Thursday, March 1, 2012


As it turns out, a lot is new!
Bungalow 5 co-founder Luca Rensi started his company with partner John Roudabush, who was away when I stopped into their NYC showroom for a visit. Rensi and I first met years ago when we both worked for interior designer David Kleinberg. I am constantly amazed at their prolific design ability, along with Marina Lanina, they continue to dream up so many unique and wonderful pieces every season. Championing wrapped lacquer, the classic Parsons Table and traditional go-to's, Bungalow 5 is going great guns.
This designing duo travels constantly. The million mile member program? Yes, Luca is a member of that. But they still manage to find the time to style their New York based flagship showroom to the hilt, located at 251 West 30th Street.

The showroom after being filled with loads of new pieces, including lamps and colorful vases.

Blue and white porcelain in the Jar Patterned Temple Jar with orange pieces below.

The now classic Jacqui four drawer dresser.

A vignette with pops of spring green look great against Meg Braff's fanciful wallpapers.

Porcelain vases on a re-edited Piedmont Display Case with higher shelves.

Brighton Lamps flank vivid porcelain vases on the Fairfax Dresser.

A glam mirrored dresser, the Marie, with pale blue lamps and Summer six-sided vases.

The Parsons Coffee Table in lacquered linen is a constant favorite.

Meg Braff's vibrant wallpaper adds a jolly backdrop for home furnishings and accessories.

The Andrea three part desk also makes a glam vanity.

The new Normandy Bar Cart in a gilt finish and mirror surface area is ready to serve you.

Big and bold, The Palace five-sided Temple Jar is amazing.

The new Baluster Lamp in the palest of pink.

A linen - wrapped Valentina Console with sleek lines and accessories.

A high gloss Odom Coffee Table is great when you want a clean shape with little extra detailing.

As a console...

The new Michel six - drawer dresser has great shiny hardware and marble top, lending it a mid century modern air.