From a stunning beach house off the New England coast to a SoCal home with a villa vibe, Country Living's June issue stuns us again with their amazing house tours. But you don't have to wait until the issue hits stands Tuesday to get your inspiration fix. Here, we bring you an exclusive sneak peek inside the magazine with this charming California abode.
For Chip and Bethany Herwegh, finding a home with 1920s style in their Manhattan Beach neighborhood proved difficult. Instead, the movie couple (he's a prop-maker, she's a costume designer) decided to build their own Hollywood haven, complete with a 24-foot-wide porch, a paneled Dutch door and a location that's a block from the beach. But true paradise is found in the Herweghs' "retro tropical" decor. (Think "I Love Lucy" on vacation in moden-day Hawaii.) And though the chipped dinning room table and vintage breakfast nook chandelier add to the home's old-timey charm -- a must for the throwback mom and The Glamorous Housewife blogger -- practicality is also essential for the Herweghs' young brood. We love how the colorful, fitted slipcovers and bench seating makes this idyllic home all the more family-friendly. To sum up, this home strikes the perfect balance between California casual and movie magic.
To seek a peek inside this retro bungalow, flip through the slideshow below. And don't forget to pick up Country Living's June issue -- out May 22 -- for more colorful inspiration.
All photos courtesy of Country Living
We love how the blues and greens pop against the crisp white walls in this living room. Our favorite pieces? The rattan wing chairs from Mecox Gardens and the subtle light fixture, which adds a little pizzazz while blending seamlessly into the room.
This breakfast nook is perfect for a growing family. Though the bright benches are great for the kids, we love how the metal stools modernize the breezy eating area.
Compared to their bright breakfast nook, the Herwegh's dining room feels cottage cozy yet still stylish and fun. The long 1870s Italian worktable must help the communal experience at dinner parties.
Though the Cole & Son wallpaper first caught our eyes, it's really the neutral pendant light and four-poster bedframe that make this master bedroom paradise. What do you think?
This colorful issue hits newsstands Tuesday, May 22.