charleston

Seeing Double :: The Twin Bed Trend (and why I'm totally on board!)

When I first started out as an interior designer, there were a set of pre-conceived notions that I had in my head which were quickly squashed through experience out in the real world. Just as I believed you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day (all of that went out the window as soon as I moved to a coastal town), I thought that you were never to paint your ceiling anything other than the trim color and that twin beds were specifically for children. 

Boy was I wrong! First off, the ceiling color thing is just preposterous and now I even have the itch to paint the trim the same as the wall color. I love that look right now! But this blog post is about twin beds...not ceilings...so I am going to try and stay on track, and go into a little more detail about why this is my current obsession when it comes to guest bedroom design and functionality.

Let's take it back to the 1890's for a minute when interior designers made twin beds popular (way to get outside that box designers!) Anything that had to do with "the bedroom" back then...especially in mixed company, was very controversial. So when designers started suggesting that couples replaced their double beds with two twin beds, all hell broke loose!

However, thanks to a group of (obviously genius) physicians (kidding), who stated that the double bed was "unsanitary" (even going so far as to condemning them due to fear of couples injuring one-another while sleeping), the new twin bed idea became a hot trend! 

Fast forward a bit to 1930s-1950s Hollywood, where there was a Production Code requiring married couples to sleep in separate beds to uphold that time period's moral code! The only way to get around this was the good old "one foot on the floor" loophole where both stars had to be dressed and at least one of them had to have a foot grounded on the floor at all time. My how times have changed! 

So now that I have filled your brain with pointless fun facts, I want to talk about why I think every household needs a set of twin beds. 

1. Because you never know who is going to stay at your house and who really wants to sleep together

Okay maybe you do, but recently, I had a couple who sleeps better apart because of lots of movement, snoring etc. I also love to have friends over for girls night in. Sometimes, if the vino is flowing, my friends will stay over. No matter how much you know a friend, it's just less awkward to sleep in separate beds.

2. They are great for kids

We have nieces and nephews visit from out of town, friends with their kids and one hopefully one day will have kids of our own. I love already knowing that they will be set up when they visit (and when our kids live here). Just make sure the beds are sturdy enough for some good old fashioned jumping because that's very important! 

3. They look great! 

I love the look of a room with a two twin beds! I love being able to have a pretty chest or desk in between the bed and love all of the wonderful design ideas that flood my brain when two twin beds adorn a room! 

So all that being said...will we ever go from a King bed to two twins in our Master Bedroom? Tempting...But no way...

The dogs just wouldn't fit! 

XO,

LMC1-2_zps9bsb1wnx.png

 

 

 

 

Wedding Wednesdays: Wedding Cake Wonder

The Wedding Cake.  A tradition and symbol of the wedding reception.  It can be one of the most beautiful focal points of the entire event...or it could be an utter disaster!  If you won't take my word for it..just take a moment to google wedding cake fails.  It's not pretty people...I warned you!

I consider myself pretty lucky to be a wedding planner in Charleston, because we have some killer vendors who make the most beautiful and delicious cakes on the planet! (okay so I may be a little bit partial...)  However, there is so much talent out there and everywhere I turn, I'm swooning over some beautiful cake on Instagram.  So not to look like some weird obsessed cake lady and post and re-post my favorite cakes the moment I see one (You're welcome!) I am sharing with you what are some of my newest favs in the cake department.

Choosing these little slices of inspiration weren't hard to do.  As a matter of fact...it was a cake walk!  (Sorry...I had to!) 

I hope you guys enjoy and watch out for your keyboards...because I guarantee there will be a little bit of drooling going on!

Cake by:    Michele Coulon ,  Photography by:  Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance  
Photography by  Diana McGregor , Coordination and design  To La Lune Events :  ,  Cake,  Hey There Cupcake  Courtesy of  100 Layer Cake 

Photography by Diana McGregor, Coordination and design To La Lune Events, Cake, Hey There Cupcake Courtesy of 100 Layer Cake 

The naked cake is all the rage right now and I'm drooling over this one!  Fabulous cake stand by  BHLDN

The naked cake is all the rage right now and I'm drooling over this one!  Fabulous cake stand by BHLDN

Photography by  Kt Crabb Photography , Wedding Cake by:  A Sweet Event , Flowers by:  Taylormade Floral and Event Decor  Event designer by:  Ashton Events  (She's one of my favorites!) 

Photography by Kt Crabb Photography, Wedding Cake by: A Sweet Event, Flowers by: Taylormade Floral and Event Decor Event designer by: Ashton Events (She's one of my favorites!) 

This wedding cake is actually from my wedding.  The amazingly talented  Jim Smeal  did this cake and hand did the lace to replicate my veil, which my Mom wore on her wedding day.  I've never seen such talent on a butter cream cake than his cakes! 

This wedding cake is actually from my wedding.  The amazingly talented Jim Smeal did this cake and hand did the lace to replicate my veil, which my Mom wore on her wedding day.  I've never seen such talent on a butter cream cake than his cakes! 

Stunning Cake by the fabulous  Hey There Cupcake 

Stunning Cake by the fabulous Hey There Cupcake 

The historic  Lady Baltimore  cake beatuifully executed by the fabulous  Sugar Bakeshop , Floral by  Out of the Garden , Photography by  Reese Moore  and Planning by  Lauren M. Creative Weddings 

The historic Lady Baltimore cake beatuifully executed by the fabulous Sugar Bakeshop, Floral by Out of the Garden, Photography by Reese Moore and Planning by Lauren M. Creative Weddings 

Beautiful hand painted gold and chocolate cake by  Sky's the Limit Custom Cakes and More , Styling by  Ooh!  Events

Beautiful hand painted gold and chocolate cake by Sky's the Limit Custom Cakes and More, Styling by Ooh!  Events

Another stunning naked cake!  I can't get enough of these!  

Another stunning naked cake!  I can't get enough of these!  


XO,

 photo 52480222-eb01-4d10-b5e9-8d91a456ae51_zpsa24294ff.png