Discover the hand-crafted beauty of the early 1900s movement in furnishings and architecture known as Arts & Crafts, Craftsman, Mission or Bungalow style. The clean, uncomplicated lines provide the perfect respite to today’s hurry-up world.
Whether you’re a period purist or just appreciate the rarity and beauty of hand-made treasures. We are Colorado’s award-winning source for the remarkable work of furniture makers, potters, rug makers and artisans who interpret yesteryear’s style for today’s lifestyle. We provide a whole world of design possibilities including: space planning, furniture selection, lighting, window and floor-coverings, color schemes, fabrics and even artwork.
At Modern Bungalow, we can create a plan for your whole house, or just help select the finishing touches for a single room. Either way, you can feel comfortable that you are getting the expert advice and knowledge needed to make your home a special place that you can truly enjoy and be proud of for many years to come.
Modern Bungalow is approaching our 13th anniversary, and the story of its birth begins with Kate & Ed Sultan’s own 1919 bungalow.
Ed spent the 80s and 90s as an advertising designer and woodworking hobbyist. His passion for woodworking and craftsmanship even helped him ride out the tech bubble burst at the turn of the millennium. Somewhere in the mix, Kate and Ed bought a bungalow in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. When they realized most of their furniture just didn’t suit the Craftsman style home, Ed turned their garage into a full-blown shop and went to work.
Kate, on the other hand, was a seasoned veteran of retail. A VP managing 185 EB Games stores in 12 states, she was on the road up to 40 weeks a year. After 15 years of service, she received a relocation notice, or as the couple likes to call it, the last straw. It was high time to turn her talents and expertise toward a new challenge.
Like the old Reese’s chocolate advertisement, they melded their two interests and decided to launch a home-grown retail Craftsman and Mission home furnishings store.
Over a decade later, Modern Bungalow serves as an educator, a gallery, a beacon for the Arts & Crafts revival and much more. When he isn’t working on their web site or hanging light fixtures, Ed still designs and builds most of the custom furniture for the store (MB Custom Shop). Aside from the daily whirlwind of managing their successful store, Kate is active in local organizations like Denver’s Old House Fair & Road Show.
Meanwhile, their lucky little Denver bungalow has been featured recently in the Lifestyle pages of the Denver Post and the Spring 2012 issue of Style 1900 Magazine.