Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Inside the Brick Street Bungalow

Well, the "cold front" hit this morning and it is pouring rain with the temperature dropping. So, I did some early morning (dark) photos inside. These photos are of the living area of our Arts and Crafts Bungalow. Originally, the trim would have been stained, not painted. However, when we bought it, the trim had already been painted and I like crisp white trim... so, it is still painted. In the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, the fireplace/mantle was the central element of the living area. The lines of the architecture are clean, simple, almost masculine. This style was a reactionary response to the ornate Victorian design that preceded it. It is my favorite.











As you can see, I don't stick to the period with my furniture. I love to be comfortable! =) These are The Pig and The Foo Boys, all gifts to me. I love my Boys.



The dining room photos were taken on another day.




Next are the "before" shots... As you can tell by the many sample colors spread all over the rooms, I had a hard time choosing. At the time I was taking fifteen hours of upper level finance classes and it was during finals. I had what we refer to as the Taco Bell Incident where I burst into tears (not typical of me at all). All the other diners were looking at Evan like he was a meany. I was just stressed over the color gold to use. I am grateful for a patient, loving husband and a wonderful paint contractor, Ray Wallace!


Amanda, my daughter, says I will be changing colors soon... I am preferring the more tranquil tones these days... but, Tallulah looks good with drama...

9 comments:

Amanda said...

Um, first question. Where is the ginormous oak buffet? It is noticeably absent from the dining room photos.

And I do know that one of these days - it may not be anytime soon, but one of these days - that house will be repainted. There will come a day when "it's time." And you'll act on it. Watch out Evan! Cha-ching! =)

Amanda said...

Oh, wait. I just realized that the dining room photos were pre-oak buffet. I thought you had gone and pulled an Amanda. But I should have known better. Although one of these days I know that piece will be gone, too. Hee hee.

Tanna said...

LOL. You know I am thinking Craig's List for the ginormous oak piece! =)

Dawn Bradley said...

I really like these pictures ! Your home is just lovely. You did a fabulous job and the decor is beautiful.

California Girl said...

Browsing all the photos you've posted. Your home is lovely. I like your colors and design. It doesn't look like a "bungalow" as it appears large in the one exterior shot. The kitchen is great. Is the green tile texture on the wall real tile or textured paper made to look like?
And, who belongs to the kitchen in another photo?
(is this enough questions for you?)

Tanna said...

LOL! No, there are never enough questions! Thank you for asking. I guess it does get a bit confusing with all the different photos. The ones in this post are of our bungalow. The sketch of the exterior is the header for my blog and a photo is in the side bar.

The other photos you are refering to are of a fourplex that we are working to restore to her former glory. =) The green "tile" in the kitchen is a material they used long ago, not porcelain, but with that effect. It is painted. Probably the exterior shot that didn't fit the bungalow profile was of the fourplex.

The kitchen with the multi-colored floor and plane-wing ventahood is our own kitchen.

Thank you so much for visiting and your questions!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Ah I love those chairs!! I just found your blog through Melissa's post, I am now your newest follower. Come check me out if you get a chance.
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Mom2boys said...

I found your blog recently and have been looking through old posts. I am SOOO jealous of your Arts and Crafts bungalow! I love them! Until I find mine, I'll just enjoy seeing yours online. Keep up the good work! btw... love your watercolors. I paint but have never tried watercolor. Maybe it's time...
Take care,
Lori www.thealligatorbox.blogspot.com

leeni1176 said...

Your home is Gorgeous....

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