They aren’t just for kids anymore. We are seeing more and more bedrooms outfitted with twin beds. They offer a versatile solution when space is limited and the design nerd in us loves the repetition and symmetry of decorating in twos! Here’s a little design inspiration that will help you see the potential of the twin:

We stumbled onto this sophisticated twin bedroom at Apartment Therapy. We love the simple color, bedding and accessories. It would be so easy to duplicate this peaceful look:

At Apartement Therapy via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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These twin canopy beds offer a graphic pop of color & line against the simple white walls. While the canopies are not heavily draped, they still offer a sense of personal space.

Domaine via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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We love the clever, contemporary canopies that are built into the soffit and the use of the pendant lights over these twins. (And of course, the only thing better than one lovely Hermes throw is a pair of them!):

Lonny via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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 The room features two bold headboards – we love the shape and the bright ikat fabric. What a great way to add an instant focal point to a simple space:

Country Living via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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Headboards are not a necessity. A focal point could be made with a grouping of artwork:

Remodilista via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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Here the designer used the striping on the walls to define each bed space:

Carla Aston via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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In this room, the use of stripes on the simple canopies gives each bed a sense of personal space but also adds height to the room. We love how the designer used the same stripe on the pillows but mitered the pattern:

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This one is chic and pretty; love the mix of blue and green and the simple bedding and accessories:House & Garden UK via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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Here’s a great use of a built-in to provide some privacy for roomates:Blue Label Bungalow via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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Although the shapes are different, the color unifies this pair of ‘twin’ full-size beds perfectly:

Dering Hall via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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When twins are pushed together they offer the look of a king-sized bed but still preserve personal space for sleepers:

Coastal Living via www.porterdesigncompany.com

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These twins break the traditional side by side arrangement and are placed foot to foot in custom built storage beds.

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09/25

#tbt: Grasscloth Edition

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Grasscloth is a classic; a designer staple that is currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity. We love the variety of colors and textures available and it is a great tool for adding a layer of interest to a space, whether on the walls, ceiling or lacquered onto a piece of furniture. The term “grasscloth” is […]

09/24

What We’re Loving: Schumacher’s 125th Anniversary Collection

Schumacher Iconic Leopard via porterdesigncompany.com

In celebration of it’s 125th anniversary, Schumacher has just released a line of fabrics in patterns collected from it’s archives. Founded in 1889, Schumacher has a wealth of amazing pattern and color to pull from. We personally think they picked some winners here. Here are a few of our faves….

We love using animal prints, […]

09/17

Get the Look: Blue and Coral Bedroom

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Today we are finding inspiration in this serene bedroom designed by Lee Ann Thornton. We are drawn to the mix of pale blue and coral and the eclectic mix of furniture; all contributing to the coastal vibe that we love.

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What we first noticed about this space […]

09/16

That blue!

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Researching content for the blog we can’t help but notice certain trends. This time it’ s a color. That blue that is not navy, not quite royal, kind of like cadet, but more cerulean; it’s our favorite blue at the moment and we keep bumping into it out there on the internet.

This space […]

09/12

Fashion Friday: Fashion Trends Influencing Interior Design

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At an art gallery opening last night I saw a woman in a beautiful, summery ikat printed dress and couldn’t help but think of the ikats we use for projects here at the studio. There is no question, fashion and interior design trends influence each other.  Here are some recent places where we’ve noticed the […]

09/10

#tbt: Toile Edition

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It’s #tbt (aka Throwback Thursday’) and today we are focused on another interior design-related throwback that is making a comeback.

toile: noun, \ˈtwäl\: an 18th century French scenic pattern usually printed on cotton, linen, or silk in one color on a light ground

Toile experienced huge popularity in the 90′s and today we’ve got some fresh takes […]

09/9

What We’re Loving: Lacquered Walls

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There is no question, lacquered walls are luxurious.  The process is labor-intensive and not inexpensive. Hours of labor go into wall prep, as the glossy paint finish will emphasize every bump and imperfection on the surface. When done correctly, however, the result is breathtaking.

Lacquered walls are a reflective and dramatic backdrop to the objects in a space, […]

09/8

Get The Look: Nursery Edition

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We’ve noticed that nursery design is trending towards a clean, simple aesthetic. Themed and juvenile rooms are being replaced with rooms that have thoughtful, sophisticated design elements. We see this trend clearly represented in this pared-down nursery space, designed by  Jessica Packard.

This room features a few of the trends we mentioned in our previous […]