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Reader request for help

Liisa from NY wrote the other day looking for ideas: "My next project is to fix a bedroom for my 11 year old twin girls. They start middle school next fall and I want to decorate our downstairs big (13 x 18 feet) bedroom for them. They have been sharing a room all their life and like to do so but now that they are getting into their teen years I would like to create some private space for each of them as well. The girls also like to do all kinds of projects so some sort of workstation is in plans. Any cool ideas?"

I love this request because I have an identical twin sister and while we had our own rooms growing up, we always insisted on having sleepovers every night in each other's room. But then we each had our own room to decorate! (And I moved my furniture around every weekend, almost as frequently as I do now!) Hopefully the following photos will help give you some ideas of how to arrange the room and what style might work for the girls. I think if you put the beds at one end of the room, with curtains on hospital tracks between them so they can have privacy when they want, and then do one long desk on the other end with storage cubbies above to stash art/school supplies, that ought to keep them happy. :)

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Brad Ford encore

We showcased the talents of interior designer Brad Ford last year but on revisiting his site I discovered even more elegant and beautifully understated rooms. Timeless, functional yet stand out spaces are stunning in their simple sophistication. Lovely!!

Images from Brad Ford ID


Buttrick Wong Architects

On Friday I posted Julie's incredible home and because the details in the architecture of her home was to-die-for, I had to go snooping around her architect's website. I thought Jerome Buttrick was super-talented after getting a glimpse into Julie's home, but I found out he's even more talented than I thought! It's modern, sustainable and warm with extraordinary attention to detail.


Omniarte Design and Erinn Valencich

There are some people who do it all. Then there is the rarer group of people who do it all well. Erinn Valencich seems to have the golden touch. Interior designer, lifestyle television host, cook and entertainer extraordinaire, stylist and writer. We only have limited space to showcase her rooms so a visit to her Omniarte Design website is a must. The only thing that would make it all more perfect? Larger yummy photos!

Images from Omniarte Design



I spent a wonderful morning flipping through stacks of secondhand books at the Lifeline Bookfest .... over a million books and Jo had a mission to find lots of retro decor. So let's start with these images scanned from Inside Today's Home, 4th Edition by Ray & Sarah Faulkner, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1975. A wonderful book full of ideas and images to inform and delight... and to remind us that retro can be fantastic or downright frightful. Enjoy!