Meg Hardy knows what she likes and that’s what she buys and sells at Bungalow Interiors, located at 324 Main Street in downtown Longmont.
It’s a good thing, because what Hardy likes, other people like, too.
In the eight weeks since Hardy first opened Bungalow Interiors, she has seen a steady increase in foot traffic and sales.
“It’s been going really well,” she said.
Hardy moved to Longmont from Tampa, FL about six months ago.
“We had just gotten to town, and I was renovating this space and doing all of the buying and pricing of the merchandise and trying to get everything ready to open. It was a lot,” Hardy said.
Her work paid off. The store is the culmination of Hardy’s dream. After years spent working in interior design, she wanted to open her own brick-and-mortar store.
“I knew I was ready for a change,” Hardy said, “so I just jumped in.”
Hardy’s real passion is finding sustainable home goods for her clients.
“I want to show people that they can get these handmade, eco-friendly products at an attainable price without sacrificing functionality or a design aesthetic,” she said.
Bungalow Interiors features a wide range of different products which can decorate a home from top to bottom. Some of Hardy’s favorite items include candles made with her own signature scents and vintage Turkish rugs.
The Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, other local business owners, family and friends of Hardy gathered on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of Bungalow Interiors.
“All of us are worthy of a tranquil space and a great place to live,” she said. “I hope we can help create that for people in Longmont.”