Testimonials

"I cannot recommend Bungalow 56 highly enough. They are brilliant designers with "can do" attitudes. I am very grateful for their assistance in our move. There is no way I could've pulled it off without them over the holidays. I enjoyed working with Karyn and Jessica, they are the type of people you just want to be friends with after the work is done! As far as the finished product goes, I literally cried upon walking into my staged home. It was so fun to see my 4-year-old daughter squeal as she saw her new room. I am full of inspiration as we begin to build our family traditions and memories with such a beautiful backdrop. Many thanks to Bungalow 56. Look no further, these are your girls!" -Brynne Gluch


"Our project with Bungalow 56 was a renovation of a 1920s Spanish bungalow. They worked very closely with us to leverage the existing strengths of the architecture to a highly functioning modern mediterranean beach house. Karyn and Jessica brought different but very complimentary skills and perspectives to every design decision and material selection. I think they captured the essence of my aspirations for my beach home very well. An unexpected bonus of our relationship was their input on also accommodating rentals during summer while still maintaining our casa for peronal use the rest of the year. They constantly gave me input on how best to furnish and decorate with renters in mind so that we could maximize rental revenue with minimal maintenance and then easily return our personal touches. Their experience, design approaches, communications are all excellent. Our first monthly renters just left and thought our home was beautiful but very comfy - we would agree. Thank you Bungalow 56!" Karen Breen-Vogel


"We used Bungalow 56 after moving into our house in 2015. They did an excellent job pulling it all together and making everything look cohesive. Would highly recommend them to anyone!" Tara McMillin


"Karyn and Jessica did a fantastic job on the interior of my 3 bedroom beach condominium. They listened to my vision of the project and recommended furnishings and design that made the most of the small spaces. They worked quickly and efficiently to meet my timeline, and were incredibly responsive. I'm very happy with the final product and would not hesitate to recommend them to friends." Kari O'Halloran


"After my husband and I bought a lot in the Rancho Santa Fe's community called the Crosby Estates and we began the building of our 6,000 square foot house, I quickly determined that no matter how creative a person I was, we were going to need some serious help to tackle this large project. We had interviewed several other interior designers but the Bungalow 56 girls, Karyn and Jessica, instantly became the right decision. From the beginning, we felt that they understood the look we were going for and were both great to work with. Karyn and Jessica are very professional, knowledgeable and talented.
I was really thankful we hired for many reasons. One specific expertise they brought to the table was picking tiles for our 6 bathrooms, kitchen, guest kitchen and outdoor fireplace. When I went into the tile stores I had major anxiety attacks because they're so overwhelming. Where do you start? But then Karyn and Jessica quickly helped us narrow down our options and found stunning tiles for all the different areas. And I have to say that our tiles have become some of the best artwork in our house.
When tackling a job of this size, you just doing realize all the details and the thousands of decisions that you are going to have to make. It is a super rewarding experience but a very stressful one at times and Karyn and Jessica never once broke a sweat. If there was an issue they handled it.
The icing on the cake though was when they did the final install, where they bring in all the accessories, artwork, vases, bowls, pillows, and much more and absolutely transformed our already gorgeous house to our HOME. I can't wait to go home everyday! They thought of everything and made our house feel like it should have been in a magazine (knowing them it probably will be) but completely cozy and livable for my husband and I and our two daughters which are 2 and 5. I was blown away and impressed. And to top it off, I would consider them good friends. I would highly recommend the Bungalow 56 team and look forward to working with them in the future." -Stephanie Perez


"Working with Karyn and Jessica was a great experience! We hired them after we purchased a vacation home in Coronado. It needed some updating. They helped us pick out tile, countertops, carpet, floor stains, paint colors, etc. They then arranged for all of the work to be done. They managed all the projects and kept it all going in a timely manner. They also helped us furnish and decorate the house from top to bottom! They went beyond our expectations! After talking with us and following my Pinterest account, etc., they were able to match our style perfectly!! They were great at communicating with us and getting our approval before they made purchases. (we were always happy with their choices) Doing this project long distance was a piece of cake thanks to Karyn and Jessica! They went above and beyond in everything they did! They even ordered a turkey for our Thanksgiving dinner!!! Aside from their excellent work and expertise they are so pleasant to work with! We enjoyed their sense of humor, kindness and patience! We would highly recommend them! We are so happy to have met them!!" -The Halls : Homeowners


"It was a pleasure working with Bungalow 56 & Nicolls Design Build, Karyn, Jessica and Kraig are wonderful, professional and great people to do business with, especially if its your family home...they understood our ideas, concepts and our way of living.
They are efficient, always in touch, even though we lived out of town. They are approachable, accessible, and they had all the accounting in order and handy, we only had a few appointments and that was enough to understand what we wanted.
Karyn and Jessica have a great eye on choosing furniture, bedding, accessories and objects, and they sure know how to put it all together. Also they accepted any suggestions we had and made them possible. they are all easy to work with, they made so many nice gestures and personal touches working on the project and when we moved in. We are very happy with out project, everything is working perfectly and we are enjoying our place immensely." - Gutierrez Family