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Trends: Pink + Orange

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Trends: Black+ White+ Gold

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Shopping: 2nd Street, Austin

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

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Anatomy for a Guest Bed: Peacock Alley’s resident etiquette expert, Brad Cleveland shares his tips for preparing the perfect guest bed.

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The Five-Mintue Entryway Fix: Abbe Fenimore, interior designer behind Studio Ten 25, uses a few simple rules to re-imagine an entryway.

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My Favorite Room: The designers behind the dual-city Pulp Design Studio, Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry let Bungalow take a peek inside their nest.

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Bold and Beautiful: From dining to armchairs, high-gloss lacquer to sleek molded chairs, we explore the color of red.

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Cozy Gets a Fresh Face: A 1940s bungalow gets an update without compromising charm.

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Trends: Tile

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The Art of the Matter: A Dallas renovated home is calling card for creativity.

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A True Story of How a Boy and Girl Make a Loft Home: A Dallas couple shares how the art of negotiation merged their spaces.

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Trends: Garden Inspired

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Going Green: A first-time composter tells us why she used a compost to make their garden flourish.

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Retro Retreat: Architect Flynn Dodds and Environmental Graphic Designer, Sharon Dodds, show us their home at a glance.

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*Editors’ Letter

Let’s Start From The Beginning... “ The best design comes when a person stays true to oneself.”

Welcome to Bungalow...Three years have passed since I moved into my third home. With each move I had to re-imagine a new space and make it my own, this time with the addition of a husband, and one year later a daughter, there was a clear need to make it “our” home. I have made smart decisions and mistakes. Yet, as I stepped back and looked at the big picture I realized the best design comes when a person stays true to oneself. Therefore, Bungalow magazine is born out of my decorating ups-and-downs. Bungalow magazine’s mission is to inspire those with a love for design and unique style. Aspiring for excellence, each issue will reveal and disclose innovative, modern, and thoughtful designs that are accessible to Texans. Whether starting out in your first apartment, buying a home or just need encouragement, and design inspiration I invite you to become a part of the best Texas has to offer. In this issue, I am honored to introduce you to a group of young creative individuals willing allow us a peek inside their lives and examine their distinctive style. From graphic and interior designers to architects and musicians, see how they layout spaces, use color, merge households, and develop serene environments that inspires.

Warmly,

Lesley Busby Weaver

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1. of, pertaining to, or designating a city or town. 2. living in a city.

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Contributing Photographers K e v i n D oto lo H eather H awk i n s Manny Rodriguez B i ll salla n s J ack T h o m p s o n

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Contributors

Our Talent. Bill Sallans

Heather Hawkins, a Dallas based editorial and wedding photographer, worked in New York’s fashion industry as a stylist after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology. While on the set, Heather found her calling as a photographer. Now, she shares Texas living with her husband and enjoys music, traveling, and cooking.

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Jessica Jones

Three years ago, Dallas writer Jessica Jones fell in love with a fireplace and became a homeowner for the first time. Since then, she has developed an affinity for vintage furniture shopping and a serious Home Garden TV (HGTV) addiction but has never quite gotten the hang of horticulture. She gets her servingware obsession from her mother.

Laura Busby

Laura Busby, a Dallas transplant from Philadelphia is an E-Commerce Manager for a luxury linen and bath company. She also contributes to the marketing team. Laura is a partners for Something Legit, a blog for men’s fashion. When away from her desk she can be found traveling or playing bass in the indie rock band, The Black Frames.

Laura: Heather Hawkins, Tommy: Sara Kerns

Heather Hawkins

Houston native advertising and editorial photographer Bill Sallans has been shooting in Austin for the past 4 years. After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California and a short stint in LA, Bill made the trek to Texas’ Capital and has not looked back. One of his favorite things about being a photographer is constantly being exposed to places and people. This assignment was no different; Bill photographed the shops of Austin’s exciting 2nd street district.


Manny Rodriguez

Kristi Krupala

Kristi Krupala is a seasoned communications/media relations/ professional with corporate and non-profit experience. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of sectors from movie critic, to publishing. Presently, she is Communications Lead for the Americas division of Wood Group PSN, a global oil services in Houston. Kristi, involved with Delta Zeta Sorority, the Public Relations Society of AmericaHouston Chapter, the Junior League of Houston, and the Texas A&M University Alumni Association, is an active freelance writer.

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.

Manny Rodriguez is affable, easy to work with and a man of many secrets. The je ne Sais quois he brings to interior shots. The tasty little something extra you feel with his food images. Equally known for his hospitality he maintains the spirit of “mi casa, tu casa” warmly welcomes guest to studio parties, holiday gatherings, and a cup of Cuban rocket fuel. It is his famous secret Cuban coffee, dubbed “the black nectar of the Cuban gods,” by his grandfather. It keeps friends, family, and clients coming back to Manny’s home and studio (American Express, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Roche Bobois, Sam’s Club, Target, The Richards Group, Williams-Sonoma, and many others).

Tommy Busby

It has been 3 years since Dallasite Tommy Busby made the journey from LA with a surfboard in tow and with no regrets. The audio engineer/composer brought with him experiences working for clients such as The Cartoon Network, G4 Network, (Esquire Network) and MTV. For this issue, Tommy has lent his skills to our Bungalow launch video. When not busy with his profession he can usually be found writing and mixing songs or on stage performing with his band The Black Frames.

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style [stahyl]

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

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(Clockwise from far left) 1. Jules Point Paperweight by Kate Spade, $35 at www.nordstrom.com. 2.Hand Sanitizer Cozy, $42 at Jonathan Adler, Dallas and Houston. 3.The New York Times. 36 Hours. 125 Weekends, $ 40.00 at Mercury Design Studio, Austin. 4. Fleurs d’Oranger Eau de Parfum, $120 at Prize, Austin. 5.Madeline Weinrib Westley, at Kuhl-Linscomb, Houston. 6. Asian Trunk Table, $249 at Wisteria, Dallas. 7. Anika Pillow, $89 at High Fashion Home, Houston.

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1. Sabine Brass Desk Lamp, $600 at Loft, Austin 2. Small Bullet Bowl by Waylan Gregory, (similar to shown) $135 at Longoria Collection, Houston. 3. Forester Oil Rubbed Bronze and Gold Leaf Pendant, $1,910 at Loft, Austin 4. Cowhide Coaster, with a splash of gold $12 each at Calypso St. Barth, Dallas, Houston and Austin. 5. Cervino Armchair by Verden, starts at $4100 at Smink, Dallas. 6. Neutraface Slab Blocks, $40 at Ph Design Studio, Houston 7. Gold Bourgie Lamp by Kartell, $685 at Nest, Dallas. 8. Black Tassel Key Chain, $30 at St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange, Dallas 9. Quill Bibb Necklace, $345 at Grange Hall, Dallas 10. Isola Dining Table in anthracite by Linteloo, starting at $2278 at Smink, Dallas. 11. TRÅDKLÖVER Fabric, $7.99 per yard at IKEA Dallas, Houston and Round Rock.


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2nd Street We hit the second street district to see the latest in home design and accessories. P h o t o g r a p h y B i ll salla n s

Bang & Olufsen

If the future were an audio-video store, it would be Bang & Olufsen. With high-definition televisions that adjust to light and mind-blowing sound systems that are beyond our mental capacity, Bang & Olufsen is an experience in itself. We may not know how all this technology works, but we do know this: Bang & Olufsen


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makes things that look pretty and sound great. That’s all that matters anyway, right? 217 W. 2nd St.; 512-215-8223; bang-olufsen.com

Bo Concept

Priding itself on its custom Danish design, Bo Concept is a hub for urban living. The wall of fabrics opens you up to all the creative possibilities. The vignettes, however, are styled to perfection, so it’s hard to imagine wanting anything different. Bo Concept takes a fresh approach to urban style and modern-contemporary design without losing those touches of “home.” 430 W. 2nd St.; 512-258-0835; boconcept.us

Design Within Reach

Iconic pieces of modern design are accessible at this notable store. The rooms are lined with pieces from design companies such as Kartell and Herman Miller, and, in true design fashion, a back wall is lined with images of designers including Saarinen, Eames, and Starck. It is a nice homage to the folks that created modern design. 200 W 2nd St.;

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FLOR

Chevrons, solids, stripes—oh my! This small boutique houses a modular carpeting system that is a perfect solution to high-traffic areas. With the ability to customize in the store, you will find an appealing option no matter your design style. (Yes, even you traditionalists who may hesitate because of the modern approach can make it work.) 209 W. 2nd St.; 512-243-7073; flor.com

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Langford Market

Known mainly for its clothing selection, Langford Market also houses treats for dwelling devotees. On any particular day, you can find mid-century chairs, dishes, and even vintage scales. The walls are dressed with art from local artists, adding to this corner store’s flea-market style. 249 W. 2nd St.; 512-482-8500; langfordmarket.com

Luxe Apothetique

You may think Luxe Apothetique is just a clothing store. But it’s so much more. Luxe Apothetique gives a nod to the old-fashioned drug store and carries everything from handbags to aprons and fabric to perfume. Grab a truly “Austin” gift with the locally made coasters, Texas flag totes, or Cat Studio pillows. If you need a touch-up on your makeup, just stop by the full-service salon. (Yes, you read that right.) What did we leave with? A handful of pocket-sized Marvis toothpaste tubes—perfect for future houseguests and too cute to boot. 201 W. 2nd St.; 512-215-0282

Mercury Design Studio

Everything is in the details at this carefully curated boutique, from the wall of John Derain decoupage plates, Seda France candles, and gold, initial necklaces to the classic book line

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Prize


Prize

designed by Coraline Bickford-Smith. On the walls is a mixed-media collection of contemporary watercolors, prints, photography, classic portraits, and taxidermy (one in particular wearing a crown). If you find yourself in the back of the shop, take time to explore the Art-o-mat®, a vintage cigarette machine that dispenses music, art, and writings from an ever-changing group of artist. 209 W. 2nd; 512-236-0100; mercurydesignstudio.com

Prize

Perfect for a true modern-eclectic collector, Prize carries an array for both sensibilities. For the modern side, Trina Turk pillows, Alexandra Von Furstenburg acrylic accessories, and alluring design books. For the eclectic side, a small selection of vintage furniture, candles made from recycled soda bottles, and Happy Socks. Pick up a card from their entertaining selection to complement your gift purchase. 202 Colorado St. 512.814.0339; prizeaustin.com

Wee

If you are looking for nursery themes, you won’t find one here. Wee is stocked with everything from Blabla mobiles to Orbitz strollers, perfect for the urban baby. You will also find Baby Bloom cribs and changing tables that are sleek solutions for smaller spaces. Our favorite item? The Kiko Toys® wooden sushi set. What little tyke wouldn’t want to make his (or her) own California roll? 213 W. 2nd St.; 512-236-

Mercury

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1338; shopwee.com

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DALLAS What is in your Little Black Book? We caught up with four Dallasites that are defining style and sharing their secrets along the way! Po r t r a i t s b y H eather H awk i n s

Street Style Favorite store: Kate Spade Favorite thing to wear: Heirloom jewelry A rule for personal style: “Layer for texture”

Style at Home Favorite home store: One Kings Lane Design style? Eclectic Favorite accessory: My father’s painting of a bison. A rule for personal style: “Make it personal. Nothing should match perfectly.”

the little Black Book Art: 20x200 Antiques: Lula B’s Florist: Dallas Stems Top Right: meaningful things inspire Alexis’ home design. This is a bison painting her father gave her. It hung in her parents first Dallas home. Middle: Practicing what she preaches, layer for texture. Bottom: Heirloom jewelry is very influential in her personal style.

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Alexis Pond Ag e:30 O c c u pat ion : M a r k e t i n g M a n ag e r


B. Austin Jones Ag e:38 O c c u pat ion : Fina nc i a l S e r v ic e s Prof e ss iona l s

Street Style Favorite store: Brooks Brothers and Q-Custom Clothiers Favorite item to wear: Custom Fit Shirts A rule for personal style: “Conservative style with creative flair!”

Style at Home Favorite home store: Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Design style: Contemporary

the little Black Book Art: Dallas Artisan’s Collective Antiques: The Whimsey Shoppe Florist: Mockingbird Florist Fabric source: Cutting Corners Wallpaper resource: Wallpaper Galore Upholsterer: Childress Fabric and Furniture Top Left: These handkerchiefs are the perfect “creative flair” for the conservative suit. You can find them at Q Clothiers, Dallas and Houston Middle: Pattern on pattern is a great way to express yourself in a conservative setting. Bottom: This Jonathan Adler chair is the perfect mix of conservative and a pop of flair.

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Details: Heather Hawkins, inspirations: By Alexis and B. Austin

Favorite accessory: Lamps

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Grant Jackson Street Style Favorite store: Fred Segal (LA), Barney’s, J.Crew and Billy Reid Favorite thing to wear: A smile and my Cartier Tank Solo watch

Style at Home Favorite home store: David Sutherland Showrooms (To Trade Only) and Nick Brock Antiques Design style: Antique/Eclectic A rule for personal style: “Buy well, buy once.”

the little Black Book Art: “I live with a collector of art. He has an exceptional eye for extraordinary things, he is my inside source.” Antiques: Les Antiques Florist: Grange Hall Fabric source: Perennials Fabrics Wallpaper resource: The Newlon Collection by Bettinger Studio Upholsterer: Julian Vagas Upholstery and Marroquin Custom Upholstery Above Right: Grant’s vanity is appealing because of the meticulous attention to details. Bottom Right: The lake house bedroom is decorated with art and antiques with a splash of preppy chevron. Bottom Left: The courtyard is a combination of symmetry and pops of color.

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Ag e: 3 0 O c c u pat ion : Nat ion a l S a l e s M a n ag e r f or Davi d S u t he rl a n d


Heather Devers Ag e: 3 0 O c c u pat ion: S t y l e Di r e ctor at J C Pe n n ey

Street Style Favorite store: J.Crew, Gap, Cusp and Urban Outfitters Favorite thing to wear: A statement necklace or a bold pant A rule for personal style: Classic pieces with a rock n’ roll bohemian edge.

Style at Home Favorite home store: West Elm, Nest, Jonathan Adler and CB2 Design style: Modern/Eclectic Favorite accessory: Patterned throw pillows A rule for personal style: “Are you in love with it? I have to be comfortable with seeing a piece every day before I buy it.”

the little Black Book

Antiques: Lost and Found Antiques, Ebay Florist: Bows & Arrows Fabric source: IKEA Wallpaper resource: Jonathan Adler & AllModern.com Top Left: “I get a lot of my style influence from music concerts. SXSW was amazing inspiration. Between the artists and the crowd, I was in heaven.” Bottom: These are a mix of art she inherited to a poster picked up in the MOMA gift shop.

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Details: Heather Hawkins, inspirations: By Grant and Heather

Art: 20X200, We are 1976, and pieces picked up traveling

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nest [nest]

noun

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

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Anatomy of a Guest Bed Peacock Alley’s resident etiquette expert, Brad Cleveland, shares tips for preparing the perfect guest room. W r i t t e n b y R achel J o h n s o n

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here is nothing better than nice sheets, quality towels, and a plush robe waiting for you when you get home. Even better, that trifecta waiting in your guest room after a long trip. But what if you’re the host? If the possibility of creating that five-star feel in your guest room leaves you in a cold sweat, we feel you. That’s why we talked to Brad Cleveland, Central States Regional Manager at Peacock Alley, the Dallas-based luxury-bedding boutique. He filled us in on everything you need to know to prepare the perfect guest bed, plus a few extras to complete a relaxing guest room retreat for your visitors. It’s all those extra little touches, says Brad, that “shows respect for your guest and a desire to make them feel welcome.” We agree.

The Process

Step 1: Put on a fresh sheet

(yes, even if the one you’re replacing has never been slept on), and have both a percale and sateen sheet on hand. In the summer, pick percale sheets (like those from Peacock Alley’s Boutique Sheeting Collection) because they sleep cooler. In the winter, or if you have a cold sleeper, choose sateen. When in doubt, go with percale—guests can always add extra blankets if the room is too chilly. Calypso Sheeting Collection starting at $80 at peacockalley.com

Step 2: Add a blanket or

a matelassé over the sheet. Riviera Blanket starting at $135 at peacockalley.com

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: Use a duvet cover for extra warmth, and tuck it into the base of the bed to showcase the sheets and the blanket. Duvet inserts vary by region, depending on the climate. Brad recommends using a down blanket to fill your duvet in order to maintain a thin, streamlined look.


Step 8: To finish the look, use

an assortment of decorative pillows. Lucia Matelassé Decorative Pillow starting at $240 at peacockalley.com

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Create a layer using the pillowcases that match the duvet.

Step 6: For the next layer,

use the pillows that guests will sleep on with the pillowcases that accompany the sheets, and provide a variety of pillow densities. Brad suggests keeping one medium pillow and one firm pillow on the bed with spare sets in the closet. Pique Tailored Shams starting at $135 at peacockalley.com

It’s in the Details • Leave a decanter full of water and glasses at your bedside table (no guest wants to wander to a strange kitchen in the middle of the night). • Add some pretty flowers to the room, but stay away from buds with too much pollen. Orchids are an excellent choice— they are gorgeous and won’t trigger your guest’s allergies. • Keep a soft, plush robe on the back of the bathroom door for your guest’s post- showering pleasure. • Artfully arrange some magazines and books in a simple basket near the bed. • Light a candle and leave a book of matches for your guest to use throughout the weekend. Choose a scent that is neutral, not floral. Brad likes Marianne Guedin’s Blue Lagoon candle. • Stock 12 inexpensive washcloths near the bathroom sink, making hand washing and make up removal convenient for your guest. • Put a fun laundry basket in the closet so guests have a spot to put their used towels and sheets.

A matelassé is a thick, heavy textile that has the appearance of padding but, in actuality, has no additional thickness. Instead, this look is achieved using a

Step 5: To create the ideal

Step 4: Place a throw at the base of

the bed, making it convenient and comfortable for guests to take a nap or curl up with a good book.

pillow backdrop, place euro shams at the headboard in colors that match the blanket/ matelassé. Neutral colors are a versatile choice as they create an inviting palette that can be easily mixed and matched as styles change.

weaving technique that gives the appearance of a raised or quilted pattern. This style is meant to imitate the stitching techniques used to make quilts in Marseilles, France. It’s a great way to add some texture without adding bulk.

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Brad: Heather Hawkins Bedding: Courtesy of vendors

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Five-Minute Entryway Fix Abbe Fenimore, interior designer behind Studio Ten 25, uses a few simple rules to reimagine Dallas resident Emily Adam’s entryway. Emily adams

P h o t o g r a p h y H eather H awk i n s

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moved into her home in Northhaven Park with her husband, Colby and children Abigail and William. Three months later they welcomed the newest addition Elizabeth Kate. With limited time to unpack and decorate Emily was excited to engage Abbe Fenimore, interior designer into her home. Using what she already owned from around the house plus adding a few flourishes, Abbe transformed the entryway in just minutes.

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“Sometimes the most beautiful arrangements come from trying something unexpected.


Entryway

Hanging Around Hanging wall art is a process, especially when putting up

Book Worm

multiple pieces. Making templates

“I love seeing books stacked

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ject that brings in a texture or color that will tie in with

TIP: Scale is important with art. Sometimes an oversized piece will do the trick but it can also look crammed into the room.

the rest of the room. TIP: Bargain book stores are a great place to find coffee table books. Taking a peek under the glossy cover can revel a more sophisticated look.

Do Depth Play with shapes and sizes. Some of the most beautiful arrangements come from trying something unexpected. When creating depth Abbe says, “Balance is key, use a lamp or small piece of art behind the grouping so that it becomes part of the environment instead standing out.

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the lo o k Just moving a piece into another room or grouping it with other pieces give it a fresh new look.

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Steal Her Style 1. Artisan Table Lamp by Currey & Company $450 at Lighting Inc., Austin, Houston and, San Antonio. 2. Urchin Object Antique Gold $24 (small) and $38 (large) at www.dwellstudio.com. 3. Silhouette at www.simplysilhouettes. com 4. Pierced Ginger Jar $68 at www. at www.apartment48.com.

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Products: Courtesy of Vendors, Abbe: Bret Sano

cwonder.com 5. Bone Inlay Boxes $145


Soft & chic:

Palladian Blue

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Bear Creek Benjamin Moore

Pa i nt “For a dramatic effect, try using a high gloss or metallic paint!”

Designer Abbe Fenimore’s pick’s Amp it up! Use these items to create a dramatic makeover.

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Catchall “A bowl or catchall is a win, It is functional and it looks fabulous.”

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6. Palladian Blue HC-144 at Benjamin Moore and Bear Creek 1470 at Benjamin Moore 7. Kikko Trelli by Osborne and Little $324 a roll at I.D.

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Collection Dallas and Houston. 8. Diva in Beige by Graham & Brown $85 a roll at www.grahambrown.com. 9. Baroque Antiqued Gold Leaf Tray $275 at www.shopten25.com. 10. Jali Grey by at The Rug Company, Dallas or www.therugcompany.com

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Inside the Nest Pulp Design Studio’s, Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry: Bungalow peeks inside their favorite rooms P h o t o g r a p h y K e v i n D oto lo

Meet Carolina Eclectic for sure! I love mixing new items with collected treasures from travels and different times of my life. My love of Asia and Mexico is fully reflected throughout my home. Every room contains something that reminds me of a particular place and time. Which style do you call home?

I live in an old textile mill that was converted to 11 loft units. It is distinctly urban, charming and somewhat Melrose Place at the same time. I truly love it!

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Lamp: Courtesy of Vendor

What is your personal design aesthetic?


The Pulp Story Designers Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry merged their talents in 2007 and formed Pulp Design Studio part-time. Five years later Pulp grew into a full-blown, full-time agency. Recently, the owners of Pulp took another leap of faith. Serving national clients the Pulp women expanded to the west coast after Beth’s husband joined Nordstrom’s as Senior Art Director in Seattle, Washington. Then in December of 2012, they launched www.pulphome.com. What is next? Of course, it will be their personal brand of home goods.

The Palette: Pure White Crave

Sherwin Williams

Serge Mouille Three-Arm Floor Lamp $7,380 at Design Within Reach

Agreeable Gray Sherwin Williams

Details Side table:

What do you love about your living room?

It is uncomplicated and cozy but most importantly livable. As a designer, I love gorgeous things, and I appreciate relaxed spaces with a pulled together look.. What is your favorite item in the space?

Well, it changes from time to time but right now, I love my Tamil Horse Lamp. It looks like a sculpture piece that was converted into a lamp, and it is just different. What item would you add?

I would love to have a Serge Mouille ThreeArm Floor Lamp. It is a beautiful piece of organic sculpture!

In and Out End Table $1,123 at Pulp Home Lamp: Tamil Horse Lamp $197 at Pulp Home

Relaxed Khaki Sherwin Williams

Throw pillows:

Large Dark Grey custom pillow with Beacon Hill fabric by Pulp. Small Cream custom pillow with Pollack fabric by Pulp. Multi Colored Chevron by Missoni Home. Yellow Silk Pillow from West Elm. Sofa: Z Gallerie Coffee Table:

Fresh

Three horizontal stripes add a graphic touch to the loft walls.

Crate & Barrel Area rug:

Crate & Barrel

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Meet Beth How long have you been in your new place?

Only a month and a half now! What is your personal design aesthetic?

When you design for so many different clients it is difficult not to develop an eclectic style, but I have clearly evolved into loving a modern, earthy, eclectic mix. Which style do you call home?

We live in a 1955 mid-century rambler. Since we are currently renting, it is takes every fiber of my being not to paint or wallpaper!

Crave Hair-on-hide Tufted Pouf Ottoman by Lee Industries’, $1140. Go to www.leeindustries.com for locations.

What do you love about your living room?

It is comfortable and filled with personality. I have a 3-year-old son, and it is significant that we are able to ‘live’ in our own space with items sprinkled through that mean something to us. What is your favorite item in the space?

Right now, my 4-sided happy Buddha head. Carolina and I both have one. For me, it symbolizes opportunity and friendship. What item would you add?

I have my eye on Lee Industries’ hair-on-hide tufted pouf ottoman. It is so elegant and warm, yet easy to clean and durable. Totally, toddler ready and designer approved!

Details Sofa: Crate & Barrel Coffee Table: Lula B’s Area Rug: Gardenia Rug 5’x8’

$998 at Pulp Home Lamp: Motegga Custom Lamp available at www.mottega.com Side Table: Global Views Warehouse Mantle Art: Work by Susan Gillette, Custom Framing by Art Dallas Pillows: Black Woven V Pillow $225 at stonetextilestudio.com. Throw: Marbella throw $265 at peacockalley.com Mirror: Industrial Starburst Mirror $ 822 at Pulp Home

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nest * chairs

Bold & Beautiful From dining seats to armchairs, high-gloss lacquer to sleek and modern lines we explore chairs, in red.

1. Navy Chair by Emeco $270 at Design Within Reach, Austin, Dallas, Houston.

2. Chinese Chippendale Chair, $419 at Wisteria, Dallas.

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3. PS chair, $79.99 at IKEA Dallas,, Houston and Round Rock.


5. Real Good Chair by Blu Dot, $139 at Nest, Dallas.

6. Tre Pezzi chair by Cassina, starting at $5,031 at SCOTT + COONER, Dallas and Sunset Settings, Houston.

7. AVA chair, $450 at Roche Bobois, Dallas and Houston.

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source [sawars ,sohrs]

noun

1. any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or is obtained.

and ren路o路vate [ren-uh-veyt]

verb

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

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Cozy Gets a Fresh Face Rene and Patti Ramirez gave their 1940s Montrose bungalow a update without compromising charm. W r i t t e n b y L esle y B u sby W eav er

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hen Rene Ramirez stepped into a friend’s Houston bungalow, he knew he wanted a place just like it. What he didn’t know was that after a long, fruitless search for a comparable house, the very same 1940s bungalow he had fallen in love with—the one that whispered “this is home” when he walked through its inviting entry—would be his. Needless to say, Rene’s friend sold him the property, and now, the 1300-square-foot home is a cozy family retreat for Rene, his wife Pattie, and their son Marco. In 2012, they began renovations to accommodate the expanding family. “There is something to be said about the daily use of each room in your home,” says

The Exterior & Entry:

The Great Outdoors The exterior of the home received a face-lift by replacing the front doors and siding, adding side-entry steps and paint. Choosing energy-efficient windows from Pella was a priority for the Ramirez family.

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Room For Three: The Ramirez family enjoy time out on their back porch. The hardwood floors were apart of completed the exterior renovation.

Trim:

The Palette:

Alabaster Sherwin Williams

Exterior:

Maison Blanche Sherwin Williams

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Rene. “This house fits us like a glove.” Rene and Pattie maintained as many of the original details as possible during the renovation. They have imbued the revised space with their distinctive style—a mix of traditional (Patti’s inclination) and ’60s (Rene’s vibe), woven into the original charm of the ’40s bungalow. A vintage bathroom door, original subway tile, and innovative moulding endure and bring Rene back to the day he first stepped through the home’s front door. “It is all we need and want, for now,” he says.

The Interior:

Laundry: The couple enlarged the laundry area by removing a portion of the wall.

Vintage

A Modern Twist

The shower tile (from Lowe’s) was an opportunity for the couple to add a modern touch to the space.

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The vintage door adds charm to the home and creates moments of distinction.


Fresh

The new paint color gives the room a pop and maintains the serene feel of the bathroom.

Creative Function

The nursery, which backs to the bathroom, lost a portion of space to the new washer and dryer, but the double closets added functionality back to the space.

Sedate Gray

The Palette:

Sherwin Williams

Comfort Gray Sherwin Williams

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Neutral Notions Keep it classic with an neutral accent. Here are some of our favorite facelift tiles.

(Clockwise from top) 1. Espirit Blanc by Artistic Tile $100 per sq ft. For Texas dealers go to artistictile.com. 2. Basketweave Honed Urban Bluestone pricing available upon request. For Texas dealers go to daltile.com 3. Beveled Arabesque in Up in Smoke $22.95 per sq ft. at mosaictilestone.com 4. Paccha by Popham Design $24.94 per sq ft. at Ann Sacks, Dallas. 5. Herringbone Mosaic in Bianco Carrara, $14.99 per sq ft. at mosaictilestone.com 6.Cosmati by Michael S. Smith in Palais Royale, starts at $389.56 per sq ft. at Ann Sacks, Dallas 7. Signet Collection Paquet solid mosaic $136.03 per sq ft. at Waterworks, Dallas

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home home [hohm]

noun

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.

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Art of th Matter Wo r d s b y J ess i ca J o n es

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Dramatic Entrance: Though the yellow front door turned out more neon than Allison originally envisioned, it’s become a calling card of the house.

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lthough Taylor Vieger works in a human resource, for a commercial construction company in Dallas, he’s a musician at heart. His wife, Allison, is an independent graphic designer who teaches yoga and art classes. She also organizes book and documentary film clubs with friends, and together, the couple host church gatherings and are working on a children’s e-book. With all that creative energy coming from one artistic pair, it’s no wonder they sought a welcoming, well- designed space that both stimulates and encourages creativity. Both Taylor and Allison grew up in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of northeast Dallas and sought a home in this neighborhood in 2009. Allison recalls touring the house that would be theirs, with its sea of brown wood paneling.

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Right: The sofa is the Bantam Sofa from Design Within Reach and the chair is a recovered purchase from Pottery Barn. Wool rug is an Angela Adams flora custom rug. The silk scarf hanging on the walls is a thrift store find from a trip to Stolkhom.


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Fortunately, Taylor saw the potential of a little addition by subtraction: “Anything screaming ’57 in a bad way—we got rid of it.” The house underwent a complete renovation, resulting in a modern mid- century design of open spaces that was able to strike the difficult balance between minimalist and inviting. Taylor and Allison infused interior and exterior spaces of their home with elements of art, music, and artistic expression. “Somehow,” says Taylor, “we are always expressing.” From the white gallery walls throughout the house, populated with art of their own creation and pieces acquired while traveling, to the chalkboard wall for doodling in the breakfast nook, the home speaks of promises made by the couple to always encourage each other’s creative expression. Allison credits the expansion of the home’s “snuggle factors” to the impending May birth of their son Ryder, the couple’s first child. Though the house will likely evolve with the new addition (bye-bye white kitchen cabinets!) and possibly expand as the family grows, one thing that will not change is Taylor and Allison’s desire to promote creativity at home. “I want to encourage art and music in our kids,” Allison says. Then she adds with a smile, “Taylor is the musical talent. I’ll just sing off-key and shake the tambourine.”

Top: Allison and Taylor Vieger Left: Console is from Danish Mafia, dining table and chairs are from Room & Board. The chandelier is the FL/Y Suspension lamp from Kartell.

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“The one important thing we said when we got married, we will always surround ourselves with art created by us, play music, and always somehow be expressing.�

Above: On the credenza sits vintage floral embroidery found at Dolly Python, Antler no. 6986 photograph by Kari Herer, and family photograph by Heather Hawkins.

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Above: Yellow side table is from CB2. Left: Console in front of sofa is the Frame Console Table from Crate & Barrel. The gallery wall photographs are framed in the Ribba style frames from IKEA with a couple frames from West Elm in the mix.

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Den: Allison and Taylor count the living area, where they read, listen to music, and watch movies, as their favorite space in the house. The den seating is the Petrie sofa in graphite from Crate & Barrel, natural jute rug is from West Elm and the rattan ottoman from IKEA. Media console is from Design within Reach.


Left: The chairs are from Room & Board and the side table was found at an estate sale.

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Room to Grow: The couple will welcome a new addition this spring and one of the many succulent plants thoughtfully placed around the home.


Breakfast nook: At parties and gatherings, guests gravitate toward the breakfast nook, which sits at the long end of the immaculate white kitchen. The breakfast nook was custom built and Docksta table is from IKEA with the FL/Y suspension lamp from Kartell above.


“When we got in here, you just sort of thought week to week or month to month. But now that the baby’s coming, it’s like, five years? Ten years? Having kids sort of increases your scope of your home.”

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ABOVE: Side tables from Room & Board, sconces from Design Within Reach Top Right: Bedding is from Unison. Bottom Right: Yellow abstract art piece by Allison Vieger.

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ABOVE: The couple credits their happy marriage to maintaining separate bathrooms. In hers, a framed print from a shop in Buenos Aires nods to her yoga background. It was purchased at Papelera Palermo. Opposite page: The hands were found at estate sales “ I thought they were a creative and beautiful way to display rings and necklaces, says Allison.

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Above: Desk panel from IKEA, yellow sawhorse from Home Depot, side chairs from Crate & Barrel and the side table is the Lack from IKEA.

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This is a True Story of boy meets Loft, boy meets girl, girl meets Loft, Boy and Girl Make Loft Home. Architect Ian Sinnett and Art Director wife, Korena share how the art of negotiation merged their spaces. Wo r d s b y J ess i ca J O n es •

Photography by Manny Rodriguez

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Living Area: The chairs are Delano Pony by Gus Modern and rug by Nate Berkus, the Target collection. Korena bought the sofa in Tulsa. She was drawing to the cow brand you can see in the leather. Right: Korena and Ian Sinnett.

Five years ago,

Ian Sinnett found the perfect home. Ever since work brought him to Dallas in 2000, the architect had craved an urban lifestyle, one that the artsy Deep Ellum neighborhood—and the renovated warehouse-turned-loft he snagged from owners who’d yet to even list it—could provide. The 1/1.1, 2,600-square-foot, open- concept space was a move-in-ready showstopper, boasting 18-foot ceilings, exposed ductwork, polished concrete floors, and industrial touches like lab cabinets in the kitchen and copper accents in the master bath. Now all he needed was someone to share it with. B u n g a l o w. c o m

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Then he met Korena. Born just nine days apart and raised in nearly identical small-town settings (she in Oklahoma, he in Kansas), the two quickly realized they’d found their match—everything just fit. That is, until the time came to move in together. “We were both 35 when we met, so we’d established our own homes,” Ian says. Translation: “We both had a lot of stuff.” “I kept looking around thinking, ‘There is nowhere for my stuff to go,’” says Korena, an editorial art director with an eye for design. “I felt this insecurity, like, there’s no place for me to fit in.” Turns out, there was—it would just take a little compromising to create it. His couch and chairs got the boot in favor of her white alligator-stamped leather sofa and Gus Modern cowhide chairs. She, in turn, sacrificed her bedroom furniture to accommodate his platform bed and the Nelson bench

they’d purchased together four months into dating (“If we broke up, I figured I’d just buy him out,” Korena laughs about the premature investment). The coffee table is hers—a steel-and-glass memento constructed by her late father; the side tables, his—detailed wood beauties handcrafted by his great-grandfather. Item by item, they negotiated their way to a single household. The only redundancy that remains: his-and-hers Kitchenaids. (Some things are just off-limits.) In the end, they achieved a nearly perfect 50-50 marriage of their belongings, and when they eloped in Big Sur, Calif., last October, a happy marriage of their own too. But the newlyweds are coming to terms with the fact that their dream home might not be their forever home, as they make plans to expand their twosome to a party of three. Whatever happens, they’ve learned this from experience: You can always make room for someone you love.

Left: The open, galley-style floor plan doesn’t allow for much privacy. “There’s nowhere to go if you need alone time,” Korena notes. “Thank goodness for iPads.” Right: The side table is his, handcrafted by his great-grandfather. Opposite: The lucky plant is a Purple Shamrock Sky Planter, Amazon.

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An empty corner got a makeover courtesy of this lucite-and-glass “styling table”—a term Korena admits she invented to keep her prized piece from being put into storage. Opposite page: The Lucite table is vintage. The black leather lampshade is Arteriors Too, Dallas. The lamp is from Horchow. Art work, Orange Monk photo by Martin Westlake. Right: Floor cloches are from Horchow.

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This Page: The yellow dresser was purchased at an estate sale for $35 and refinished at Again & Again, Dallas. The color is Safety Yellow. “Sherwin Williams couldn’t mix a vibrant enough high gloss for me, so they suggested this, says Korena. It is used to mark physical hazards.” Opposite page: The cowboy print is a Hatch Show Print acquired on a trip to Nashville and the lamp is from Horchow.

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This Page: Books and art pieces were culled from their respective collections and merged. They average one new piece a year, making an effort to buy from local or up-and-coming artists.


“No one’s ever been, like, ‘Ugh, I hate this place.’ My friends think it’s cool. They may not want to live here, but they can appreciate it.”

—Korena


Above: Though Korena was reluctant to let go of her things, Ian’s knack for style was encouraging. “I knew we would be OK when I saw he had Herman Miller chairs at the table,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘OK, we can work with this.’” The dining table is from IKEA and the chairs are the Eames with wire base from Herman Miller ®. The artwork: (clockwise from bottom left) 1. Origami mixed media by John Hung Ha of Seigel Studios/Brooklyn, Deep Ellum Arts Festival. 2. Andrea Kabala, Watertower: Memphis, Texas (a co-worker of his) 2. Orange Jacket by Manny Rodriguez 3. The Blind Horseman by Tanya Doskoba, Deep Ellum Arts Festival 4. Portraits of the couple traveling. 5. Michael Schwab’s Golden Gate National Park series, design school at UNT. 6. Winsor Yellow II illustration by Laura Su, Etsy.

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Right: One of the Sinnetts’ favorite things about the largely steel-surfaced kitchen is how low-maintenance it is. Ian loved the two-tiered prep station so much that he made it a condition in his contract.

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Hallway: The bar cart is a $15 estate sale find and the cowboy art hanging above is by Gabe Leonard, Deep Ellum Arts Festival. The ! print is from Hatch Show Print, Nashville.

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Above Left: The bed is the Edo platform bed from Haiku Designs. The side tables are also from Haiku Designs. Opposite: The bench is the Nelson Platform Bench, the Herman Miller collection from Design Within Reach. The art is by Darren Adams, Dallas, a friend of his.

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Above: When Korena found this original artwork, which hangs in the half-bath on Etsy, she e-mailed the link to Ian for approval. “I said, ‘I know you love it, but it’s been sold. She was so upset,’” he remembers. What she didn’t know was that it was Ian who’d bought the painting, which he then had framed and gave to Korena as a gift. The Alphabet print is by Greg Beauchamp from We are 1976, Dallas, and the small painting by Sarah Intemann, Etsy. The side table is Arteriors, Dallas. Opposite: The bathroom has the original mint green claw foot tub with exposed copper piping.

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Above: The twin desks are from IKEA. Ian’s chair is IKEA and Korena’s chair is the Kartell Louis Ghost in White.

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“Even though it’s stark and it’s got concrete floors and tall ceilings, I like the fact that it’s warm and inviting.”

—Ian

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garden [gahr-dn]

noun

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.

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Garden Inspired

All: Courtesy of Vendors

(Clockwise from far left) 1. Paper MachĂŠ Bird, $40 each at Laura U, Houston 2. Fiona Tray in coral and lilac, $25 each at Biscuit Home, Houston 3. Lome Pillow by Missoni, $ 225 at Kuhl-Linscomb, Houston and Stella Dallas, Dallas. 4. Hudson Valley Seeds $3 each West Elm. 5.Flowers by Carolyne Rohem, $85 at Calypso St. Barth. Dallas, Houston and Austin.

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Houston

Going Green First-time composter Carol Wood tells us why she and her husband, Clint, decided to use compost to make their garden flourish in the Houston heat. W r i t t e n B y K r i st i K r u pala

What made you decide to use compost on your garden?

After doing a little research, we found that producing natural compost helps grow vegetables with more vitamins and nutrients than those found in the non-organic sections of the grocery store. Produce in these [non-organic] areas is usually purchased from farms using a chemical-based fertilizer. You have to grow your soil before you can grow your plants.

P h o t o g r a p h y Jack T h o m p s o n

you know you are successful! Earthworms keep your soil fertile but when soil has no nutrition in it, there is nothing for the earthworms to eat. If you dig to plant and never encounter an earthworm, your soil may be malnourished. What did you grow in your garden?

We planted a blackberry bush, tomatoes, peppers, oregano, parsley, rosemary, basil, broccoli, arugula, and Boston lettuce.

What is your compost make-up?

Was everything successful?

We used a combination of uncooked fruits and vegetables—apple cores, fruits and vegetables that went bad before we could eat them, the tops of carrots, etc.—and leaves from our yard.

Our peppers, herbs, and arugula grew like crazy; however, we had a little trouble with the blackberries, tomatoes, and broccoli. We are learning though. We just planted new tomato plants, and so far so good! We are hoping for nice tomatoes this year.

How did you create your compost?

We placed our compost blend in a large bin with no lid in the corner of the yard farthest away from the house. We started by putting leaves into the bin until it was full and then dug a hole where we buried the vegetables. Our goal was to have about 2/3 more carbon (dry leaves) than nitrogen (vegetables). How long did it take your compost to be ready and how did you know?

Approximately six-to-nine months. When you find earthworms in your compost,

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Fresh CUt

Parsley grown in the herb garden is a great addition to Carol’s dishes.

What is your favorite garden ingredient and why?

I love using my homegrown herbs to add unique flavors to my recipes. My oregano has been a wonderful fresh addition to my Italian dishes, and my arugula was extremely successful, which I ground up and used as a replacement for horseradish. I also made a yummy arugula pesto!

Garnish: With the soil from the compost the Wood family was able to add nutrients into the herbs grown in their garden.


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Houston

Retro Retreat Architect Flynn Dodds and his Environmental Graphic Design wife, Sharon Silvers, home is inspired by 1950’s furniture and pieces from their travels. W r i t t e n b y K r i st i K r u pala P h o t o g r a p h y J ack T h o m p s o n

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n 2007, architect Flynn Dodds and his wife, environmental graphic designer Sharon Silvers, went in search of their first home. They didn’t have to look far before falling in love with a cozy, three-bedroom, mid-20th-century ranch in Oak Forest, a well-established neighborhood on the northwest side of Houston. Both having Bachelor’s of Architecture degrees from the University of Houston and careers focusing on design disciplines, the couple used their extensive knowledge of design and craftsmanship, along with Sharon’s unique appreciation for the styles and designs prevalent in the 1950s, to transform their house into a home. It has good bones Sitting Space: Styled with big pieces from Room and Board, Crate & Barrel for occasional tables, and West Elm for accessories, as well as some much-loved designer pieces, the interior reflects the clean and simple concepts from their architectural studies, as well as Sharon’s love for the ’50s. The centerpiece of their welcome space is an original Eames lounge chair, a piece Sharon has coveted ever since her introduction to Charles and Ray Eames in school.

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Last Look * Snapshots

Above: The dining room chairs and table are from IKEA and the centerpiece of the room is the Cine print from the Austin International film festival designed by a friend. The home has four of these prints in various colors. Right: Room and Board chair was an important purchase for the Dodds’ family because they appreciate furniture that is made in the USA and is made from substainable materials.

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and Baby Boomer desirability, making the renovation almost effortless. (Almost.) Sharon and Flynn made only cosmetics changes: paint, light fixtures, and decorative accents, blending contemporary and mid-century styles. “Our house was built in 1951,” says Sharon, “and I admire the furniture designs of that time, which are reflected throughout the interior.” A mixture of stylish, clean-lined pieces and plush sofas, coupled with accents from global travels and favorite home decor stores, celebrate the minimalist style popular in the 1950s while embracing up-to-date sensibilities. “I am not going to lie,” says Sharon. “I even hit up IKEA on occasion. They have some great, affordable versions of expensive designs I love—mainly the lamps.” Their home is a perfect blend of traditional mid-century modern and contemporary chic. The centerpiece of the living space is a quintessential modern classic—an original Eames lounge chair. A palette of natural grays, Sharon’s favorite neutral, flows from room to room, adding to the home’s relaxed character. She even chose a gray hue for the nursery of their newly welcomed daughter, Stella, and accented it with a beautiful peacock blue ceiling. The most-loved space in their happy home is the living room. “I just like the way it feels,” says Sharon. “It’s comfortable and showcases a collection of keepsakes from several of our international escapades.” Soothing gray-tinted walls, comfy oversized loungers, natural lighting, and scenic views make the area a perfect place to curl up with a good book or brainstorm on their next travel adventure. In just five short years, the family of three is living comfortably with their renovated ranch.


“I am not going to lie,” says Sharon. “I even hit up IKEA on occasion.”


Last Look * Snapshots

Above Left: Sharon created the headboard from canvases to create height and to block light from an unwanted window. The Obama pillow was found on a trip to Africa. Above Right: The Dodds’ design style carried into the room of newborn Stella. They included contemporary touches such as the rocker, rug from FLOR and a mobile from Africa. Below Left: Sharon has a weakness for throw pillows. Below Below Right: The Dodds’ have a collection of various contemporary vessels throughout the home.

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Bungalow Magazine Spring 2013  

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

Bungalow Magazine Spring 2013  

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

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