Chateau & Bungalow launched in the Fall of 2009 featuring a collection of inspired interiors, events and objets suitable for a range of styles from the cozy beach cottage to the grand mansions. In July of 2013, Chateau & Bungalow opened it’s first store at 80 Thames Street in Newport, RI. We believe that your home and events should be filled with things that make you happy and that quality, not quantity is the key to living the good life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find the perfect piece at a yard sale. We love color, monogramming, using objects in unusual ways, and timeless pieces.
SARAH O’NEILL FERNANDEZ, FOUNDER, DESIGNER AND EDITOR
Sarah has spent more than 10 years in the home furnishings business as a Merchandising Coordinator, Web Site Manager, Event Coordinator, Sales Manager, and Buyer. She has worked for the high end home furnishings and design companies Rue de France, Comptoir de Famille, and Katherine Field and Associates. She has also participated in the Rhode Island School of Design’s Interior Design Certificate Program. Sarah’s business experience and passion for interior design and event planning lead her to establish Chateau & Bungalow in 2009. Since launching Chateau & Bungalow, Sarah has become a regular contributor to TLC’s Parentables, and has had her work and writing featured in Newport Weddings Magazine, and Blue Water Sailing. Sarah lives in Middletown, RI with her husband, two children and dog.
PAMELA E. YOUNES, CONTRIBUTOR
Pamela worked in the to-the-trade-only interior design business in New York City with Donghia. She started in the Marketing Department working directly for design icon Sherri Donghia and transitioned into managing the marketing, merchandising and sales needs for Donghia’s multi-line showroom business lead by Crans Baldwin. Her experience in the showroom side of Donghia’s business afforded a close-up look at internationally known companies such as Bergamo Fabrics, The Bradley Collection, Boyd Lighting, Bart Halpern, Elitis, Maya Romanoff, Pierre Frey, Pollack and many more. A lifelong passion for all things beautiful was fashioned while working with these industry giants. Born in San Francisco, Pamela’s adventures have landed her on the East Coast in Newport, RI with her husband and daughter.
AMY M. MACMILLAN, CONTRIBUTOR
Amy Mendenhall MacMillan graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a concentration in Painting, Printmaking and Interior Design. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Digital Photography Certificate program, and has lived and worked in the Ocean State since graduating from college in 2001. Amy is currently working as a color consultant helping business owners, home owners, and apartment dwellers chose color pallets that enhance the environment in which they live and work. Amy lives in Newport, RI with her husband, two children, and dog.