Parents: Tiffany and Billy Brigham
Kids: Bowen, 1 month, and Harper, 21 months
When Tiffany and Billy Brigham of South Burlington were expecting their daughter, Harper, they created a bedroom for the ultimate girlie girl, with plaid curtains, white wicker furniture and a hot-pink rocking chair. But for their son, Bowen, born last month, Tiffany didn't want anything "too blue or boyish." Instead, they threw color coding to the wind and created a nautical-inspired nursery.
In the six months before her due date, Tiffany — a speech-language pathologist with a passion for interior design — combed the web and local stores for furniture and décor. And then the DIY began. She and her husband refinished a $180 dresser they found on Craigslist, for example, and followed a Pinterest tutorial to paint beige and white stripes across one wall.
"It was good teamwork," says Tiffany. "My husband is the muscle, and I'm the visionary."
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