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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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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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09/17

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 […]

09/8

Get The Look: Nursery Edition

Nursery Collage

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 […]

09/4

#tbt: Chintz Edition

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In the tradition of #tbt (a.k.a Throwback Thursday) we’d like to feature an interior design trend that is making a comeback. Today our focus is on chintz.  It seems like all of our favorite lines are starting to carry chintzes again and we could not be happier. Rooted in tradition, floral chintzes, whether hollyhocks, rhododendrons, […]

01/15

Above & Beyond; Wallpapered Ceilings

PDC Showhouse

Often a design afterthought, painted a neutral color or the standard white, the ceiling is an often overlooked design opportunity. Adding wallpaper to a ceiling is just one of the many ways to bring life to this typically overlooked area. Bold and graphic to subtle and textured; the variety of papers available today can provide […]

11/2

Turquoise Dreams

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Who says turquoise is only for girls? The bright pop of color can be an excellent addition to a boy’s room as well. This young boy’s bedroom designed by Liz Carroll keeps a very neutral white palette with accents of turquoise and orange thrown in to brighten the space. Any boy would be happy […]

12/6

Before + After

Today I thought I would share some of my work with you….a before & after shot of a guest room that I’m currently working on. I had a custom headboard made with white duck and antique brass nailheads to replicate the Sutton Headboard from William Sonoma Home. Swing arm lamps are from Visual […]