Sunday, April 26, 2009

Colorful Beach Bungalow!

Good morning! Did your weeekend slip by as fast as mine? Hope it was a good one. :) Today I'll be taking you on a tour of a colorful bungalow owned by Cathie from Magic Markings Art Studio. Don't think I could ever have a down day living in a cheerful home like this. Enjoy!

Our home was originally built in 1950, as a small three bedroom cape cod cottage. When we remodeled it in 2002, we wanted to keep the character of the original house, but update it with a “Beach Bungalow” feel. Thus the addition of a large expanse of windows, outhouse design for master bathroom, fish cutout in the loft area railing, screened in front porch and color choice in wall paint.

Whimsical detail in the hand painted tiles in the bathroom shower and sink, hand painted tiles and light fixtures for the breakfast bar, glass mosaic bar, and hand painted dishwasher and matching stove help give our home the laid back “Key West charm” we were seeking . Along with the upgrades I was finally able to install a pottery kiln in our garage!!! True happiness.

As a result of the additional space and kiln, I was able to produce more art work and open my own art studio. Consequently, I found the need to “unload” my art, and as many artists before me I discovered Etsy. This finding opened up an unending door of opportunities. Now, not only do I have an outlet to sell my art work through, but I’ve met incredible artists and designers who continue to motivate and inspire me.

Magic Markings Art Studio


  1. i love the airy feeling i get from this brightly lit bungalow! i need more light in my home for sure, and this is what i would love.

  2. Hi Sophia! Thanks for your nice comment. I'll be stopping by to visit your blog today, too. :)

  3. Vicki ~ A very deep heartfelt thank you for featuring our "Beach Bungalow" on your beautiful site. Now, whenever it's a mess I can grab a cup of tea, sit in front of the computer, click on this post, and relax! :)
    Cathie Carlson

  4. You're welcome, Cathie! You sure have a flair for decorating and an eye for color!

  5. blissful joy of color and enthusiasm abounds in this home filled with love and art! thanks for sharing! xo jeni

  6. not only dose the house boast warmth, color, joy, and happiness so does the wonderful family who lives in it. bevy

  7. Oh! More photos - I saw a couple on Cathie's blog. What a beautiful home - I want! :D


Thanks so much for your comments. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are important to me!

~ Vicki