This Girl’s Life…With Twins!

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Mandy Ford’s “This Girl’s Life” just got a bit more complicated for the better on May 30th, 2008, with the arrival of twin boys Ben and Landon.

Design Inspiration

Subtle nature theme with owl accessories.

Decorating Style

Kudos to Mandy’s on her choice of dark paint for the nursery: ”Tree Branch” by Sherwin Williams. Mandy says she was going for ”a subtle nature theme with owl accessories…the main colors being, sage green and chocolate brown, with aqua blue accents”.


Project Details

We have to admit that the crib bedding found at Walmart has impressed us lately. We knew they are affordable, but had no idea that they offered such a modern, good-looking selection.

It’s all in the details, otherwise known as great accessories! The owl theme makes a sweet statement with an owl lamp from Urban Outfitters, owl bank from Target and cool owl rub ons for their wooden letters. Splashes of color brightens the room with a green clock from Restoration Hardware and aqua suitcases from Hobby Lobby.

Cherished family details include a little green rocker that was Mandy’s Dad’s when he was a boy, an antique corner cabinet passed down from Mandy’s parents and curtains made by Mandy’s mother-in-law which are to include brown ric-rac on the bottom, eventually. You know, when Mandy has a free moment! :)


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    Amy says:

    August 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I love the idea of have a darker (non pastel) baby room. I also love the letters and was wondering how it was done? Was it a transfer or did you paint that? I am not good at painting, but I have done transfers sort of like that using Tilano transfer paper.

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    Lesley Smith says:

    September 2, 2008 at 1:13 pm  

    I love the paint color for a baby’s room. It is a hard sell, but it looks great when it’s done!

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    sangita says:

    September 2, 2008 at 10:14 pm 

    Absolutely gorgeous nursey…totally love the color scheme here…and am going crazy over your wooden letters, could you tell me where the rub-ons are from…they are so whimsical..

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    Mandy Ford says:

    February 18, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I got the wooden letters on Ebay, and the-rub ons are Basic Grey and Hambly Screenprints. The cribs are Graco. Thanks so much for the lovely comments! :)

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    mandy says:

    May 8, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Hi, love this room…am expecting twins. Where did you find the big dresser? Does it hold a lot for two.
    Another Mandy

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    jennifer says:

    June 24, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I love those letters with the painted owl and bird..where did you find them???

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