We’re Jodie & Julie, The Design Twins.We are identical twin sisters who love making friends. We started our journey on Instagram in 2014. We were looking for inspiration and what we found was so much more! We found a community which ignited our passions: decorating, photography, teaching, and connecting with people.
Creating our blog in 2016 fulfilled our life-long dream of building a business together. It brings us joy every day to share this dream with you!
This blog is all about YOU We hope that visiting us here will enrich your life! We want you to come here to find joy, inspiration and above all, to feel like part of the journey.
Our goal is to share home decor tips that ANYONE can do….
We share DIY projects that don’t require special skills…
And we are passionate about sharing budget-friendly decorating hacks that EVERYONE can afford.
We’ve spent our whole lives developing as teachers, writers, decorators, photographers, and occasional philosophers. Our blog is dedicated to sharing our hearts, minds, and souls with you.
After completing our bachelor’s degrees at the University of Michigan we decided (separately) on the very same day to attend graduate school to become teachers. We got on the phone and said simultaneously, “I’ve got big news!” and then fought over who would go first, only to learn that we had the same news. True story.
Along the way we both developed a love for decorating that has spanned decades. We now dedicate ourselves full-time to blogging and Instagram. Our other passions include international travel, playing classical violin, speaking French and learning other languages.
We love communicating and making friends. We are most fulfilled when we are connecting with you, whether it is learning or teaching or a little bit of both.
Why teach Instagram? After years of growing our own accounts we realize the power of Instagram and want to share it with you. You may not even know it yet, but your future can change if you understand how. Dare to dream with us.
You are invited
Come along with us. Let’s try new things. We may succeed at some, fail at others, but we’ll be learning and growing together. With God as our guide we’re leaving fear behind to tackle life’s challenges one step at a time.
We are here to empower you and encourage you.
If we can do it, so can you. Remember, you’re not alone. Let’s do this!
Magazine Features:Cottages & Bungalows
Speakers:Snap Conference, 2018
TV & Podcast Features:Seattle Refined, TV News Magazine, 2017 & 2018
Champion Influencer Podcast
Blog Features:Better Homes & Gardens
and countless others
Book Features:Heart & Home, by Victoria Duerstock
Heart & Home for Christmas, by Victoria Duerstock
Readers: We love hearing from you! We always do our best to respond to your questions and comments and appreciate you taking the time to reach out!
Brands/Media/PR Contacts: If you’d like to work with us please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We partner with brands in various ways including:
Brand Ambassadorship, Instagram Posts & Stories, Product Styling & Photography, Conference Attendance as Brand Reps, Company Events & Retreats, and Sponsored Blog Posts.
We are always open to new ideas and opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!