Updating a bungalow

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Cork tiles on the wall from Linoleum City create an art zone within the room.

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The units from Howden’s were great value so she could splash out on a Corian worktop.

The built-in banquette feels true to the architecture yet contemporary thanks to the tufted upholstery and art, which changes regularly. We were fortunate to have enough remaining to fabricate the banquette table top.

It feels like a continuation of the counter and serves as a dining and homework spot.

Striped fabric covers for the dining chairs keep the look relaxed.

Ever wonder what happens when someone dares to depart from design tradition and challenge the conventions of the Cult of Craftsman? The feature, posted every Monday, looks at a recently built, remodeled or redecorated home with commentary from the designer. Designer's statement: The design concept was to enhance and expand a 100-year-old bungalow in South Pasadena while updating the space for a young family. It was to have a clean, whimsical and modern aesthetic while allowing the architecture to have a strong presence. By mixing styles and eras, the design does not take itself too seriously.

See (and judge) for yourself: Tamara Kaye-Honey's nontraditional update of a Craftsman house in South Pasadena is the latest installment of Pro Portfolio.

Project: 1911 bungalow Interior designer: Tamara Kaye-Honey, House of Honey, South Pasadena. Blending the old with the new allowed the home to retain its history while the house was made more functional. The fireplace was faced with wood in a simple yet strong design.

The base, a Saarinen reproduction, is from Room Service LA.

A "book nook" allows is by the children's rooms. Cole & Son wallpaper creates some energy in the narrow space.

And so it was perfectly natural that when these homeowners found a 1937 brick Tudor perched on a steep Seattle hillside, they didn’t hesitate to imbue it with an Arts & Crafts aesthetic to complement its open layout and timeless design.

The home had had just three previous owners and was remarkably intact.

Purists may flinch, but the Douglas fir was painted a glossy white to open up the space and create the ambiance of a summer cottage. The living room furniture is a mix of old and new: The coffee table is vintage capiz shell from House of Honey, the sofa and burl wood credenza are from Lawson-Fenning in Los Angeles, and armchairs upholstered in a whimsical pattern are from Anthropologie. The decorative pieces are all vintage; the X-base stools are custom. Pops of red and yellows throughout tie the home together like one complete thought, yet each rooms has its own personality. The kitchen now: reconfigured to be larger, better laid out, fresh and modern. The original oak floor was triple-bleached, leaving it not only lighter but warmer.

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