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Sunny Outlook: Summery Home Decor

Life's a beach in this easy-living California bungalow. Steal these ideas for creating a laid-back style in your home.

By Judy Prouty

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bright and sunny desk
Edmund Barr
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Michele set up her desk with a computer and phone on the other side of the kitchen. "I wanted a place where the kids can do their homework and I can keep an eye on them," she says. Michele designed the area for maximum efficiency—"like a boat"—with lots of built-in cabinets and cupboards to hold games, art supplies, and school stuff as well as dinnerware.

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