Inspired by Angie
If eight years ago I'd had the vision to see past my grandmother's William and Mary bedspreads and the conventional -- to me at the time -- twin beds she had in the same configuration for fifty years, the look above could have been mine. Well, sort of.
This piece is a true daybed and a bit smaller than a classic twin. Charleston-based designer Angie Hranowsky found it in her client's closet. She explains,
"[The client] had an area at the top of her stairs that she didn't know what to do with. Later when she was showing me something else in this closet I said, 'what is that?' The size and style perfectly fit the space."
Angie adds that Raoul Textiles fabric (on the bed cover, bolsters and green pillows) was selected to work with other colors in her client's upstairs hall and throughout the house, which is at the beach. "So we also wanted something that felt modern and relaxed. Their handprinted linens and saturated patterns were perfect for this environment."
Many of us have inherited twin beds -- often spindle or spool style -- that perhaps seem boring and brown. But look how they come alive when sporting vibrant patterns and when used as a versatile daybed. For the nursery above Angie combined two antique headboards that her client already owned.
I hope this will inspire you to think twice before discarding a vintage twin!
Tara Guerard's baby's room and the second view of the beach daybed photographed by Julia Lynn