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This 1950s Bungalow Has Envy-Inducing ‘Retro Beach Escape’ Vibes

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Kitchen with bright green cabinets
Play up the retro kitchen

Name: Lady Soule, partner, son, and dog, Jackson
Location: New Jersey
Type of home: Cabin/beach bungalow from the 1950s
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 8 years, owned

Upstairs hiding spot for the kids

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I’m head of design for Urban Outfitters, my husband is a contemporary artist, my son, Goldie, is an adorable ham, and Jackson, our dog, has the same birthday as Bob Dylan. Enough said!

I think of this as a Wes Anderson bathroom

We love color, light, and things that bring humor and joy.

Lounge in sunlight

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Retro Beach Escape

Wooden built-in shelf from the 1950s

What is your favorite room and why? The living room is our favorite room, because it’s cozy and calm. Plus, it gets amazing light. It also has an incredible wooden built-in shelf from the 1950s.

New art by Niki Ford

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? A piece of art from Niki Ford to cover an existing hole in our living room left over from a wood burning stove. Niki is from Joshua tree, and their work is amazing.

Curtains are custom and trippy

Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t be afraid to show your true colors, plus some humorous family photos.

Wavy mirror obsession

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.

Correction: An earlier version of this post mistakenly said “Niki is from Joshua tree, and her work is amazing.” It’s actually “Niki is from Joshua tree, and their work is amazing.” We’ve updated it to be more accurate.