Cottage Living Style
A Classic Bungalow Gets a Modern Makeover
A decorator with a taste for modern furniture and old-school glamour concocts a fizzy blend for her family’s Birmingham, Alabama, bungalow.
The front door opens directly into the living room, a common arrangement in compact mid-century homes. To accommodate traffic, McMillan arranged the living room as a pass-through, with the family room at the back of the house serving for family gatherings and entertaining. The soft folds of drapery panels add dimension to a “big, blank wall” behind the desk. The hide-covered vintage stools add contrast to the French gilt chairs.