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For years, Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss have been dancing their way across the small stage and big screen — and into each other’s hearts. The two met on a dance show in 2010, married three years later and welcomed a new son to their family of three last year.

Their first home together — with son Maddox and daughter Weslie — was a mash-up of things they’d collected over the years. But as their family grew, the couple wanted the design to be one that’s as lively as their weekly game nights.

The key to making that happen? The two share a love for farmhouse-style furniture and all things Cape Cod-inspired. While they tend to learn towards a more neutral palette, pops of pattern and color can help liven up any room — or dance party.

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And so, Allison and tWitch teamed up with HomeGoods to help create a cohesive, family-friendly home that encapsulates their design mantra: “Function, style and family.”

Photo by Harry Van Gorkum for HomeGoods

We chatted with the couple to learn more about their spirited retreat, where dancing and fun are daily requirements.

How are your careers and interests reflected in your home style?
tWitch: As dancers, fitness is a part of our everyday life. You can see that in multiple rooms throughout the house. We love making a game out of working out, so we turn the house into an obstacle course, starting with jumping jacks in the bedroom, then we run downstairs and jump rope 10 times.

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Allison: You can tell all throughout our house how dancing affects our home style — in the living room, we have a record player where we play our favorite jams and dance with the kids. And the bedroom has plenty of floor space for impromptu dance sessions!

How did you combine your individual design styles once you built your first home together?
Allison: My style was a chic, rustics-and-grays vibe, and Stephen had a straight up bachelor pad-style home. When we moved in together, we had to find pieces that fit both of our tastes — now we call it “Cape Cod meets Old School Funk.” Our couch is the perfect example. It’s a pretty, neutral sofa with wooden frame, and we threw a really cool brown leather pillow onto it for a hip feel.

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Since you’ve gotten married, are there traditions you’ve kept or brought into your home?
Allison: Absolutely! One thing we do every night is play “Table Topics” to get to know our daughter better. We have family dinner together, and she picks a card with a question or discussion topic that we each take turns answering. It’s fun and brings us closer together as a family!

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How has your home décor changed since having a baby?
tWitch: We created a small reading nook in our bedroom, and it’s my favorite spot in the house! Becoming a dad is one of the greatest gifts I could’ve received in my life, and I love being able to read to Maddox in the HomeGoods chair we bought. The retro vibe makes it feel personal to me, too.

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Can you tell us the stories behind your favorite items from HomeGoods? Why are they important to you both?
Allison: The wall galleries are our favorite because we love having pictures of our kids all around us. Our greatest joy in life is our family, so we have our favorite photos in HomeGoods frames, on canvases and mixed in with different pieces of artwork — both from HomeGoods and homemade.

Photo by Harry Van Gorkum for HomeGoods

Photo by Harry Van Gorkum for HomeGoods

Was there a piece of furniture you gravitated to most?
Allison: I totally gravitated toward this buffet from HomeGoods with a sliding barn door. I always wanted a home with a barn door, so this piece lets me have the best of both worlds right in my dining room.

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What’s your favorite thing about HomeGoods?
tWitch: At HomeGoods we find stuff for the entire family. We got a huge teddy bear for Maddox, a new bedspread that’s perfect for Weslie, furniture and all sorts of little goodies.

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Allison: We shop at HomeGoods all the time — my mom even works at the one in Utah! It’s a fun place to shop and find unique pieces that mesh together our styles that you can’t find anywhere else.

No matter your style, you don’t need to spend a lot to make your house a home. So, make it cozy, make it dance-worthy, make it full of love — Make Home Yours.


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