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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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09/12

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 […]

09/8

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 […]

08/11

Get the Look: Layered Living Room

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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: […]

07/9

Summer Style: Just Add Water

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We always get a little excited when beach towels show up in the local shops. It’s a sure sign that summer at the Jersey shore is upon us. With over 130 miles of coastline, beach towels come in very handy around here. Today we have a collection of some of our favorites, from the very […]