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 double-height family room is the center of family activity. It is separated from the kitchen by a floating wall so that it can also serve for entertaining company. “I don’t like kitchen/family rooms,” says McMillan. “I don’t want to see all that mess.” To fill in the vertical height, the designer used a tall mirrored screen, oversize lampshades, and a tall chandelier. Teak outdoor folding chairs were chosen for their golden tones and to echo other vintage teak finishes. “I also liked the metal frames and the way they tie in with the stainless finishes in the kitchen.” The metallic pillow fabric carries out the theme.