The Inside Man: Jarrett's Bungalow Bar

The Inside Man: Jarrett's Bungalow Bar

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 24, 2010
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Name: Jarrett
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Style: Mid-Century Bungalow Bar

With the help of Valspar Paint, I'm helping five guys across the country re-do a room in their home. My second meeting was with Jarrett — a great guy, who lives with his wife, Catherine, in a bungalow near Oak Park.

The job here involves Jarrett's man-cave, or basement, which is a symphony of dark wood paneling. Built out by the previous owners, Jarrett is eager to reclaim the room and put it back into use, but with a style that is much more in line with his. The room is big, a bit dirty and dark, but it has some fantastic elements in the homemade bar and bright orange stools, and Jarrett has a regular poker game that's in need of a home, so I've got some great elements to play with. Rather than try to erase the room, we're going to use paint and furnishings to update the original inspiration for this Bungalow Bar.