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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

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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, […]

09/12

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 […]

08/18

Bar Cart Love

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A few years ago I was researching bar carts for a client and had difficulty locating even a  few for her to choose from. Now, with mid-century modern style on the rise, it seems every furniture line has a bar cart or several to offer. It’s no surprise this versatile piece is showing up all […]

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: […]

09/21

Falling into Autumn

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I have a love-hate relationship with the changing seasons. I have always been a summer girl; in love with shorts and sandals and the beach. But regardless of my love for the hot weather, I chose to go to school in upstate New York where there was quite a shortage of warmth. […]

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 […]

08/8

Shortage of Space Doesn’t Mean A Shortage of Design

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Interior design is all about working with the space you are given and making a design work in that given space. Large spaces may seem like the better option, but you don’t always need a lot of space to make an interior space work.

In Rue Magazine’s article “Seven Hundred and Fifty Square […]