Home Tour: Welcome to our 1950s Bungalow


It’s about time I share our cozy 1950s bungalow with all of you! We’ve lived in our home close to three years and I have yet to share a full house tour because there is always something else I want to do. I decided there will always be a project to finish, a room to paint or new furniture needed, but that’s all part of the process of turning a house into a home. Without further ado, I will be sharing a different room of our 1950s bungalow located in the Lindley Park neighborhood of Greensboro, NC each Friday. Learn more about our home after the jump.

House Tour: Greensboro 1950s bungalow // Twin Stripe

When Chad and I started to look for homes, we fell in love with the tree lined streets of Lindley Park, a neighborhood established in 1917. We love the area because we are within walking distance of great restaurants, bars and coffee shops. There is even a small farmer’s market held in our neighborhood on weekends. We knew our little bungalow was the home for us as soon as we saw it listed online. We saw a lot of other houses, but this was the one for us.

House Tour: Summer Window Box // Twin Stripe

I loved the home’s charm and detail, like the window box and shutters. I’ve enjoyed planting a window box each spring. This year I finally found the perfect combination of plants which includes sweet potato vine, multiple varieties of coleus, and a small box wood. It gives our home great curb appeal.

House Tour: Greensboro 1950s bungalow front pourch bistro table // Twin StripeHouse Tour: Greensboro 1950s bungalow front pourch bistro table // Twin Stripe

Last year I gave my bistro table a little makeover and it’s still looking great on our front porch. I recently added some bright pillows from Target and sweet basket full of Impatiens.

Tip: If you have a metal basket like the one above, it’s easy to fill with flowers if you add coco-fiber liner to your basket first. It’s widely available at any nursery or hardware store.
House Tour: Greensboro 1950s bungalow front door detail // Twin StripeFloral Monogram Wreath // Twin Stripe

Chad and I strive to make the entrance to our home inviting, so last year we gave our front door a new coat of emerald paint. It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do; it brightens up the whole house (we painted the shutters the same color).

I always keep a wreath on the front door and a seasonal doormat on the ground. Recently I picked up two cooper buckets from the Target dollar section and turned them into planters. Chad drilled holes in the bottom for drainage and I planted caladium leaves, which don’t require a lot of sunlight. All of these elements plus the bistro table create a welcoming environment.

House Tour: Greensboro 1950s bungalow front door welcome!// Twin Stripe

Once again, welcome to our home! I can’t wait to share the rest over the coming weeks.

Bistro Table Refresh  |  Wire Basket, LDT 7  |  Pillows, Target  |  Popsicle Rug (last season), Target  |  Copper Planters, Target  |  Monogram Wreath DIY  |  Olympic Painted Parrot, Door color

I’m so ready for this weekend! Chad and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary with a quick trip to Charlotte. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for a speak into our weekend.


About Katie

Katie is the voice behind lifestyle blog, Twin Stripe. Her blog is dedicated to helping readers create a bright and modern lifestyle that doesn’t cost a ton. Twin Stripe features easy DIY projects, tasty recipes, entertaining ideas, style tips, home decorating inspiration and more. Katie lives in Greensboro, N.C. with her fabulous husband, Chad, and adorable pup, Hobbes. She spends her spare time decorating their 1950s bungalow and throwing festive parties. Katie believes you can never have too much glassware or glitter!

17 thoughts on “Home Tour: Welcome to our 1950s Bungalow

    1. Thanks, Julia! We love our little home. The bistro table turned out better than I expected and the brick is great! 🙂

  1. Aw, Katie! Your house is so cute! I absolutely love those shutters outside. Small world, too – I went to elementary school for a few years down the street from your neighborhood at OLG! Can’t wait to meet you at SBS! xo

  2. The house looks great. You and Chad have added such cute touches and it really makes it pop. Love you. I hope you guys had a great 6th Wedding Anniversary!

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