi, $47 at Dallas Museum of Art and Speranza Design Gallery in Plano. 10. Coral armchair, $1,525 at Mecox Garden in Dallas, Stockton, Hicks, Laffey in Austin and Vieux Interiors in Houston.




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nest [nest]


1. a snug retreat or refuge; resting place; home.




style nest source gardens

Rooms in Bloom Our How-To Guide to Proper Floral Arranging

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P h o t o g r a p h y H e ather H awkins

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nest * arrangments



ho doesn’t love a fresh bouquet of flowers—especially in your home? From large, elaborate arrangements designed to make a statement to smaller sprays, the right look can perfectly complete any space.

Alicia Rico

For expert floral designers Adam and Alicia Rico, of Bows and Arrows, it’s all about the perfect blend of vintage and modern looks. The Rico’s Dallas-based floral and event design studio offers something for all flower lovers: hard-to-find blossoms, lush wedding bouquets, spectacular centerpieces and simple arrangements.

House Rules: Proper Arrangements for Each Room

“Every room serves a unique purpose, making the need for each room’s floral accents to be equally unique,” Alicia says. Dining room table arrangements should be full and luscious, yet low in height in order to allow for eye contact and conversation over the flowers. Bouquets placed on living room coffee tables or side tables should also be fairly low and proportionate to the tabletop surface. Bud vases and other small containers are perfect for bedside tables and night stands. “They add a sweet, romantic touch to the space,” she says.

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nest * arrangments

Daily Flowers Weekly In-Home Floral Delivery

If you entertain frequently or just love the look (and fragrance!) of flowers at home, consider adding a weekly delivery of fresh flowers to your agenda. Visit your local florist and find out more about their delivery services. Alicia recommends taking several photos of the interior of your home to your initial meeting. By giving your floral designers the opportunity to take a peek around your house, they’ll have a better idea of arrangement sizes, color palettes and looks that will coordinate well with your furniture, style and décor. Be sure to ask florists to use a variety of vases to keep things fresh and interesting, too. “Most importantly,” she says, “give them creative freedom to do what they do best.



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Custom “Add pieces from your own garden for a truly custom look.�

Do It Yourself Create Stunning Floral Looks at Home

Make sure you choose blooms that are fresh and in season, and ask the shop’s florist what they recommend for bouquet composition. Add pieces from your own garden for a truly customized look, such as crape myrtle and pecan tree clippings. Lastly, don’t think of greenery as merely a filler—its varying colors and textures and natural, organic aesthetic lend substance to any arrangement.

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Quick Tips: Maintenance Keep your blooms looking their best.

Season’s Best Familiarize yourself with each season’s most popular—and easiest to care for—blooms. When purchased during the right months, these varieties keep well and make both stunning centerpieces and weekly accents around your home. Winter: Amaryllis Spring: Tulip or Hyacinth Summer: Sunflower Autumn: Dahlia

At-Home Care Extend the life of your blooms with these tips from Bows and Arrows: • Change the vase water daily. • Give your stems a fresh cut (one quarter inch) each day. • Keep your bouquet in cool temperatures. • Avoid direct heat or AC and direct sunlight. • Steer clear of plant food and other chemicals.

Adam and Alicia Rico

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nest * My favorite Room


Textile Twist Bungalow takes a peek inside the bedroom of Elizabeth Mollen, founder of Stone Textile Studio. P h o t o g r a p h y Am y V. C oo p er


This headboard was purchased at a flea market and refreshed.

The Stone Textile Story

The aspiration to leave an imprint hidden in textile patterns, structure and design powered Elizabeth Mollen’s 2011 career change from fashion maven to home décor and birth of Stone Textile Studio. The company merged from Elizabeth’s love of textiles and design. She maneuvers variations in patterns, construction and fabrics in the pursuit of a unique creation engineered with her personal touch. The former Los Angeles fashion stylist sought the change, but her pieces, such as The Dip and The Twist pillows are nods to her fashion background. More than just high-end pillows, Stone Textile married Elizabeth’s two worlds, textile and design. It specializes in tabletops and fabrics. The company champions the styles of a well-dressed home, all of which is quite evident as we take a closer look at Elizabeth’s bedroom and personal style inspirations.

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Details Bed: Vintage Lamps: West Elm Pillows: The Tuxedo pillow $225 at Forty Five Ten in Dallas, The Signature print pillow/ print $145 at and vintage. Throw Blankets:

Stone Textile Window Treatments:

Stone Textile Signature Print Fabric Art Deco Mirror: Vintage Dresser: HD Buttercup (knobs replaced with vintage brass knobs) Rug: West Elm Bedding: Hotel Collection Art Work: Austin based artist Alyson Fox, Magazine Rack:

Vintage find from Rose Bowl Flea Market Leather Chair:

Plummers Los Angeles Cowhide stool:

Jayson Home Bench: Vintage find from Austin Antique Mall


Local artist, Alyson Fox, created the pieces on the gallery wall.

The Signature Print Rectangle Pillow, $135 at


Elizabeth would love to add these Lazy Susan sconces above her bedside.

Meet Elizabeth Mollen, Steal Her Style What is your personal design aesthetic?

Gold Hammered Wall Sconce, $270 at

I like to create spaces that mix modern elements with vintage pieces. I delight in the story behind a piece.


This throw can be found at, $250

Which style do you call home?

I live in an Austin, Texas, apartment. Natural light floods the bedroom. What do you love about your bedroom?

I love the natural light. For an apartment it is rare. Favorite item in your nest?

The Tuxedo Pillow $225 at Forty Five Ten, Dallas.

“It has to be bed! I found it in very good condition at the Rose Bowl Flea Market when we lived in LA. I has it re-upholstered and painted but it was an amazing find.�

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ren路o路vate [ren-uh-veyt]


1. to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair. 2. to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.




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Inviting Entries One of the owners of Blue Print, and designer behind Jenkins Interiors, Leslie Jenkins, gives us her take on refreshing your façade. Photography he ather H awkins


f you live in Dallas, Texas, you may have passed by two powder blue doors nestled in a neighborhood off McKinney Avenue. Those doors belong to Blue Print, and it’s their inviting exterior that prompted us to ask, how should I dress my front door space? Leslie Jenkins gives us her take from the functionality of lighting to the charm of a side entry.

The Golden Rule:

When making changes to your façade, make sure it enhances the architecture of the home. “The marriage of materials is meant to complement the architecture,” says Leslie.

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source * renovation

Pa int “Deep hues are perfect for the front door...lighter tones are for siding!”

Entry Ideas Dearest Door

“I have so many favorites. Everyone loves a great modern door, and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors make me melt,” says Leslie. “On the other hand, I will always appreciate an English country home with a charming side entrance. It offers a humble and unpretentious entry into a home.” Charming Entry: A door that is 2/3 glass and has a wood panel below with an ‘X’ detail is always desirable.

Picking the Perfect Palette:

…All paint choices need to complement one another when selecting paint for the door, trim, and siding. A good rule of thumb is to choose several shades of one color. The deeper hues are perfect for the front door and window trim, while the lighter tones should be used for the siding. Perfect Palette: Grand Teton by Benjamin Moore paired with a high gloss black door.

Drop the Digits

“I prefer not to use door numbers,” she explains. “I much prefer them on the curb! Door numbers are not necessary unless the street requires them. Therefore, placement should be the least obtrusive place to the left or right of the door.”



A Bright Idea

“Gas lanterns are a classic selection when lighting a front entry. If electric is all you can accommodate, small recessed lighting will wash the house with light. The goal is to allow your light to glow. No one wants to be blinded upon entry! Lighting is hugely underestimated and making the experience of coming and going a pleasant one for your guests should be a priority.”

Ask the Experts

…Blue Print does offer help with exterior paint choices and greenery advice. When the guidance needed surpasses what they offer, Blue Print can provide additional assistance from parent design firms Jenkins Interiors and Collins Interiors.


Phelps Black Benjamin Moore


Grand Teton Benjamin Moore

Classi c “A glass door with “X” detail is always desirable!” ns einnksi Jk n i e J l s e LesLlei

Get The look

Leslie: Heather Hawkins, Front door items: Courtesy of vendors, RED DOOR ISTOCKOHOTO

Bungalow uses Leslie’s tips to create an inviting entry.

(clockwise from upper-right) 1. Phelps


“Gas lanterns are a classic selection...The goal is to allow your light to glow.”

Black at Benjamin Moore and Grand Teton at Benjamin Moore 2. Cross Buck Door by Pella. for local retailers 3. Cube Live Boxwood Topiary, $315 at www.restorationhardware. com. 4. Lafitte Gas Lantern by Primo Lanterns, $330 at LIGHT in Houston,

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source * SInks

Farm Fresh Keep it cozy with these classic and modern farm sinks.


For an easier install, try and inset sink. Still classic with modern lines

(Clockwise from top) 1. Country Kitchen Sink, starts at $1,095 at the Home Depot and Lowes. 2. Vault Sink, starts at $699 680 at Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Apex Supply Company and The Bath and Kitchen Showplace in Dallas. 3. L20303 Kallista Kitchen Sink in the Bleu De Chine, $7,995 at Ann Sacks. 4. Bredskar Inset Sink, $255 at www. 4. L20303 Kallista Kitchen Sink in the White Carrara, $7,895 at Ann Sacks. 5. Evenweave Sink, starts at $1,680 at Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Apex Supply Company and The Bath and Kitchen Showplace in Dallas.



home home [hohm]


1. a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family or household. 2. the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.


something old

something new Brooke and Josh Shepard— refreshed, Rebuilt and Raised their 1920’s BUngalow to new heights Wo r d s b y N ata lie B og a n M org a n P h o t o g r a p h y b y J ack T hom p son


lot has changed in the seven years since Brooke and Josh Shepard—owners of the mobile photography studio Smilebooth—purchased their 1920s Woodland Heights bungalow. The family of three has grown to four, and their once 950-square-foot abode has been renovated and reimagined with a 21st century, 1,700-square-foot addition. Brook admits, “We walked in and saw potential;



friends looked at the house and thought it was a mess.” Since 2006, the nearly century-old property has evolved in a three-phase renovation, which started with the restoration of the wood floors and original bathroom and continued with the addition of a second bath, an overhaul of the kitchen and an open-concept, two-story extension. Steps away, the home’s original bathroom still features the original claw-foot tub, but the dated yellow walls and linoleum floor were traded out in favor of crisp subway tiles, honeycomb tile flooring and a

Front ROom: The coat rack is from Design Within Reach. The sofa is Ikea and the pillows are West Elm by Alyson Fox. Sidechairs are Herman Miller from Hive Modern and the ottoman is a garage sale find that has been recovered. The cow-hide is from Pure Rugs and the print above the sofa is a Marfa find.

modern white sink. In the back half of the house, the couple removed a carport to make room for a larger kitchen, additional bathroom and two-story wing that overlooks the main space. The renovation made room for two more bedrooms and bathrooms in a space where form, function and family intersects. A catwalk connects the addition and original house. “We used metal to marry the two,” Brooke says. Fabricated steel stairs and railing lends a modern flair to the home and creates a seamless flow between the spaces. A steel gate outside the early 20-century bungalow nods toward an integrated historical-modern theme. Today, the curated Woodland Heights property reflects the Shepard’s love of art, especially that inspired by their beloved Marfa, Texas, where the family often vacations. “It’s a slow pace of life there, but you have art and minimalism,” Brooke says of the small town’s



appeal. “I think that our taste goes towards that. I purchase what I love, but I do not buy on a whim.” White-walled rooms showcase posters, paintings, and furniture pieces collected from the WestTexas town, and highlight vibrant Modernica chairs and ’70s-style Ligne Roset seating. Even the children’s playroom is thoughtfully styled. A Marfa map, which proclaims “Everything Here is Wonderful” hangs above vintage toys and books near a Design Within Reach sleeper sofa and fuchsia floor tiles. Deep in the heart of Houston, the Shepard family’s life in the Woodland Heights neighborhood parallels Marfa, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Both known for historical significance are awash in arts, crafts and historical architecture. Brooke says, “Our home maintains a good balance for our family. We added on quite a bit of space, but it didn’t spread us out to the point of never seeing each other.”

Playroom: The sofa is from Design Within Reach and the Shepard’s son sits in the chair from Ligne Roset. Vibrant floor tiles are from Flor.

Hall Bathroom: The original tub is still in tact, but new subway wall tiles and hexagon floor tile have been updated. A photo of Brooke and her friends spell out Marfa on a girls trip the Texas town.

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It’s a slow pace of life there, but you have art and minimalism,” Brooke says of Marfa’s appeal “I think that our taste goes towards that.”

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Kitchen: The kitchen space was overhauled and brighten with sea-green tile on a neutral palette. It is the space where the old bungalow and new addition merge. The new dining space includes a table that was found at Reeves antiques and a custom top. Yellow chairs are Modernica the photograph of Stella and Leon Shepard, was taken in Marfa.

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Hallway: The painting by Mary Brown was found in Marfa. Backpacks, Helmets and sports gear hang in the wings. Vibrant floor tiles are from Flor.





Den: Steel, is the link that merges the spaces inside and out. The stairs were fabricated by Bob Martin at Merge Studios. The laundry area is cleverly hidden behind the white screen. The bold sofa is the Togo collection from Linge Roset, shelves are custom and wall art is from Multi-colored floor tiles from Flor.

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Den: Navy chair is the Togo collection from Linge Roset and sits in front of a herringbone-patterened brick firepalces. The multi-colored floor tiles from Flor and the stairs and rail were fabricated by Bob Martin at Merge Studios. The artwork is a Marfa find.

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Kids Room:The bunk beds are from Room and Board. The bedding was made by Kerry Cassill and the fox pillow is Donna Wilson. The art on the wall was taken by a friend on a trip to Marfa. Bathroom: Red medicine cabinet is from Ikea.

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Master bedroom: The rocker is Modernica, rug from West Elm, lamp from Ikea and side-table from Branch Home. The bed is from Design Within Reach and the bolster is John Robshaw. Side-table is Ikea, plant pottery Keith Creeger and the portrait is by Sloan Bane. A self-portrait of Brooke’s sister.



“Our home maintains a good balance for our family, we added on quite a bit of space, but it didn’t spread us out to the point of never seeing each other.”

Master Bathroom: La Nova tile and West Elm rug. The leather chair is Jamie Garza, Marfa and the rug is Ikea.



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living color

Lydia Kline— mixes her love for clean lines with Eclectic Prints and Vivid Hues. Wo r d s b y N ata lie B og a n M org a n

P h o t o g r a p h y b y J ack T hom p son


nly one year after Lydia and Will Kline moved into their 1950s ranchstyle home in Houston’s popular Briargrove neighborhood, they already have a complete space that feels like home. Prior to that, the fresh-faced newlyweds were living in Austin. Lydia, a recent SMU grad, was working as a visitation enforcement attorney, while Will, 31, attended business school at the University of Texas. The two, along with their English bulldog , Tiny, moved to Houston when Will took a job with JP Morgan. As soon as they closed on their 3/2, 2,000-square-foot abode, the couple immediately traded out the heavier décor for cleaner lines and youthful hues. “The previous owner decorated it so traditionally,” she says. “The walls were all the same color—a pale yellow. They had a lot more traditional furniture and dark woods, so the house had a very different vibe.” With the help of her stylist sister and interior decorator mom, Lydia reenergized the space by lightening the walls with a mix of gray and white paint, which provided a muted canvas for her eclectic and vibrant array of bohemian, Moroccan and Native American finds. “I wanted a really crisp, almost preppy color that I could just play off of, but be neutral. I didn’t want a statement, because I knew I was going to do a lot of statement pieces elsewhere,” she says. Like in the entry, where mint green wallpaper by Osborne & Little sets a cheerful tone, marked by colorful hummingbirds and a shimmering gold leaf imprint. Nearby, in the formal living room, playful chevrons, ikat and geometric pillows pop atop a vintage sectional that Lydia scored from Again and Again in Dallas. The room is anchored by a trio of Shine by S.H.O. photos purchased on Gilt. “It feels like you could step inside and be transported somewhere magical like India or Egypt or Thailand,” she says of the Moroccan images. “I loved the fact that I could hang them and they could make the space feel for-

eign and enchanted.” Though eclectic, the end results is a youthful, yet preppy mix of old and new that flows well from room-to-room in a mashup of bold Madeline Weinrib rugs, glossy light fixtures and unexpected accents like the Confetti System garland displayed in the guest room. “I basically did the design for my wedding, but my sister surprised me and did my tent and there was a whole backdrop of those Confetti System garlands—sort of a 1950s prom look. I hung one to remind me of that day,” she recounts. “I really wanted to have fun with this house,” she says. “I figure one day we will outgrow this home, and at that point, I can decorate a more ‘adult’ space with neutral shades and more traditional pieces.

Entry: Wallpaper is Osborne and Little, console is Jonathan Adler, lamp is Arteriors and the umbrella stand is from Etsy.

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Formal living: Sofa was upholstered in the Shantung Silhouette print from Schumacher at Again & Again, Dallas. The black and white accent pillows are Gilt, colorful pillows are from Furbish Studio, throw Serana and Lily and the Madeline Weinrieb rug is from KhulLindscomb. Farmhouse lounge chair from A + R, artwork from Gilt and coffee table from 1st Dibs, Lucite console in the den is Again and Again, Dallas.

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Dining: Chandelier from Furbish Studio in North Carolina, custom table from District Millworks in Los Angeles, dining chairs from River Oaks Antiques, artwork by Jenny Andrews at Furbish Studio, North Carolina.



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Den: (previous page) Sofa and ottoman were a gift. Side tables are from White Elephant in Dallas. Accent pillows Loopy Mango, NYC. Art: (left to right) prints is from 20x200, seascape from White Elephant prints is from 20x200, Brooklyn Street fair, Morocco, printOne Kings Lane and seascape from White Elephant Left: Upholstered chairs were purchase and recovered at Again and Again, Dallas. The side-table is a Mecox Gardens and painted white. Books: Lydia grouped books by binding color thought the home builtins and vignettes.

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Den and wet-bar: Upholstered chairs were purchase and recovered at Again and Again, Dallas. The side-table is a Mecox Gardens and painted white.

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Master bedroom: Screen is from White Elephant in Dallas, side tables Bungalow 5, bedding William Sonoma, lamps Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, large accent pillows is John Robshaw from Khul Linscomb, small pillow is Peacock Alley and drapery is custom from Calico Corners.



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Guest room: The headboard is from White Elephant in Dallas, accent pillow is Serena and Lily and bedding from Restoration Hardware. The “goodnight� pillow is a vintage find. Side tables are Bungalow 5, lamps are vases from White Elephant in Dallas that were converted and the garland is from Confetti System. The guest table is West Elm, lucite chair, and mirror are from Mecox Gardens.

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Hand Made in Dallas

Four Dallasites follow their passions and embrace their entrepreneurial spirits. Wo r d s b y L a u r a B u s by Photography of 75 Apparel and Jeremy Noel by Sara Kearns

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Craftsman Ro ck y G a r za of Craft and Gather


ocky Garza, photographer turned artisan entrepreneur, recently discovered a talent for building furniture from reclaimed wood. The talent emerged as he and his wife, Sara, renovated their first home. The couple purchased their home last August and immediately started to stamp their imprint. They had a design vision but no tools. After investing in tools, Sara’s father offered Rocky a crash course in woodwork. Within two weeks, he tore down a wall, framed a door, ripped out a fireplace, built bookshelves and realized a new passion. The novice embraced his unexpected talent and engrossed himself in both his home renovation project and a new business: Craft and Gather. Creating new objects from old wood headed to the trash inspires Rocky. Seemingly, it happened overnight, Rocky quickly advanced from doorframes to craftsperson after he built a nine-foot credenza for the Garza dining room. This motivated a nine-foot long, three-foot wide and threefoot thick, dining table that easily seats ten, and when necessary cozily accommodates a few more. Rocky delights in giving a new purpose to reclaimed oak and pine from a Dallas-area salvage yard that specializes in tearing down old homes and barns. A delightful day for Rocky and Sara comes from the entertainment of friends in their home around a table they designed and made. Although, Rocky’s passion for woodwork soars, he still finds time to grow and promote the couple’s photography business, Sara & Rocky Photography. Creative Inspiration: Although, Rocky prefers Southwest, Industrial and Modern styles, he customizes each piece to satisfy the customer. The owner decides the dimension, color and style. In the future: Rocky’s preference for modern and mid-century furniture design is the motivation for future growth of reclaimed wood. One concept encompasses welding frames and bases into geometric shapes and patterns. This involves mastery over welding, layout and design concepts. The second merges new metal neon and old reclaimed wood. The stark contrast is profound! How to Purchase: In the Dallas/Fort Worth area orders are picked up or delivered. Pieces are shipped to other areas of the world. Visit



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Left: A breakfast table is one of the many options available to order from Craft & Gather. Right: “I would say by far, my best seller is the reclaimed wood desk. I have made it multiple times in different variations and colors.�

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Team E ddie C h av ez a nd Cr e t h Davis of 75 Apparel


eet Creth Davis and Eddie Chavez, the creative geniuses and entrepreneur collaborators behind 75 Apparel screen print company. Two years ago, the duo merged their unique talent to create articles of clothing and décor items.. After a few rounds of DYI and troubleshooting, they now operate the screen print studio from Eddie’s garage. At the beginning, they purchased a Michael’s screen print kit and watched multiple YouTube videos to establish their process. Eddie, an engineer by trade, built a four-screen holder press and dryer to generate perfect and pristine screened tee shirts. Creth designs, Eddie prints. The movie enthusiasts’ design inspiration comes from their favorite films. The movie, Bambi inspired the Doe icon. Alfred Hitchcock’s, film, The Birds inspired the Feather, and Jacques Cousteau inspired the JIM deep-sea diving suit design. The Doe, Come and Take It and the Night Owl, are their most popular designs. Styles and sizes appeal to adults and children, beginning with onesies for babies and tees for toddlers. 75 Apparel accommodates any customer who wants a basic designed tee shirt. Each tee is printed on Made in America apparel. The designs can also be applied to household items, as noted from the 75 coasters and screened wood panels. Creative Inspiration: Eddie and Creth’s partnership possesses a natural rhythm and flow from creative design to sales. In demonstration, they both pulled out their favorite prints and engineered the screens to the printing device. Gradually the screen was lightly inked in a warm red and gently applied to the press for even application. Beautifully designed tees emerged. On operational days, the workflow falls into a typical cycle between filling inventory, washing screens, prepping new ones and testing designs. In the future: Eddie and Creth would like to sell their designs in brick and mortar stores. Beyond that, they will start to make prints for posters. How to Purchase: Currently 75 Apparel is available online at or local Etsy Dallas events.

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Left: Creth demonstrates the screen print process. 75 Apparel also print on wood panels, perfect for gallery walls. Right: The Doe and Feather design are among the design available. Eddie shows how align the press.

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Revisionist J e r e m y Noe l of Revisionist Designs


eremy’s current passion gives life and a new purpose to discarded, broken or otherwise unneeded objects - especially stereophonic equipment. This audiophile does not claim ownership of the concept, but when he saw an ice chest used as a stereo, Jeremy was determined to master the design idea. He chose to use mid-century style suitcases, which he repurposes by installing a speaker and cord connector. He covers the soldered-wired device with the vintage suitcase sides. Completed the Soundcase, a high fidelity system, connects to any device with a standard headphone jack, like an iPod, mobile phone, computer, Discman or Walkman. A rechargeable battery powers the Soundcase, which when removed, connects to a standard U.S. wall socket for an overnight charge. The charged battery allows many hours of continuous playback. A colored LED switch, powers the creation. Speakers vary with the size and shape of the box and customers’ preferences. While old-fashioned in appearance, all the components are new, and ensure many years of quality music entertainment. What started, as a hobby is now a growing business! When we met up with Jeremy, we were offered homemade cookies, kombucha, hula-hoops and an Alice in Wonderland playhouse. It was a unexpected and perfect afternoon. Creative Inspiration: The Soundcase is not Jeremy’s first venture in repurposing. He takes pride in the creative process of figuring out how to turn everyday items into functional art. In the future: Jeremy plans to expand the Soundcase line and continue repurposing discarded camera lenses into unique jewelry and customized designs. How to Purchase: Check out Jeremy’s Etsy shop at Revisionist Designs. Suitcase Speakers start at $300-$325, which includes battery and a replacement battery at



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Left: Jeremy demonstrates building process Right: Revsionist Designs also includes jewelry made from old camera parts. Hula is a favorite Soundcase pastime.

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garden [gahr-dn]


1. a plot of ground, usually near a house, where flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, or herbs are cultivated. 2. a fertile and delightful spot or region.




style nest source gardens Gl ance

Natural Elements

All: Courtesy of Vendors

(Clockwise from far left) 1. Romeo Outdoor C3 Ceiling Lamp, starting at $1,975 at Scott Cooner in Austin and Dallas, KhulLinscomb in Houston or at www.flosusa. com. 2. Platta Flooring, $34.99/9 Pack at Ikea Dallas, Houston or Round Rock. 3. Vaso Rettangolare Illuminated Planter, $525 at Design Within Reach in Austin, Dallas and Houston or 4. Fire Pit By Plodes Studio, staring at $1195 at Design Within Reach Austin, Dallas and Houston or 5. Low Round Concrete Stool, $1,295 at Baker Houston or at 6. Maia Egg Swing by Kettal, starting at $3292 at Smink in Dallas.

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Orchard In The City Bungalow gets the skinny on growing citrus in the city from Houston’s, Zack and Jessica Mason. W r i t t e n b y K risti K r u pa l a

P h o t o g r a p h y B rooke S chwa b

garden * Citrus

Is this your first time growing citrus trees? Zack: We got started with one lime tree several

years ago and the “orchard” has grown from there.

Why did you decide on large planters for your citrus trees? Zack: Living in the inner loop of Houston we

have a smaller yard that is in large part taken up with a concrete patio. We found out quickly that the patio was barren and radiated a lot of heat during the summer. We needed some shade as well as atmosphere for our backyard and large planters seemed to be a perfect solution. We decided on citrus trees because not only do we love the fruits of our labors, but, while they do not handle freezes well, having them in large planters made it simple to move the trees inside when necessary. They also allow you to adjust the location of the trees for maximum sunlight as the seasons change throughout the year.

What is included in your citrus orchard? Zack: Our garden contains Moro blood oranges,

Cara-Cara red navel oranges, Satsuma mandarins, Hamlin sweet oranges, Rio red grapefruit, Meyer lemons, Key limes, pineapples and avocados. We also grow a variety of fresh herbs for cooking or mixing drinks: basil, rosemary, sage, mint, chives, cilantro, parsley and dill.

How well have your trees been doing since you first planted? Zack: All and all, they have been doing quite

well; however, there was a freakishly large Houston



hailstorm earlier this year that destroyed some of the fruit for this coming season. It ripped the leaves apart and damaged most of the fruit already in bloom. They are starting to build back though. On average how much fruit do your trees bare each season and when do you start to have usable fruit? Zack: All citrus ripens between October and

January in Houston. Our various trees produce any number of delicious fruit ranging from a few of the larger varieties, such as grapefruit to twenty or thirty of the smaller varieties: Satsumas, lemons or limes.

Zack’s Tips for Growing Citrus • Never overwater your citrus! Even during the hot Texas summers, a good watering once or twice a week is all your trees need. • Soil plays an important role in your plant’s growth. Make sure it drains well and includes lots of organic material. I use a mix of organic potting soil, cedar bark and perlite.

Backyard Citrus: (from left to right) Zack and Jessica grow fresh herbs to accent their citrus dishes and drinks. A variety of lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit makeup the portal orchard. The Mason’s trees are potted for easy transport.

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Last Look * Snapshots

Dallas B l u e P r i n t , D a l l a s Te x a s

P h o t o g r a p h y H e ather H awkins



See you Soon. Fall 2013

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Profile for Bungalow Publishing

Bungalow Magazine Summer 2013  

A quarterly home magazine created for the vibrant urban lifestyle of Texas.

Bungalow Magazine Summer 2013  

A quarterly home magazine created for the vibrant urban lifestyle of Texas.