bug + bear designs provides designer spaces that encourage development.  A unique approach to meeting you child's developmental needs while creating modern, stylish and functional spaces. We will design an imaginative and playful room to stimulate your child's development through interactive and intentional decor. 

Photography courtesy of Alex Brown Photography.

 

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Farmers Market Meets Playroom 

 

Dramatic play in the playroom encourages social and emotional development.  This room creates a perfect play for children to explore their big ideas! This design was intended to assist children with cultivating social and emotional intelligence through play.  There is no substitute for creative and imaginative play when it comes to teaching and enhancing these abilities in children. 

 

 
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Warm design for children in the community

 

Central Presbyterian Church is one of Montclair’s oldest churches, founded in 1837 as The Presbyterian Church of West Bloomfield. The present building was dedicated in 1922.

 

 
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Creating Independence With A Floor Bed

 

The floor bed is an amazing tool for supporting your child's development, both mental and physical.  It encourages independence and allows a child to explore and learn through their environment.  Because it offers indolence, it reduces a child's dependence on adults - while increasing their sense of self-reliance. 

 

 
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Big Girl Room Transition - Nestled in Bloomfield, NJ 

 

Involving your child in the design process to help ease the transition! Transitioning a child out of a crib and into a big kid bed can be a daunting, but every child inevitably experiences it! We were able to provide the opportunity to celebrate this special milestone with this little girl!

 

 
CREATED A COZY SPOT TO RETREAT AND REFRESH  Research has shown that the ability to self-regulate is essential to the development of a child. Creating a cozy and inviting space for your child provides them with a space to retreat and refresh their mind and body 

CREATED A COZY SPOT TO RETREAT AND REFRESH

Research has shown that the ability to self-regulate is essential to the development of a child. Creating a cozy and inviting space for your child provides them with a space to retreat and refresh their mind and body 

CREATED A DRESS-UP WALL  Playing dress-up has so many benefits.  It sparks a child's imagination, helps develop confidence, communication skills and encourages fun! Creating a specific space to display costumes makes it clear for your child to make a choice and create their dress-up experience. 

CREATED A DRESS-UP WALL

Playing dress-up has so many benefits.  It sparks a child's imagination, helps develop confidence, communication skills and encourages fun! Creating a specific space to display costumes makes it clear for your child to make a choice and create their dress-up experience. 

AFFIRMATIONS   Affirmations empower your child. What we think we create. Our thoughts interpret events and create an emotional reaction. Our emotions in turn lead to action. Positive thoughts create positive action. 

AFFIRMATIONS 

Affirmations empower your child. What we think we create. Our thoughts interpret events and create an emotional reaction. Our emotions in turn lead to action. Positive thoughts create positive action. 

Bedroom + Playroom 

 

COMING SOON 

 

 
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