Giggle August September 2013 : Page 86

KID'S ROOM MAKEOVER We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results of the first ever Kid’s Room Makeover! Back in May, Giggle Magazine partnered up with CAMPUS USA Credit Union and asked the community to enter for their chance to win a kid’s room makeover valued at $5,000. Reveal! Before Photos by Lifeprints Photography BROUGHT TO YOU BY GIGGLE MAGAZINE AND CAMPUS USA CREDIT UNION Q INTERIOR DECORATING BY LA NOTTE DESIGN, LLC &#1b; GIGGLEMAG.COM | AUG/SEPT 2013

Kid's Room Makeover Reveal

We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results of the first ever Kid’s Room Makeover! Back in May, Giggle Magazine partnered up with CAMPUS USA Credit Union and asked the community to enter for their chance to win a kid’s room makeover valued at $5,000.

It didn't take long for the submissions to start rolling in.

After sifting through all of the applications, Carrie and Mike Pedreiro were chosen as the winners. With premature twins still in the NICU, and three other children under the age of 6, the Pedreiro family was chosen so they could have a new space for when their twin boys, Carter and Hudson, finally came home from the hospital.

"I was taking a break from the NICU in the lobby of UF&Shands, and there was the latest Giggle Magazine on a chair. While looking through it, I saw the CAMPUS USA ad for the Kid's Room Makeover contest," Carrie Pedreiro said. "I read the details and immediately thought what a blessing winning the contest could be for us. I saw the ad the day before the contest deadline, at which time the twins had already been hospitalized for close to a month."

With the twins being 12 weeks early, the Pedreiros hadn't finished preparing their nursery before Carter and Hudson's surprise arrival. Once the hospital bills started to roll in, Carrie said they knew they wouldn't be able to give the boys the nursery they wanted to, and they definitely didn't have time to redecorate while juggling three older children and splitting time between home and the hospital.

After taking the shot to enter, the Pedreiros found out they were selected, and designer Brandi Catalanotte, the owner of La Notte Design, went to work creating a dreamy new nursery transformation. With simplicity in the details and a serene color scheme, the new nursery space is one the parents can enjoy now and as the twins grow.

"The Kid's Room Makeover gave us the opportunity to bring the boys home and enjoy them rather than try and figure out how to get a space put together for them," Carrie said. "In a home with five children under 6 years old, there isn't much time for big projects, and it has brought organization to not only the nursery, but it has also prompted me to organize other parts of our home."

Michael Pedreiro said his favorite part of the new room design is the boys' names and initials painted on the walls over their cribs.

"The room is so peaceful and nice that it makes me feel better about my whole house!" He said.

Carrie said she loves every detail Brandi put in to the nursery, but if she had to choose one thing she liked best about the room, it would be the photo of the first time Carrie was able to hold both of her twin boys together.

"I was able to hold my other three children the second they were born, so that time with the twins had been a long time coming. It was a moment that is so vivid in my memory and that emotion floods back every time I look at that picture. It was so thoughtful of Brandi to include that," Carrie said.

Read the full article at http://trendmag2.trendoffset.com/article/Kid%27s+Room+Makeover+Reveal/1466271/168932/article.html.

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