Monday, May 31, 2010

Bungalow Blooms

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Tall Husband's Yellow Hibiscus at The Bunny Bungalow

Summer is definitely here. We've had the hottest May that I can remember...into the nineties (Fahrenheit.) The flowers are loving it though: the big pots of lavender are fragrantly blooming, the daylilies are showing off in the old well, the Crape Myrtle trees are covered in bloom's and Tall Husband's new Hibiscus tree is covered with large yellow flowers every morning.

We need the inspiration and calm of all those blooms, as we are living with moving boxes stacked in the garage and all around us in the bungalow. The garage/studio is almost finished. When it is, we'll move in and empty out The Bunny Bungalow's bathrooms and kitchen, so that their remodel can begin.

I'm so excited about the remodel, as the same architects (Rogers+Labarthe) who did the design of the garage/studio will design the bungalow remodel. They were here last week to take before photos and measurements of the kitchen and two bathrooms. It will be wonderful to have the eighties re-muddle taken away, to be replaced by appropriate bungalow design.

So, we'll sit back and watch the flowers grow, as the bungalow becomes what it should be.

P.S. Do any of you have a Wolf range? I'm dreaming of a small one (36 inches) and wonder if they are worth the expense.


  1. Annie, love the hibiscus blooms, they are so pretty and I love yellow! I think you'll have a great time watching your flowers grow, knowing your bungalow becomes what it should be, awesome!


  2. Oh how exciting a new kitchen...have you looked at the Bungalow Books by Jane Powell? They show a variety of bungalow period kitchens...look forward to the reno pics.
    We have had cold and rain here this May...I 'd love some warm days and sunshine!

  3. We have had the coldest and wettest May that I can remember in our area!! I kept forgetting what month it was. Yesterday, was the fist day it was summer feeling.
    I would get a Wolf stove in a heart beat! I once rented a house that had one, with a griddle slab. I cried a little bit when we moved and left that lovely stove behind. Since then every house we have rented since had been electric!! I really hate it, but what can you do?
    Can't wait to see all the photos of the new studio, and the bathrooms , and kitchen.

  4. Ah, yes, I remember living with, in and out of boxes. "I know it's somewhere in a box!" Have fun and enjoy your flowers!

  5. I'm looking forward to a step-by-step of the restoration/remodeling.

  6. what a beautiful flower, so flawless it almost does not look real.
    I do not have a Wolf but I put them in most of my client's kitchens and they all are pleased~