Family Fun House

Cheerful patterns and bold accessories let this family's personality shine through their Newport Beach, California home.

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Homemade in the Shade
Photo: David Tsay

Homemade in the Shade

The designers' father even crafted homemade swings for the girls. "This house was a family affair in more ways than one," Brown says. "Our dad put a lot of work into those swings, finding and sanding the discs and then covering them in marine-grade paint; he even tested different ropes before suspending them from the tree in front. It was special for the girls."

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.