Decor Inspiration: Lofty Cali Bungalow by Allison Bloom

A loft-inspired home in Mill Valley, CA
is soooooooo very fortunate to have
been designed by the talented and lovely
Allison Bloom.

Oh yes.
I can hear your sighs.

I sigh too.

And I have already written my love letter
to interior designer and Remodelista contributor
Allison, quite possibly thoroughly creeping her out.
But who can quiet themselves when it comes
to engaging, inspiring design?

*everyone on planet michele shrinks away with shame*

I think Allison and Dehn Bloom Design
are on to something
and I may not know much,

but I know raw beauty when I see it.

I see a 1920’s bungalow breathing
with new life thanks to careful thought,
creativity, and intelligent design.

I see innovation and airiness
where excess could have spoiled
the view.

I see comfort.

Such an honor to share her work with you today…

and I have a sneaky suspicion you will
discover another ‘Bloom lovely’
love-fest right here, very soon.

just think the most beautiful pantry transformation ever.

Are you enjoying the sunny view
as much as I am today?

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. May 18, 2012 / 12:50 am

    What a great vibe, she has fabulous style and I love the chic but inviting feeling oozing from this amazing space. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. May 18, 2012 / 1:05 am

    OMG, that chandelier over the dining table and THAT DESK are to DIE for! Love it when a designer can show the use of restraint, it's so hard to do!

  3. May 18, 2012 / 1:34 am

    What a fabulous space! I sighed on the first picture the living room is so open and so fresh and clean. Love her use of open pieces as well, fabulous loft.


  4. May 18, 2012 / 2:41 am

    Beautiful designs. Love the black chairs, amazing desk and artwork.

  5. May 18, 2012 / 3:23 am

    Raw beauty… brilliant! What an amazing designer, I love everything about her aesthetic and take on design! Such a rarity finding a designer that speaks to the soul. I can never get enough of your writing… you speak to the soul as well!


  6. May 18, 2012 / 3:55 am

    You know I love this designer and her beautiful work, right? Love your writing style. Keep up the good work, Michele!


  7. May 18, 2012 / 4:12 am

    So refreshing, Michele. I love the stairs going up to the loft, and the rustic yet designed rooms are perfect.
    Thank you for sharing!

  8. May 18, 2012 / 8:18 am

    Looks wonderful – and the light is amazing! 🙂

  9. May 18, 2012 / 6:10 pm

    the artwork knocks me out too, and i can't wait to share more about the artist in an upcoming post!


  10. May 18, 2012 / 7:40 pm

    Ohhhhh, it is pretty. I'm in love with the paintings… I would love to do some more abstract unique work like that… I particularly like the one in the dining area…


  11. May 19, 2012 / 2:50 am


    This is a wonderful post. Talk about raw decor.. love that kitchen and the office! How do people think these things up? True artists ~ and that I am not sadly, so I try to open my mind and learn from these amazing individuals. Very nice and thanks for sharing 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend!


  12. May 19, 2012 / 5:07 pm

    Increadibly unique style she has, very inspiring & reinventing the old into modernist retro has never been very natural for me so it is great to keep on learning from such talenets, thanks…hugs Z

  13. May 19, 2012 / 7:18 pm

    Oh wow, GORGEOUS. I love that it's such a fabulous mix of styles – it looks elegant and yet rustic, vintage and modern.. plus the artwork is just staggeringly gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing such loveliness!! xxx

  14. May 20, 2012 / 4:24 pm

    Oh I love the clever and creative ways to live life to the fullest everyday! Lovely indeed!

  15. May 20, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    Wonderful home. Especially love the art. And hanging it as they did is such a smart way to deal with those high windows, which often present something of a design challenge.

  16. May 25, 2012 / 4:19 am

    Gorgeous home! I love the painting and chairs in the dining area, –and everything else.

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