Cottages & Bungalows

A Sweet Spanish Bungalow


Toni and Bryan Mogensen (@toni_marianna) know how to make the most of every inch of their modest, circa-1920 California bungalow. With two very active young sons, they make a point of styling their home with affordable finds that can stand up to constant use, as well as the hot Salinas sun.

Using a mix of new, thrifted and DIY pieces, they created an exterior that’s not only comfortabl­e, it’s also stylish and memorable. Toni loves to create new looks for each season, yet she never breaks her budget.

“I use my same core pieces again and again, but I change the mood with seasonal flowers and plants, linens, pillows and fresh door décor.” Here, she placed a live plant inside a basket lined with plastic bubble wrap.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Architectu­ral pieces, such as a mantel and window frames, along with a coffee table, comfy chairs and a church pew, extend the home for easy outdoor living. Surrounded by a cottage-style garden, oodles of potted plants in both new and unique vintage containers, it’s a gardener’s dream. The black-framed windows, open-air pergolas and hanging plants frame the compositio­n perfectly, while the coziness of layered door mats, a cheery door basket, brass lanterns, welcoming throws and pillows steals our hearts.

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