A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report


So the last time, we mentioned anything about the kitchen were in these two posts referencing the wood tile floor and where the hell we've been for almost the last Read more

Shopping for Home Decor: Finding That Statement Piece


Hello all. I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I'm not. The weather is terrible here in Maryland. It is barely 50 degrees, cloudy, windy and rainy. The Read more

Ikat! And other Tribal Prints: Fabric Inspiration


Hello Lovelies! Happy Thursday! Question? Is it super cold where you all live? It has been cold and windy every other day in Maryland. Not very spring like at Read more

Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room


Hello, Kah here! It's been a long year and a half! Glad to be back. You may have noticed that we started blogging again.Correction, Milla started blogging again. This Read more

Double Take: Teal Dresser Makeover

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects | 24 Comments

A few days ago you may remember I made this post about my plans to paint my bedroom dresser teal. Most of the process went pretty smoothly and I’m happy with the finished look.

Dresser Makeover: Before
Teal Dresser

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The Real Deal in Teal?

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Furniture, Inspiration, Thrift Shopping | 1 Comment

A couple of months ago, I decided to make a change to my bedroom. And that change began with buying a dresser. I hadn’t even owned a dresser for the past two years given that I’ve been living out of an organizational system in my closet (thanks Ikea) but I wanted one anyway. There were a few rules I had to follow while on my search for the perfect dresser.

1. It had to be  tall
2. It had to have vintage details
3. It had to be less than $50
3. And most importantly it had to be small

Why did it have to be small, you ask? I hate to tell you this but my room is a box, 10’x10′ to be exact and that’s on a good day. The sacrifices you make when you insist on being a good twin sister.

After searching Craigslist and hitting up a few thrift stores I finally found what I was looking for at an Estate Liquidation. It was tall, had a vintage feel, $50, and small. Check her out below after some stripping and a good sanding.

teal dresser

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Twinterest Tuesday: A Weekly Pinterest Round-up (8-9-11)

Posted on by Milla Posted in Inspiration, Pinterest | 3 Comments

Due to our current addiction to Pinterest, every Tuesday will be Twinterest Tuesday. We will feature items that stood out to us while searching the endless boards and pins from other talented pinsters. Yes, I just made that up. Anyhoo, view the goodies below:

A Weekly Pinterest Round-up

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Double Take: Before & After Armchair

Posted on by Milla Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Furniture, Thrift Shopping, Upholstery Projects | 109 Comments

Let me first start off by saying Kah is forcing me kindly asked me to write this post for one of our beautiful furniture re-dos. It was our first time trotting into the territory of furniture upholstering. However, I am ashamed to admit that I didn’t offer my dear sister much help with this project. We (Breeze and I) assisted her with the removal of the old mud-stained  fabric (Kah and a cousin of ours dropped the chair in the mud, while trying to get it in the car). We spent countless days removing staples from the frame. I’m even a little sad to say that we invited my mother and aunt over under false pretenses to help with the staple removal process. I know! Bad twins, but we provided food and movies.

Breeze helping too

See! This is evidence of me helping

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Samaya’s Big Girl Room

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Client Projects, Kids Room Inspiration, Thrift Shopping | 7 Comments

A few months ago, a childhood friend of ours asked if we could decorate her two year old daughter’s bedroom. Of course we said sure yes! We knew that she would be moving into a new apartment and that we’d be starting from scratch.  After the phone call, we headed ran to the thrift store. And boy, did we really hit the jackpot that day; scoring a dresser, headboard, and footboard all in the same trip.

Samaya’s room began with just a mattress and box spring so it needed many pieces to furnish and decorate the room. We had to tap into our creativity to stay under budget while creating a sophisticated bedroom that she could grow up with. That means thrifting, thrifting, and more thrifting!

So without further ado…

pink purple big girl bedroom

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Introducing Breeze…The Furniture Inspector (A Thrifty Guide)

Posted on by Milla Posted in blog, Breeze, Furniture, Thrift Shopping | 2 Comments

For us Do-it-yourselfers, there are several must-dos when buying furniture pieces and accessories from a thrift store or your local Goodwill. The most important rule…inspect everything. If it looks really shady, inspect it twice. Get inappropriate with it. Open those drawers! If you remain satisfied and giddy with your new-found treasure, purchase it and take it home.

So now that you’ve squeezed your new dresser or other large furniture piece into your already cramped living space, with all your other incomplete DIY projects, what do you do with it? You guessed it, inspect it again. Yet, we prefer to let an inspector, not of the human variety, do all the gritty work. Here we introduce Breeze…The Furniture Inspector. Read more

The Beginning

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Welcome to the Beginning of Design Par Deux

WHO ARE WE?

twin sisters and interior design lovers

WHAT IS DESIGN PAR DEUX?

a creative outlet to showcase all things design

WHAT IS OUR DESIGN STYLE?

we love color, bold graphics, and  hints of vintage detail

WHAT IS OUR MISSION?

to twinspire our visitors with a double dose of creativity

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