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There’s No Place Like Here: Something’s Hiding In Here

Mar 13, 2009

by Tara Young

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(music by The And Group, animation by JuliaPott)

There’s No Place Like Here…Welcome to our new video series, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect.

Today design duo Something’s Hiding In Here give us a tour of their incredible, renovated Philadelphia loft, full of woodland goodies, refinished furniture, faux bois aplenty, a woodshop, and even an indoor porch swing. This veritable wonderland of turquoise and woodgrain is the not only a cozy place to come home to—it also houses the studios where Something’s Hiding in Here produce all of their work.

Shauna Alterio and Stephen Loidolt met while attending the Kansas City Art Institute. With Stephen’s background in sculpture and Shauna’s in printmaking, they decided to share their skills and start collaborating. The resulting built-out loft is a testament to their do-it-yourself spirit and crafty abilities, as well as their meticulous and obsessive natures. (Collections aren’t built in a day!)

Shauna and Stephen’s home is a modern-meets-rustic mix that melds their many varied talents with vintage and handmade finds, rounded out by the color palette of their globe collection. Though the loft is only a rental, the couple has managed to make their mark and transform the raw space into a cozy home that’s reflective of their unique aesthetic.

For more on Shauna and Stephen’s projects, artwork and decorating inspirations, check out their blog and Flickr stream.

Open your door to There’s No Place Like Here! If you have a beautiful space (studio, home, or boutique — not craft spaces), let us know. Add photos of your space or suggest photos to us through our new flickr pool. You never know, you might need to bust out the welcome wagon for the Etsy video crew!

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Big Blue World in the 1950s
WOOD MAGNETIC Frame for your little-bits-of-inspiration
WOOD MAGNETIC Frame for your little-bits-of-inspiration
Charming Vintage Deer
Charming Vintage Deer
World Portrait Globe
World Portrait Globe
Commission a REALISTIC Needle Felted Likeness of your Dog or Cat - Custom Order Sculpture
Commission a REALISTIC Needle Felted Likeness of your Dog or Cat - Custom Order Sculpture
Admiral Pillow
Admiral Pillow
5' Handmade Cypress Porch Swing Swings
5' Handmade Cypress Porch Swing Swings
2 Paint By Number Horse painings framed
2 Paint By Number Horse painings framed
Vintage Paint by Numbers Painting
Vintage Paint by Numbers Painting
My dog vintage french black and white photographie 1959
My dog vintage french black and white photographie 1959
Penncrest Caravelle 10 Vintage Two Tone Blue Manual Typewriter With Case by JC Penny
Penncrest Caravelle 10 Vintage Two Tone Blue Manual Typewriter With Case by JC Penny


  • minta77

    minta77 said 12 years ago

    great space, guys! thanks for sharing :)

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 12 years ago

    that place is wonderfully insane!!! i would never ever leave home! thanks for giving us a peek into your world.

  • PoPkO

    PoPkO said 12 years ago

    oh you're all over the blogs today with your message board project. Congratulations!

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 12 years ago

    What a charming couple-- just like their space! Beautiful video too, very inspiring!

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 12 years ago

    What a beautiful creative living space! :o)

  • EpicBones

    EpicBones said 12 years ago

    ummm, no fair!!! that philly loft is AMAZING!!! so jealous!

  • jkldesign

    jkldesign said 12 years ago

    I would love to live there. SO creative!! and inspiring :)

  • BROOKLYNrehab

    BROOKLYNrehab said 12 years ago

    I love their work and sense of humor. Two is better than one. I'm searching for my Stephen! Any crafty single guys out there in Etsy-land? You know where to find me (at the flea markets or ceramic studio)!!! LOL maybe *that* is why I'm single. Maybe I should pick-up golf!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 12 years ago

    I love the elephant I love the elephant I love the elephant!!!!

  • ManoCelebrates

    ManoCelebrates said 12 years ago

    Can I move in plz. LOL

  • maryink

    maryink said 12 years ago

    I love your stuff, and your space is perfect! Really inspiring, thanks for sharing!

  • shabbyvintagemom

    shabbyvintagemom said 12 years ago

    That is possibly the most amazing, inspiring, eclectic space EVER!! I don't think I'd bother to go outside :)

  • FancifulForm

    FancifulForm said 12 years ago

    Aw!! So much cute!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 12 years ago

    What a great series! I love this and can't wait for more.

  • waysideviolet

    waysideviolet said 12 years ago


  • EthelandIris

    EthelandIris said 12 years ago

    I love this new video series, looking through the keyhole to find so much inspiration. Julia Pott's animation is a real treat as well! Lx

  • RachelLovesPeace

    RachelLovesPeace said 12 years ago

    oh my deer that is lovely.

  • livefunky

    livefunky said 12 years ago

    What an amazing, artFULL space! I love that every inch has been thoughtfully considered. I am so inspired to transform my home now! Thank you for this peek into your fascinating world. :)

  • uncharted

    uncharted said 12 years ago

    great space! thanks for sharing!

  • lucybluestudio

    lucybluestudio said 12 years ago

    That is a wonderful space! Thanks for showing us and inspiring us!

  • happydayvintage

    happydayvintage said 12 years ago

    These two are adorable!!!! not to mention have a great and unique eye. I wish you both the best.

  • shavingkitsuppplies

    shavingkitsuppplies said 12 years ago

    I love how well the items in this collection go with the video. The twig sign and the dog photo especially - so great. I didn't know I needed a twig name sign, but apparently I do...very much!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 12 years ago

    What a fun loft! The deer collection and wall of green shelves, the old photos of people with their dogs. I love it! I want to live here...

  • truLuxe

    truLuxe said 12 years ago

    I want to throw out everything I own and start over.

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 12 years ago

    awesome awesome...i am definitely inspired by these guys. they seem to have limitless creativity and motivation.

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary said 12 years ago

    What a great loft and you are so organized..could you come over and organize my messy space? Wonderful collections and colors..delightful!!

  • fieldguided

    fieldguided said 12 years ago

    Oh yay! I have a huge Etsy crush on these two.

  • Elizaveta

    Elizaveta said 12 years ago

    The most amazing space ever!!!! magical!

  • jewelalchemy

    jewelalchemy said 12 years ago

    it's not possible to be cuter than those 2, I'm blown away ;)

  • MiniatureRhino

    MiniatureRhino said 12 years ago

    such an ama-zing space! if only you could see mine-ha! thats a dream space and how its arranged/ painted/ curated with objects is so beautiful! thanks for sharing!

  • marymary Admin

    marymary said 12 years ago

    So inspiring!

  • SpunRightRound

    SpunRightRound said 12 years ago

    cutest couple ever! very inspiring!

  • gloilocksandbody

    gloilocksandbody said 12 years ago

    what a dream home!

  • atouchofvintage

    atouchofvintage said 12 years ago

    ths is insane.. and now i'm jealous!

  • erindollar

    erindollar said 12 years ago

    too cool. i can't believe they have time to make all those fun items for their shop, as well as time to maintain that amazing loft. so lucky!

  • FlanneryO

    FlanneryO said 12 years ago

    'Polyester will be here until the dinosaurs reign again' amazing quotes in this piece. Thanks so much for the peek into your world.

  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 12 years ago

    Shooting this video made me want to redo everything in my apartment! If only I had half the energy of Shauna & Stephen. What a wonderful home these two lovely people have created...

  • TeenAngster

    TeenAngster said 12 years ago

    I'm so jealous of Shauna and Stephen's space! Oh, to have an indoor porch swing...

  • ravenwren

    ravenwren said 12 years ago

    I remember seeing you guys in a magazine. I thought your place was great! I think you should put out a decorating book on decorating with everything you love. I'd buy it! =0)

  • blossomnbird

    blossomnbird said 12 years ago

    what a sweet couple....gorgeous space they abide in! Thanks guys

  • pinksupply

    pinksupply said 12 years ago

    fun! how could you not be inspired?~!

  • selflesh

    selflesh said 12 years ago


  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 12 years ago

    fantastic and wonderful - what a beautiful litle woodland palace - I just love it - and every nook and carnnie is so special and particular!!! got to be the best interior I have ever seen on etsy yet! Thank You for bringing this!!

  • NicoAndMooMoo

    NicoAndMooMoo said 12 years ago

    love EVERYTHING!!!

  • chakrapennywhistle

    chakrapennywhistle said 12 years ago

    Oh my gosh!!!! Such lovely folks :)

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 12 years ago

    great pics!

  • pogoshop

    pogoshop said 12 years ago

    Wow, they have a forest mural just like mine! I love that. So neat to get to visit.

  • LittleGreenSquirrel

    LittleGreenSquirrel said 12 years ago

    Thanks for having me over to your cool pad! Anybody who collects such random whimsy is my kind of folks! :-)

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 12 years ago

    wow, how fun. great storage, colors & decor. cool swing!

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 12 years ago

    Cute doggies!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 12 years ago

    Somethings hiding in here? Yeah, it's me! I'm moving in! :P

  • HouseHoldWords

    HouseHoldWords said 12 years ago

    Haha, Nice, Daniellexo ;)

  • alisburda

    alisburda said 12 years ago

    What a great place to live! Such cool and inspirational ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  • CosmicFirefly

    CosmicFirefly said 12 years ago

    wow i like them all

  • topsyturvydesign

    topsyturvydesign said 12 years ago

    WoWzEr! Gorgeous, inspiring space & fab video! I feel the need to spring clean...

  • UtterRubbish

    UtterRubbish said 12 years ago

    Totally love everything about that place!

  • robayre

    robayre said 12 years ago

    Their space is so beautiful and inspiring. ♥♥♥ their place.

  • krize

    krize said 12 years ago

    what a beautiful creative space and this collection of people with dogs is just adorable! :)

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 12 years ago

    Beautiful Space. I love the openness of lofts. Very pretty and cozy.

  • principessaemicranie

    principessaemicranie said 12 years ago

    a m a z i n g !!

  • catwalk

    catwalk said 12 years ago

    That is my dream space! Makes me not feel bad about collecting odd things (globes, figurines). Great!

  • miccicohan

    miccicohan said 12 years ago

    What a team these two amazing artists make! I was blown away by their space and their art! very inspiring!

  • paperdaystudio

    paperdaystudio said 12 years ago

    Great video! I love the pad and shop. They are super-duper.

  • MarcellasExcess

    MarcellasExcess said 12 years ago

    Eeeek! My typewriter in such a fab little Storque!

  • mudpuppy

    mudpuppy said 12 years ago

    Oh man, this was my favorite storque article ever! I want to move in with them. My dog and I won't take up much space, really.

  • WingsDove

    WingsDove said 12 years ago

    What a fun and creative couple. I love the Apple Jacket!

  • SleepDreamPlay

    SleepDreamPlay said 12 years ago

    I have have never felt so inspired before! What an ideal creative space to live and work.

  • karuski

    karuski said 12 years ago

    What a lovely story, thanks for sharing! Your place is really cool & creative!

  • katiearms

    katiearms said 12 years ago

    An unbelievably great video!

  • luckylife

    luckylife said 12 years ago

    I am just constantly inspired by Stephen and Shauna and their home.....truly unique, beautiful, comfortable and I would love to spend a day in there, just looking around! Plus, the two of them are adorable! Thanks for sharing this, all of you! xo Melissa

  • DewberryVintage

    DewberryVintage said 12 years ago

    I loved your video! Can I come over? lol.

  • vella

    vella said 12 years ago

    Great video and subjects! Thanks for sharing.

  • rockfabricscissors

    rockfabricscissors said 12 years ago

    Love being able to snoop via video! Especially in such a unique home. Can't wait for the next one.

  • ModernMetalJewelry

    ModernMetalJewelry said 12 years ago

    What a fun couple! The space is amazing!

  • somethingshidinghere

    somethingshidinghere said 12 years ago

    you're all invited over! thanks for the love, shauna & stephen

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 12 years ago

    Oh my!! I love the lofty. Everything is so wonderful an fun.Great job!

  • kinchi

    kinchi said 12 years ago

    Wow I loved this video! Thanks for showing how an inspiring home can lead to fun ideas to work on, that lead to more inspiration to fill the inspiring place! :)

  • Silverstrand

    Silverstrand said 12 years ago

    oh WOW! toooooo perfect for me- who dusts all this? favorite thing is the indoor swing. Needs a lil clutter..

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 12 years ago

    so great to watch. I read an article about Somethings Hiding In Here in Readymade-it is cool to see their work and their space in motion-thanks for the great work and insight.

  • pixiecampbell

    pixiecampbell said 12 years ago

    i have to watch this again-so inspiring and i just love all of the eclectic collections. and your personalities are so stinking cute.

  • Pwackets

    Pwackets said 12 years ago

    So nice to see your living/work space. Excellent video and story. I love the photo collection and vintage typewriter. Very unique and eclectic. I am still hoping to have my own unique space/studio some day!

  • eclecticmoi

    eclecticmoi said 12 years ago

    What a Joyful place to create and an equally joyful couple :) Thank you so much for sharing!

  • designafficionado

    designafficionado said 12 years ago

    I dream of living in such a personal and fun space! This is one great example of how to live with "art" without looking like your in a warehouse or a work studio. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! —designafficionado

  • missmacau

    missmacau said 12 years ago

    Love the colors, the deer and everything. I wish I can move in there.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 12 years ago


  • vanessamoore

    vanessamoore said 12 years ago

    Wow! So inspiring!! <3 :-)

  • blackeyedsuzie

    blackeyedsuzie said 12 years ago

    Another awesome video by Tara. Thank you all....what an inspiration...I'm trying not to let me envy cloud my admiration!

  • sheridesthelion

    sheridesthelion said 12 years ago

    i enjoyed watching this - hey, i have one of those deer!

  • dessertfirstdesigns

    dessertfirstdesigns said 12 years ago

    What an inspiring do it yourself apartment. I love it! Now, I see my own pad needs some work.

  • signsofmylife

    signsofmylife said 12 years ago

    neat couple to see living in such a cool place space - love all of the room to move around in - who wouldn't like a porch swing inside their bedroom/home that is also useable? a large studio is every artist's dream - i'm still dreaming! thanks for sharing this awesome place space - love it! peace

  • UnaOdd

    UnaOdd said 12 years ago

    Wow! Such a fun and inspiring couple! Incredible creativity, awesomely realized.

  • neawear

    neawear said 12 years ago

    Oh WOW! What a FAB loft and decor!! I'm in love ;)

  • melis731

    melis731 said 12 years ago

    Your apartment is amazing! My favorite part is your collection of vintage photgraphs of people with their dogs. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing your story :)

  • fatlittlesparrow

    fatlittlesparrow said 12 years ago

    My apartment is the size of your bathroom. That aside, I think you guys are amazingly talented!

  • sisply

    sisply said 12 years ago

    wow i love this loft!

  • jenniferramos

    jenniferramos said 12 years ago

    It's that porch swing & the bookshelf...WOW!~ I just posted about their home on my blog.

  • radishchild

    radishchild said 12 years ago

    what an amazing space- consider yourself lucky!

  • zJayne

    zJayne said 12 years ago


  • barkdecor

    barkdecor said 11 years ago

    Totally amazing inspirational space! No wonder they make great stuff!!!

  • bluehourdesigns

    bluehourdesigns said 11 years ago

    Fabulous! They seem like a fun couple too :)

  • Hapagirls

    Hapagirls said 11 years ago

    Love your living and working space. You both are very inspirational!!

  • fruition

    fruition said 11 years ago

    I love love love it


    LANCERIKA said 11 years ago

    I wish to hide inside your world forevermore love it..

  • PatternsandPrints

    PatternsandPrints said 11 years ago

    What a great idea to showcase artists. I wish these two were my neighbors!

  • PeculiarForest

    PeculiarForest said 11 years ago

    That loft is awesome!

  • persimmonjewelry

    persimmonjewelry said 11 years ago

    wow!!! so.jealous!

  • kaylovesvintage

    kaylovesvintage said 11 years ago

    love them and I"'m crazy about deer

  • Kukaramba

    Kukaramba said 11 years ago

    this is a kind of a house I'd like to live in.

  • amusedcreations

    amusedcreations said 11 years ago

    This is awesome! When I saw your interview on the front page I knew I remembered seeing you both at some point and it was in ReadyMade magazine! I loved your place before and now it's even better. :)

  • maybeads

    maybeads said 11 years ago

    I loved the interview! What a great space to work and live in.

  • CraftyAngi

    CraftyAngi said 11 years ago

    I'm an HGTV addict. They need to feature your beautiful space on their show. Love the mix of items. It's fresh and fun!

  • BowAccessories

    BowAccessories said 11 years ago

    what an awesome home, so inspiring, and such a great couple, I'm sure you will do very well. x

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends said 11 years ago

    oh i'm truly inspired by this space, thanks for sharing! the video was so delightful!

  • thephOtospOt

    thephOtospOt said 11 years ago

    Wow you two are absolutely Amazing creative!!! Makes me re-think my living space;]

  • idlehandsdesigns

    idlehandsdesigns said 11 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your space ❥ truly inspired... Lyndsay

  • xplatonikx

    xplatonikx said 11 years ago

    You guys are soo cute. I love your inspiring.

  • moosegirlmaria

    moosegirlmaria said 11 years ago

    Oh my goodness....that was wonderful. A lovely couple and a lovely home! Inspiring... I loved it!

  • Tirabaralla

    Tirabaralla said 10 years ago

    I don't particularly like open spaces but your place is full of inspiration:)

  • InspireMeDesigns

    InspireMeDesigns said 10 years ago

    I LOVE your space!

  • sewhappy74

    sewhappy74 said 10 years ago

    omg im so jealous of your loft I want one like that so bad!

  • sewhappy74

    sewhappy74 said 10 years ago

    omg im so jealous of your loft I want one like that so bad!

  • christjackson

    christjackson said 10 years ago

    Wow! That was one of the most inspiring things I have seen in a long time! Makes me want to go and revamp my studio now. Thank you for sharing.

  • gabibano

    gabibano said 10 years ago

    very inspiring and beautiful!

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 10 years ago

    Love this!!

  • mengdiew

    mengdiew said 10 years ago

    hello.I love your story.and same what i am doing right now

  • Friston

    Friston said 10 years ago

    Beautiful loft! Every corner, every wall, every shelf is ART! Love that your Living in ART!

  • desertdaze

    desertdaze said 10 years ago

    Love your studio and all your artistic touches. Definitely can see the ANTHRO connection there. I've often wondered about the people who design that company's (and store's) decor.

  • VintageRescuer

    VintageRescuer said 9 years ago

    Please come and decorate my house!

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