Jean Allsopp
By Lacey N. Howard

"Each of the three second-floor bedrooms has its own personality,"says Allyson. In one, the designers created a nautical-inspiredspace fit for the young and young at heart. "This room really has asense of travel and wonder," Debbie says. A paneled, black,queen-size bed grounds the room against mustard-hue walls. The bedis dressed in soft blue and white combed-cotton linens. Acornflower-blue alpaca throw provides warmth on chilly nights.

"We used tall pine bookshelves on either side of the bed ratherthan traditional night tables," Debbie says. "Above the bed, wehung porthole mirrors." An oak drop-lid desk and a chairupholstered in playful red-and-white fabric creates a space forconstructing a memory book of last summer's vacation. "Mixing theblack and pine wood tones is a great way to achieve interest andtexture," Susan says. "Having just a few pine pieces makes thefinish stand out even more beautifully."

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