Bayside Bungalow Renovation

Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, a designer returns to Mississippi to breathe new life into a historic home.

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Bay St. Louis Kids' Room
Photographer: Laura Moss, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

4. Make Room for Guests

Throughout the year, relatives come to visit in droves, so Abercrombie ensured there would be plenty of space for everyone, outfitting a large bunk room with twin-size beds for the kids. Extra sleeping quarters are up the stairs in the loft area, the object of many an amicable debate. “The kids all fight about who gets to sleep there,” she says with a laugh.

Get the look: The quilts and pillows are from Pottery Barn. The sheets are from Traditions Linens. The flag garland is from World Market. The ceiling fans are from Lowe’s.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.