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Monday, June 22, 2009

Twice as Nice!

Gone are the days of twin bedrooms looking like a blah boys room. Twin beds are really functional and can look really stylish in a guest room or a children's room. I recently "inherited" my mom's twin bedroom suite from when she was a little girl, and the MCM style is fab. I have been looking for some inspiration for how to style the room, and I have been surprised to see so many wonderful options! Here are some we love!
Love the wallpaper (accent wall?) and upholstered headboards. There are alot of patterns going on in this room, but it works because they share the same color palette. And the patterns become increasingly less dramatic from the wallpaper to the headboards to the duvet covers to the bedskirts.
from Philip Gorrivan

The stripes and chandelier in this twin room are lovely. We think this room needs a few more finishing touches and a splash of color, but it's a good start!

from Design to Inspire
Such a lovely guest room! We love the use of one consistent fabric throughout the room, paired with simple matelasse coverlets. The box pleats and tufted headboards add a polished look.

My Decor Pad from Hooked on Houses This room is so exotic and over the top- we love it! From the sunburst mirror to the fabulous canopies and benches to the silk walls, this room is so pretty. We like the use of simple roman shades instead of heavy drapes- coupled with everything else going on this room, drapes would be too much. And how fun are the chinese lantern light fixtures?

from My Decor Pad We aren't crazy about the peachy color scheme in this room, but the layout is great. We like the symmetry of this room, with the 4 prints over each bed, anchored by a nightstand between the beds.

from Annie Coyle These red upholstered headboards and footboards really take center stage in this minimalistic room. Red and gray are a lovely combo. Do we spot an oushak rug?

from Apartment Therapy This is absolutely one of our favorite twin bedrooms. Can you believe the upholstered headboards with nailhead trim are from Target?! We love the red and light aqua color combination, and the brass accent pieces are fab, as are the ikat pillows. And the striped floor- no detail is overlooked in this fun room! from Domino. Headboards from Target. We love the idea of built-in twin beds lined up head-to-foot in a vacation home like this one. Every detail in this room is well thought out and lovely. from Tom Stringer This is another one of our favorite twin bedrooms. Pink and orange is a daring and fabulous color combo. We love this not-so-traditional twist on traditional toile wallpaper. The old fashioned art, the amazing modern headboards, the lovely monograms, the big grass basket of magazines- this room is perfection! from Melissa Rufty. One of our favorite rooms! Isn't this room so fun yet peaceful?! The pale lemon color on the wall keeps the room bright without being too overwhelmingly yellow. We love the pink and green matelasse coverlets, but we also love that the room isn't obnoxiously pink and green and screaming "teenage girl." The grass skirts on the ottomans are absolutely adorable!
My Decor Style
With the demise of Domino, some traditionally not-so-cute mags have definitely stepped it up in the style department. Better Homes & Gardens is no exception! We wish we could see more of this room in the picture, but we promise it is adorable! And we need that green faux bamboo nightstand.
Better Homes & Gardens The MCM style of this room reminds me alot of the furniture from my mom. We love the patterned yellow and white rug, as well as the green and yellow combo (although this typically isn't our favorite shade of green- it works here). And I would have never thought to pair with a grayish floral wallpaper, but it works!
Amy Lau
We love this room styled by local designer Barrie Benson for Domino. We are seeing fuchsia all over the place- it's warm and fun without being too girly pink. And pairing it with chocolate brown is so smart! Once again, simple white coverlets accented with fun canopies, bedskirts, and throws are the way to go!
Barrie Benson for Domino
This room takes the opposite approach- busy patterned bedspreads with no bedskirt, simple monochromatic headboards, and drapes. We have to point out the tiny sunburst mirror here too. We wouldn't choose those light fixtures, but we think a pair of traditional swing-arm lamps would be nice for reading. The ottomans at the foot of each bed are great for extra seating, and the striped runner contrasts nicely with the shiny white floor.
Alkemie Blue Hydrangea
As far as children's rooms go, these are so well thought out and precious! It IS possible to have a stylish room for your child!
Yellow, black, and white totally works in this room, without screaming "bumble bee" like it could, since they really limited the amount of black in the room. Yellow and white bedrooms are one of our favorites. We probably wouldn't pick out the "buggy" chandelier, but it is cute in this room.
Pink paint can be very tricky- we like a nice warm pink that looks more like ballet slippers than bubblegum. They hit the nail on the head in this girl's room! Perfect!
Decor Pad
We love the fun shape of the green upholstered headboards in this room! Once again, yellow and green really work well together here. The roman shades are pretty yet functional, and we love the big monogram centered on the simple white coverlet. The polka dotted shade over the light fixture is a fun detail!
What do you think about twin beds? Do you agree that they can be both stylish and functional?


Julie said...

Great post - these rooms are beautiful.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Such a beautiful collection of images! About half are saved to my favorites (fingers crossed that I will be able to recuperate them from my crashed hard drive) and the other half are new and absolutely delightful.

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me where the yellow with green ribbon border roman shades are from in the last photo? I have to have them!

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