For The Allens: The Allens are a group of gentlemen -- Michael, Trevor, and their pup Duncan -- who needed a serious spruce-up of their sleepspace. A music-business executive and a teacher by day, and food-bloggers by night, the two's styles are very different, even though the share a home and heart. They love music, art, enjoying a delicious meal together and of course each other. That love shows the moment you spend time with them thus making this project a special one. Turning old pieces into new, and adding light, texture, color topped their "must-have" list -- that and creating a comfy place for Dunc to sleep at their feet.
By B: After finding a trio of state-themed art framed in their living room, I suggested we build a room around the pieces' color palette and thus the cool-toned, black-rimmed space popped to life. His and His reading lights, a ton of texture in the linens, an old and well-loved dresser stenciled and Ikea-hacked, a metallic-sprayed collage mirror and a handmade-and-stained wooden headboard turned this basic bedroom into a cozy space worthy of a happy couple, a glass of wine and an intimate chat.