Tis the Season

{The Burns/Gustine Family 2012}

Tis the season to give thanks for all our blessings! This is my favorite time of year where we celebrate all our family traditions. This weekend begins our traditions- Parade of Holiday lights, Candlelight Christmas Eve service, visits from Santa aka Papa:), present exchanges, holiday food, Santa Hunt hosted by Papa and watching my children's eyes light up during every moment. I wanted to take a moment and thank all our customers this year for choosing us to help you decorate (in my mind) the most special place in your home. My mom and I have really enjoyed the exciting projects that have come to us and are looking forward to a new year with new and old customers. Our wish and prayer is for you and your family to have a very blessed 2013. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from our Bungalow to yours...

{Finley (2) and Caden (5)

{Gustine Family 2012}

A Peter Rabbit Tale

{ Peter Rabbit Nursery}
This whimsical nursery began for my client's first child 3 years ago. When Stacy found out she was having her 2nd boy, she came to me to help develop the theme for her new little boy's nursery even further. They had just moved into a new house so it was decided to re-purpose some old pieces and bring in some new ones for the new layout.

{ Custom Dresser from Beach Bungalow}

The custom dresser we designed for Stacy is also used as a changing table. We chose a finish that was a distressed rub through in white. Stacy was gifted the cute Peter Rabbit canvas the hangs over her dresser at her baby shower. We added a cream matelasse border to give the canvas more body around it.    

{ Corsican Iron Crib}
The crib bedding was a traditional toile in blue and white which we accompanied with a white mattlasse and a blue\white check. I found the blue diamond chenille rug at Pottery Barn kids. The rug has a super soft texture to it for Andrew as he starts crawling.

{ Vintage Shelf from Beach Bungalow}
This shelf is one my favorite accessories that we carry. It can come in any color and you can pick a scalloped bottom or straight like this one. Its a different way to display your favorite special pieces that you want to keep little hands away from!:)

The lamp was found by Stacy's mom. We all felt like it needed some color added. I found this polka dot trim which we lined the top and bottom of the lamp shade with. We had our muralist paint the blocks so the letters stood out in blue. These little touches add so much to the room.

Stacy found the hot air balloons and hung them in the corner. I LOVE them and were a great way to introduce other colors in the room besides blue and white.

{Lauren Heinle Murals}

 Lauren painted this scene as a take on the Peter Rabbit theme. The mama bunny being Stacy and the two little rabbits being her two boys. She customized it to have two little hot air balloons floating above with Andrew and Warren's names written on them. We aren't totally finished with this room yet. We decided to add a couple more pictures and some canopy curtains to the crib after installation. I'll be sure to post pictures when it is totally done! I hope you we inspired you to find your favorite theme and interpret it through out your room. AND, as always, we are here at the Bungalow to help!

Carly's Whimsy Nursery

{AFTER Beach Bungalow Designs}


When my client Carly contacted me to help her, she had a blank slate to start with. She knew she wanted to possibly reuse the dark crib from her son's nursery and that she loved whites with pops of color. Our inspiration began with the fabric on the pillow in the glider. We decided to use yellows and pinks around the room but keep the rest mostly white.

{Newport Cottage Celine Changing table}
This Vintage inspired changing table from Newport Cottages fit right in to the space we had for a changing table. It was Carly's big splurge because we both just loved it in the room. She felt since she was re-using her son's crib and glider that it would be nice for her little girl to have a piece just her own.

{Lauren Heinle Murals}
We decided to bring in the brown for the crib in the tree mural that is behind the changing table. Lauren found some fun felt flowers in blues and hot pinks for a three-dimensional effect. We all loved the outcome and I think its something that Carly's little girl can grow with.

{Custom Curtains Beach Bungalow Designs}
The curtains were made out of a white linen. We added banding to all 4 sides in a hot pink for a splash of color. We made a sash tieback out of our inspiration fabric to repeat the pattern one more time. The great part of using a pattern like this sparingly is that once the room moves into a toddler space you are not stuck with a certain scheme to follow. You can always make new tie-backs out of a different fabric and create a totally different look. Carly also opted for linen sheers behind the curtains as the nursery faces the main street and it will allow for privacy during the day.

{ Dwell Studio Yellow and White Stripe Rug}

We went with this rug from Dwell Studio for a BOLD pattern in the room. I think it finished off the room perfectly!

{ Vintage Barbie Prints}

We decided to add a Vintage Barbie theme to the main wall that the crib was on. To keep budget down, I suggested what I did in my daughter's room. I found a Barbie Calendar and cut out the pictures and framed them for Finley. She followed suit and  the outcome was a fun themed wall that introduced new colors to the room.
I hope you enjoy!! And as always we are ready at the Bungalow to help you with your dream room.