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sneak peek: something’s hiding in here

by anne


[update: i apologize for the slow loading today. i’m on the hold with mediatemple now trying to figure out what’s going on. anyone use a server they actually like?]

you know that anyone who is able to make a living making mustaches (and a lot of other cool stuff) is destined to have a great home. we got our first sneak peek into the abode of shauna alterio & stephen loidolt of something’s hiding in here with d*s guest blogger kevin of designphiladelphia, and now this dynamic duo is blowing up inside the pages of the latest issue of readymade. lucky for us, today they are sharing even more pictures with us that didn’t make the cut. and if the images below still aren’t enough to fill your fancy, check out the entire collection here. [thanks shauna and stephen!] anne

[stay tuned for another sneak peek tomorrow afternoon!]


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  • Amazing and inspirational. My only gripe would be the bathroom toilet and sink. In a space where every inch is designed to fit a specific aesthetic, the sink and toilet seem overlooked. Still, I am in awe…

  • So quirky and yet stunning!!!

    That porch swing makes me swoon. You can tell that they have the knack of seeing potential in castoff, everyday items..Especially love the odd details like where they stashed the TV and the little display nooks tucked in here and there.

    Well done!

  • thanks everyone… we feel the love.

    kristin, the faux bois in the bathroom is not wall paper – we painted it using a very simple plastic “wood graining” tool from home depot. all you need is two colors of paint and this tool it’s so easy.

  • I fell in love with this apartment a few years ago on Flickr. I love how it’s a loft space but they didn’t feel compelled to use stereotypical modern “loft” furniture. I also love all the painted wood furniture and I have to find out what the new blue shade on the furniture in the bedroom is, because I know that table used to be a paler blue.

    Shauna, what color did you use?

  • The television in the kitchen island has to the be most ingenious part. It takes the focus of the tv and on the room itself. I only wish I would have thought of it first. I am definitely copying this idea….

  • How long does it take to put a house like this together? I mean it doesn’t just happen over night, right? It would be nice to read about how long it took folks to get all the pieces in place. I’ve been in my home for almost a year and only two rooms feel really pulled together. How do they do it?

  • Love this space!! It’s so much fun and really feels like they’ve just followed their instincts and gone for it. Very refreshing!!!!

  • Who could ever leave an abode so fab? I love all d*s sneakpeaks, but this one deserves an award!

    PS – Just how large are those deer carrying books? Incredible!

  • Where is that cute radio in the first image from?! I’ve been looking for one that looks retro and is made of wood, but can still play cds.
    What a lovely home by the way!!

  • this is A-mazing!!

    may i ask where the gingham bedcover is from? absolutely adorable

    oh, and the fabric on the swing too!

  • you are all invited over!

    for those who had questions about the faux bois wall in the bathroom… here is our how-to:

    several of you also asked questions about the gingham duvet cover… we made it using basic cotton fabric (it’s so easy).

    and stephen made the cushion on the swing by patching together parts of an old tote bag collection.

    thanks again.
    shauna (& stephen too)

  • Quick question: What’s the shelving unit under the window (the one topped with those two great deer bookholders)? I need something *exactly* like that to go under a low window in my dining/sewing room.

    I guessed that maybe it was IKEA, but the closest matches there, the Lack and Expedit single column shelves (if they were turned on their sides), don’t seem to have legs like this. Any clues?


  • leah, you are right. we used two units turned on their sides and added legs (also ikea)!
    have fun.

    several of you asked about paint colors. we have our colors custom mixed at home depot and here are the formulas…

    lt blue (walls, swing & faux bois):
    colorant 0Z 48 96
    D thalo green 0 19 1
    E thalo blue 0 16 0
    L raw umber 1 45 1

    dk blue (furniture & faux bois):
    colorant 0Z 48 96
    B lamp black 0 24 0
    D thalo green 0 24 0
    E thalo blue 0 5 0
    KX white 0 28 0

    thanks everyone,
    shauna & stephen

  • the faux-forrest motif is a bit too much for my tastes, but that certainly is a fabulous apartment. i love how they embraced the openness of the space rather than trying to partition it.

  • this place is like magic. it really really is super awesome. well done guys. one day when i grow up i want to live in a place just like it.

  • i’ve seen these pictures on Flickr and i think the house is amazing…. so much warmth and comfort in the design and colours. Love it all

  • LOVE IT! The woods wallpaper is awesome! I also love the sofa and chair! The swing and fabric on the cushions is sweet!

  • I’m a bit late with a comment but I had to mention the paint by numbers foursome in the bedroom. My mom did the same grouping in the 70’s. I wonder if she still has them? Mass production is interesting: how many kits were sold, how many completed?

    Really nice place!

  • this is most definitely one of my favourite sneak peeks! WOW! such a unique space i love it so much. amazing job!

  • I just checked out the new bedroom pics on flickr (as per link in first paragraph of this article). Does anyone on designsponge know where those wonderful vintage fabrics were sourced from??? The spotted pillowslips and the floral duvet cover??

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