Hawaii Bungalow Inspired House

Basic Projects design studio and architect Heather Wilson renovated a home in South Carolina, combining white walls and concrete floors with colorful vintage décor inspired by the vintage Hawaiian bungalows.

The furnishings and fittings are based on the client’s surf trips to Fiji and Hawaii, including a set of three French doors. The French doors are made of mahogany and are intended to enhance the Hawaiian bungalow feel of the new roof. Other items include brass fittings, paper lanterns, organic bedding, hand-dyed pillows, and wool rugs. Hawaii was taken as a source of inspiration because the owners of the home love them very much.

The living room has two bright sofas and a peacock chair made from wicker made from vintage Hawaiian fabric. Other pieces include a 1950s Hawaii poster, vintage map, and old hula girl photo. The tropical aesthetic is completed by dozens of potted plants, a surfboard, and a taupe-blue painting by artist Ty Williams.

The house consists of two floors with living and sleeping areas on the ground floor in a new L-shaped floor plan as well as a small attic and a study on the upper floor. At the entrance there is a foyer and bathroom, followed by a hallway with airy wooden stairs and a wet bar with dark wooden cabinets.

The open kitchen and seating area are divided by a white plaster fireplace with two built-in floating benches and a niche for storing logs. This space also includes a minimalist oak dining table and two benches, as well as a kitchen with white countertops and light wood doors. On the other side of the residence there are three bedrooms, two of which are en suite. Light blue-green walls paint a bedroom and bathroom reminiscent of the sea.

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