January 15, 2013

A Stunning Upper East Renovation ...

Joseph Pell Lombardi's Magic Touch


Every once in a while we hit that "sweet spot" - the exact type of story Bungalux was created for. It happened this morning. It was a very chilly January morning in Los Angeles and at a reader's request we were searching New York listings to add some of our favorites to the site. Sure enough, we soon stumbled across this URBAN VILLA we were drooling over. This $30 million townhouse in Manhattan's Upper ... Read More

December 9, 2012

A Light Bulb Went Off

The Urban Electric Co.


We've had lighting on the brain lately. And in our travels through our favorite well-lit kitchens, baths, and living rooms, many roads seem to be leading to The Urban Electric Co. To go with its really cool name there's, plain and simply, a lot that's cool about The Urban Electric Co. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, the company manufactures all of its products Stateside. In addition, the company lights up the Charleston ... Read More

December 6, 2012

Glamorous Walls

Chinoiserie Wallpaper


We've spent the past few days drooling over our last featured Bungalux, so we've had glamour on the brain. There are many ways to incorporate glamour into one's house, but one of the most over-the-top and extravagant ways, we believe, is Chinoiserie wallpaper. Often used in dining rooms, Chinoiserie paper has spread to other rooms of the house as well. In fact, if we had to pick one of our favorite photos ... Read More

November 13, 2012

Before & After: West Hollywood

The Transformation of a West Hollywood Compound


Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder ... in love and in real estate. One of our favorite things to do here at Bungalux is look at houses "before" and "after." In many cases, the most miraculous thing about the "before" pictures is how someone had the vision to know that a mediocre house could someday be phenomenal. We think we have good taste, but that is a true talent. Today we have a cool ... Read More

November 11, 2012

Alex's Style Pick: Stone Bathrooms



I was in my twenties when I realized the power of the bathroom. A little backstory: I had fallen in love with an older man, a surgeon who had been an engineering major in college before he had taken a dramatic left turn and decided to become a doctor. Many years later, houses consumed every second of his spare time. He had renovated some of the most beautiful houses (and faces) in Los Angeles. Just ... Read More

November 8, 2012

Kids' Rooms

I'm a Big Kid Now


We're often accused of not giving kids enough love around these parts. So when I was talking with frequent Bungalux contributing editor ANDREA RAPKE recently and she mentioned she was collaborating with a client's daughter to design her bedroom, well, I found our article. The result is today's Top Ten, a pretty cool list on how to collaborate with older kids - think pre-teen - on room design. I love Andrea's suggestions. Number ... Read More

October 6, 2012

Mirror, Mirror ...

Alex's Style Pick: Mirrored Walls


Today's style pick is directed at four groups of people: 1. Narcissists 2. Those whose style is stuck in the '70s and '80s and use Boogie Nights as decorating inspiration 3. Gisele or other supermodels who shouldn't be away from a mirror. Ever. 4. Those of us who don't fall in 1, 2, or 3 but are cool enough to get away with the trend. What is it? You guessed it: Mirrored ... Read More

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