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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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09/24

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 […]

09/10

#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 […]

09/8

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 […]

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, […]

08/11

Get the Look: Layered Living Room

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Image source: Elle Decor

We love the layering of pattern and texture in this living room. The mix is unexpected and sophisticated, but comfortable. Here are some pieces we selected that will help you get this look…

the basics: wallcovering: Thibaut, drapery ikat: Duralee, sofa: Ballard, cocktail table: Bungalow 5, rug: […]

07/25

Fashion Friday: The Denim Pencil Skirt

Denim Skirt Collage

The denim skirt is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Not surprising because this 90′s wardrobe staple is a very versatile item. It is easily dressed up or down, and a perfect piece for the transition from summer to fall. Lengths vary from mini to long but the must-have style is the pencil skirt. We’re seeing […]

07/7

Designer Collaborations We Love

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There is nothing like the little thrill we get when we learn our favorite companies are partnering with equally loved designers. Today we share a few notable faves….

Target Designer Collaborations

It’s so hard to choose a favorite because we have loved all of them! Porter Design Company faves include: Missoni, Liberty of London, John Derian and Phillip Lim. We wait […]