modern home. accessories. apparel. & design
established. aug.21.09

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

bungalow 9. modern island living

bungalow 9. modern island living. live a simple. modern. lifestyle.
after moving from texas to kauai what's a girl to do. with a background design, building, & art i needed to let the creativity flow. with family support i opened my own store. everyone always wants to know how that happened.
after growing up visiting kauai & spending time here, i now live here full time. i wanted a name that represented our journey. bungalow 9 was actually a collaboration with my son nick. 9 represents our nine family members that have moved from texas to kauai. my parents first home on island was bungalow's her in poipu.
my goal? to inspire. bungalow 9 showcases
modern home. design. & apparel.
why blog? that's the question i constantly get. it's really a creative outlet for me & i'm addicted-yes...
can i buy things from the store on line? of course...the blog is my way to keep in touch & show products from the store. just email me for prices & i'll ship lovely things to you. it's simple & easy.
can you help me with my space? of blog is also a home for inspiring design. design work is my passion. i do consulting & design on in hawaii & the mainland.
how do i know what's for sell? just be a blog follower or check in weekly.
you can click on the link below to be a follower or join b9 on facebook.

get addicted to living modern.

load up...

just in. industrial baskets.
think of all the things you could organize & store.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


well, my weekly dwell update makes me happy again. look @ all the dark wood.
it looks just like my fence mark spent all week staining (poor mark).
@ first we thought it was too dark. these pics make me love it more.
loving the lime door next to the dark wood. be inspired...
(pics of deam residences @ dwell)

Monday, September 27, 2010

don't be blue...

new oceany blue vases. amazingly beautiful...

Sunday, September 26, 2010


sunday. i'm working & i know i have many productive things i could be doing.
feeling a little less than motivated. snapping pictures for a new bungalow 9 ad
& of my lovely misa jewelry-a staple of my wardrobe.
more misa coming this week. excited to try on some new pieces. meanwhile, i'll just enjoy my growing collection of misa earrings. rings, & necklaces.

Friday, September 24, 2010

weekend to do's...

tomorrow i'm off...
yes, my list is a bit ambitious. i can say without doubt i have too much to do & i haven't even got started.

fence to stain. gravel to shovel. plants to pot. lights to hang. just a few of inspirations (pics from bestor architecture & desire to inspire)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


one of the hardest things about making a big move is feeling at home.
what a process... don't get me wrong, i'm a lucky girl to live in kauai- but moving is rough.
there's something so comforting about staying in touch with where you've come from.
i flow a blog that does that for me. it reminds me of all the things i love in texas.
it shows me glimpses of places i miss so much & somehow makes me feel a little less homesick.
joslyn is lovely creative person whose helped me cope & didn't even know it. she brings texas to kauai every day. i was excited to get a response back from joslyn this week & be linked in her blog. glad you liked the tepee.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

new & shiny...

boxes & boxes of new things have arrived. it looks like a small tornado hit my office. for some reason-it's always more fun to unpack & clean up later. i look as i've walked in a storm of white peanuts. one new lovely treasure is these mercury glass vases. silver & sparkles all in one.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

dreamy space...

so many things i love about this space. a room which opens totally to the outdoors. simplicity of space.
incorporating music with a tepee for relaxing. just inspiring.
see more of artists ramona trent and anthony pearson's bungalow @

Sunday, September 19, 2010

wish list...

i want a wall like this. perfect spot in my living room.
must save up for one.

what's in my closet for fall...

don't you want to look cute? fall looks @ bungalow 9.
new three dots apparel for guys & girls. love it all...

chair envy...

i love this space. the painting. the wood table. the perfect chairs. wishing it was mine.
(pic from aubrey road)


new hand carved birdies.

Friday, September 17, 2010

it's here...

so excited to tell you that new things are here. been unpacking boxes for 2 days.
here just a few new things:
new three dots apparel. men's button up polo's & tees. outdoor lanterns. misa jewelry. so much new.
watch for special features all week. i'm in love
with the industrial baskets & twig branch hat stand.

Monday, September 13, 2010


i'm sitting around waiting for new things. new clothes, new bags, new housewares are on the way.
i hate waiting. i'm sure it'll be worth it. maybe tomorrow.

Friday, September 10, 2010

let's take a bath...

my perfect space-pictures of my beloved bath.
what more can i say. looking forward to tonight.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

things to look forward too...

nothing is better that taking a nice long bath at the end of the day. alone time-no kids, no dogs, a little tv time. perfect...
what can i say to express the importance of my bath-let's just say i shipped over my perfect bathtub when we moved. get a sneak peak tomorrow. this pic from aubrey road.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

new misa...

new misa jewelry in today. out of the box on onto my neck.
i'm an addict. today i have on two misa necklaces & my misa ring.
you must see all her amazing pieces.

Monday, September 6, 2010

the perfect bowls...

loving these sets of stoneware white bowls.
perfect for serving up something delightful.

Friday, September 3, 2010


i would like to eat here. especially, if mark is cooking.
i'm not a cook but i love a good open. modern. accessible. kitchen.
more pics from aubrey road.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


i never under estimate the power of sleep. so important.
i don't function well without sleep.
your space should be relaxing, calming, & evoke comfort.
top image. my sleep space.
bottom images images via lovely aubrey road blog.
lets go back to sleep?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


wanting to live here- perfect simple spaces.
pictures from the lovely blog aubrey road.
her post are always-calming, dreamy, & inspiring. click on my favorite blogs to see her amazing things.