Megan Bartley is a style writer, editor, and social media manager based in Seattle, Washington. As a managing editor and writer with extensive social media, web, and print experience, she thrives in situations where working directly with local and national clientele to produce strong content that makes an impression. Used to working on a deadline, she's known for creating clean, fresh copy that’s brand focused and bold. 

Currently a freelance writer and stylist for The Seattle Times and Seattle Bride magazine, her focus is on web, print, and social media content development and engagement. Before moving full time to editorial, she was the social media and community manager for VMware's vCloud Air public cloud service, as well as an editor at MSN. She's also the former (and inaugural) Seattle city editor for Miss A, a national online women’s magazine highlighting charity and style, and has bylines spanning publications all over the country. 

Specialties: Lifestyle, health, trends, accessories, local style events, fashion, bridal and design

A Cozy, Sophisticated Space for Twin Boys

A Cozy, Sophisticated Space for Twin Boys

When not writing or styling, I love thinking up creative design concepts for myself and friends. Here's a look at what I put together when planning my twin sons' nursery in 2015...

When I began designing a nursery for my twin boys almost two years ago, a lot came into play. Because I was working with a small room, located just off our main living space, I knew that I wanted a space that flowed well with the rest of our home, but still looked and worked functionally as a nursery.

I chose a charcoal gray paint color to help define the space and make it feel cozy (because this is a small room with lots of natural light, it works), and then set about finding furniture pieces that worked well scale wise to the room, as well as provide ample storage and blend well with the decor in the rest of my home. I layered in light wood tones, vintage metals, natural textiles, animal accents and classic prints for a sophisticated look that didn't feel too grown up. Here's the inspiration board I put together for the space...

Top image sourced here.

Top image sourced here.

Inside the Design: Modern, Vintage Nursery Inspiration

Inside the Design: Modern, Vintage Nursery Inspiration

You're Welcome: Seattle-Inspired Gifts for Guests

You're Welcome: Seattle-Inspired Gifts for Guests