Bright + Beachy Laguna Beach Bungalow Tour
December 22, 2015
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This dreamy beach bungalow is just how I envision a life on the west coast to be. It also makes me completely rethink my move to Boston. Homepolish designer, Casey DeBois infused this beachside home with total California style; the kind of place where the sun is always shining and the tacos are bottomless. See how that translates into the coolest bungalow on the planet right here.
From Homepolish... Moving from the Big City to the West Coast might feel like an about-face. Swapping out bagels and pizza for oranges and fish tacos. Subways and taxis for convertibles and beach cruisers. People can seem noticeably different. The cities’ layouts and characters are markedly distinct. And the weather? As a New Yorker might say, “Fugettaboutit!” (For you West Coasters, that’s forget-about-it.)
When Alexis and Joel set out to move from their West Village apartment to Laguna Beach, they said goodbye to the crown molding and Art Deco décor of the city and hello to a breezy SoCal bungalow overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was a change in design that was just as jarring as the geographical shift.
To bridge their tastes while still maintaining the laid-back Cali vibe, Alexis called up her friend and Homepolish designer Casey DeBois. Casey designed the previous city loft, and she seemed to be the natural choice for translating the couple’s aesthetic for a new coast.
Leaving the urban chic behind, they adopted the surfer attitude of their new locale: bamboo, sisal rugs, bright colors. It all makes for a fresh, bright start on the Golden Coast.
Also a New York transplant, Casey loved working on the outdoor spaces. "Personal outdoor space is hard to come by in New York, and I really enjoyed designing an outdoor living space where you can relax and eat your meals year-round while taking in breath-taking sunsets." Sounds like a dream. And what beach deck would be complete without a bamboo swing?
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