Experience the sights and sounds of a different era, and you’ll feel transported in time.
The Rainbow Bungalow is the kind of space that takes you back. Hosts Natia Cinco and Cy Winstanley are highly influenced by the 1970s, and that inspiration shows up all over the home. From their record collection to their vintage furniture, the retro vibe is in. Yet the space still feels fresh and representative of the modern couple.
This filming location lives up to its name—every color of the rainbow appears in the space. A spectrum of colorful, vintage glassware is arranged across the mantle above a retro wooden television. Sheer orange curtains sweep against a teal floral sofa, a strong focal point of the space. A vivid painting of Monument Valley, painted by Cinco herself, hangs above a second retro sofa draped in a multicolored afghan.
Cinco, a fashion and portrait photographer and Nashville native, has an eye for the visual arts in many forms. She puts a lot of time and care into decorating and maintaining the bungalow. She seeks out antique furniture on apps like OfferUp. She grows thriving plants in the home. And she often rearranges items in the space to create better feng shui.
Winstanley, a New Zealand-born musician, spends a lot of his time practicing his craft and listening to music in the bungalow. Analog recordings speak to him, like those of Neil Young, Jim Croce, and Jackson Browne. “Our dream guest would be an eclectic folk or Americana artist wanting to use the space for a music video or live performance,” Cinco shares. “Someone whose music embodies the vintage sounds of the 70s.”
“Our dream guest would be an eclectic folk or Americana artist wanting to use the space for a music video or live performance,” Cinco shares. “Someone whose music embodies the vintage sounds of the 70s.”Natia Cinco, Host of The Rainbow Bungalow
Their love for this genre led them to create Live at the Rainbow Bungalow, a series of performance videos featuring local Nashville artists. Cinco handles the camerawork, while Winstanley runs the audio. The series is a beautifully intimate treat for retro music lovers.
“When people walk into the Rainbow Bungalow, we hope they feel like they have stepped into a different era—one that is warm, inviting, and a little quirky. We want it to feel like a lived-in home as opposed to a photo or video set,” Cinco says. Because they live and create in the space, it feels all the more vibrant.
Ready for a colorful trip back to the 70s? Though The Rainbow Bungalow looks like a relic of a past age, it is full of life.