This modern bathroom is a space of luxury. The black and white motif, with brass accents, features a deep oval soaking tub that's black on the outside and white on the inside, with a brass faucet, set in a cherry walled alcove with windows. The black honeycomb pattern tile floor complements the white rectangular tiled walls. The double sink vanity in black and white sits below two twin, brass-framed mirrors.
Sometimes one really is better than two when it comes to art. It's tempting to hang twin photos or paintings behind a bed, like one per pillow. But one larger piece — in this case a modern graphic on a primitive sign — adds a punch of color and drama to the monochromatic color scheme created by designer Gregory Augustine.
Beds here are sized to European standards which can be a little confusing when you’re booking your accommodations (or bringing your own linens for a longer stay). While U.S. bedding has names (twin, queen, etc.), European sizing simply lists the bed’s dimensions in centimeters. But don’t worry: There are easy-to-use conversion guides that can be found online to ensure you know what you’re getting.
A magical escape for pint-sized family members, the third-floor kids’ bedroom at HGTV Green Home 2012 is designed to stand up to wear and tear. Twin beds fashioned from repurposed pieces of pine, poplar and plywood feature black and white headboards upholstered in durable acrylic fabric. Accounting for guests' every need, green quilts are folded at the edge of each bed, should evenings take a chilly turn.
View of the Snoqualmie Falls in a scene from the pilot episode of the television series 'Twin Peaks,' originally broadcast on April 8, 1990. The Snoqualmie Falls Lodge, at left, was used to portray the exteriors of the Great Northern Lodge in the show. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
There’s something very serene about an uncluttered bedroom. The Nordic design ethos puts a lot of significance on the beauty of an un-fussy space. This quaint bedroom with twin beds is a perfect example with its thick, inviting blankets and accessories you can count on one hand. It’s just enough to feel “lived in” but spare enough to keep your mind quiet and primed for a great night’s sleep.
In the upstairs guest bedroom, a mint green accent wall ties this room's design into the rest of the home. A large double window lets in plenty of natural light and is reflected off the white walls and ceiling and the mirrors hanging above each twin bed. A point of interest in this room is the white French doors that open into the upstairs living area, creating a sense of connectedness between the two spaces.
The look of the porch is transformed with fresh white paint, khaki trim, painted concrete floors and a ceiling fan in a more classic design. But the star of the new porch is the set of twin chair swings — Ben's custom take on the traditional Southern porch swing. Each is a variation on the familiar Adirondack chair design, and they were handmade by Ben using reclaimed wood from demo of one of the home's interior walls.
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to pull out those vintage mementoes you've kept tucked away in an attic or closet. Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison added a simple Target wreath to this classic hobby horse, accessorized with a bright red bow for the perfect seasonal touch in this little boy bedroom. Continuing the red theme, vintage twin beds have been painted a cheerful cherry red to beautifully contrast with the room's blue accents.
Brown mosaic tile serves as a springboard for this bathroom's casual-chic design sensibility, while twin mirrors visually widen the space. The guest bathroom, from the 2012 HGTV Green Home, has beautifully finished wood cabinets and floors to warm up the room and red accents add a bright pop of color against white walls. The signature tile is a frosted glass micro-block in a tortoise shell-inspired shade. The upper-floor space also features interior windows opening to the adjacent tairwell.
Designed to optimize the functionality of the space, this white coastal kitchen is grouped into various distinct work zones. The clean-up zone features an elevated dishwasher in the main island, allowing ease of loading and unloading. A twin bin waste pull-out is conveniently located to the right side of the sink. A second island with a small entertaining sink and under-counter refrigerator provides a perfect space for an intimate family gathering.
This modern double vanity bathroom is the way to do black and white. The black tile floor is a honeycomb pattern, repeated on a smaller scale in the gorgeous glassed-in shower with black and white tiled soap inset and built-in shower seat. All the appliances have brass faucets. Twin brass-framed mirrors below glass sconces overlook a white marble-topped double sink vanity that sits on six drawers in black with brass drawer pulls.
There are so many ways to decorate a bedroom, but few that help a room stand out while stay-ing subtle and sophisticated. In her guest bedrooms, Megan overcame this conundrum with a focus on headboards. The twin beds in this room become a design statement with headboards that form a complementary pattern. Made from interconnecting links that hang from pegs at the top of disconnected headboards, the results have a DIY feel that’s modern and rustic at the same time.
Educator by day, artist by night, Rachel Crouch (www.rdcartgallery.com) has a unique style that shines through in her Hyattsville, Maryland home. As principal of a preparatory school, and owner - along with her twin sister, Rebecca - of RDC Art Gallery, Rachel knows the importance of art to education and personal expression. Her four-story interior is part gallery space with an ever-growing collection of art that can be experienced in each and every room.
As more and more homeowners abandon the notion of the dedicated dining room, designers are coming up with clever new ways to make this space multipurpose and suitable for daily life (not just special occasions). This dining room by Dana Lynch Design could do double duty as a home office, homework station or simply living room party overflow. A chandelier from Circa lighting offers a little mod attitude within a space defined by twin etageres, a vintage dining table and Milo Baughman chairs.
This playhouse structure is clad inside and out with rough-sawn spruce boards, which are naturally weather resistant, making it good for the family and the environment. Storage cubbies offer easy access spaces for toys and games, while a chalkboard wall encourages drawing and writing. A blue racer rocker, made of recycled milk bottles, offers fun yet durable seating. A ladder leads to the second floor loft area where twin skylights provide daylighting and the ability to follow the evening stars with the telescope.
Clematis has a shrubby side, where stems grow upright instead of twining and vining. ‘Stand By Me’ clematis features a shrub form that doesn’t need a trellis, although it may benefit from a little support. The blue blooms dangle like bells, opening from late spring through midsummer. Flowers fade to form fuzzy seedheads that are eye-catching and fun. Plants grow 34 to 38 inches tall by 24 to 28 inches wide. Cut stems back in early spring to 6 inches tall. Hardy in Zones 3-7.
In addition to having amazing taste, Henry also has an undeniable green thumb. The twin fiddle leaf fig trees (my all-time favorite interior plant) flanking the pair of white leather Eames lounges are the clear MVPs in this space. Believe it or not the case goods on the left were not all purchased together. Henry found them from multiple sources and was more pleased than anyone that the pieces came together so well. Here in his second floor home office, Henry finds comfort in the classic sectional facing the outdoors or on the upper level patio perfect for watching fireworks celebrations in downtown Atlanta.