Bungalow beauties

Find out why bungalow owners love their vintage gems at the Twin Cities Bungalow Club Home Tour on Saturday. The six homes, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., boast classic bungalow qualities, such as original built-in oak bookcases and buffets, fireplaces, vintage light fixtures and Arts and Crafts details. Bungalow enthusiasts also can gather ideas on rehabbing and updating their own spaces to complement the Craftsman qualities of this early 1900s architectural style.

“The tour shows what people have done to make these houses livable for the 21st century, while retaining their charm, character and scale,” said Tim Counts, club president. Attics converted into master suites, a revamped four-season front porch and an Art Deco-style bathroom are some of the remodeling projects featured on the tour.

Pick up a map with the homes’ addresses and descriptions after 10 a.m. Saturday at the first house, 4231 Blaisdell Av. S., Minneapolis. Cost is $5; free for Bungalow Club members. Go to www.bungalowclub.org or call 612-724-5816.


High Point highlights

What was hot at the High Point Spring Market in North Carolina? Gabberts designers will review interior design and home furnishing trends, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gabberts, 69th Street and France Avenue S., Edina. Free. Register at www.gabberts.com or call 952-928-3123.

Inside interiors

Whether you want to redo an entire room or just change a wall color, Gabberts Design Series can help. The four-part workshop covers interior design styles, principles of design, psychology of color and how to measure and design a floor plan. Classes meet from 1 to 3 p.m. May 13, 15, 20 and 22 at Gabberts, 69th Street and France Avenue S., Edina. Cost is $95, including workbook and one-hour design consultation with the instructor. Register at www.gabberts.com or call 952-928-3123.


Partners in design

Chris Hudson, editor of Architecture Minnesota magazine, will explore collaborations of businesses, homeowners and architects, as well as highlighting the May/June issue with a cover story on Room & Board and architecture firm Gensler.

The free event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and includes appetizers and cocktails at Room & Board, 7010 France Av. S., Edina. RSVP at roomandboard.com/architectureMNedina.