Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Dorm Room



As much as I do love the look of a gorgeous bunk room, I have found that bunk beds really are such a pain to make. Lately I have been preferring the look of a large dorm room with rows of single beds like the picture above. I love the lidded basket placed at the end of each bed - perfect for storing each person's clothes in. I personally would be much happier making these beds instead of numerous bunk beds.


image -
cote maison via aged & gilded

52 comments:

ashlina said...

adorable....i love this.

Catherine Shields said...

Anna, I have to agree. We have bunks at the beach house and I break my nails making them. The dorm room reminds me of my childhood holidays at our friends' rambling old beach house at Port Stephens where all the kids slept together in single beds - great fun!

Paty said...

I love this room! your blog is really nice :-)
Have a great day!

Karen said...

Hi Anna
This photo brought back happy memories Growing up in a family of 4 girls my parents built us a dorm room it was fun
Kind regards
Karen
PS I love your idea of letting time dictate the decor in your next home and leaving the white behind sounds like a good idea

compulsively compiled said...

And it's hard to climb into bed with your little ones when they are in bunks. Dorm style makes it simple to read a book together or just have a chat before they are off to sleep. Those are my favorite moments.

Boyknitter said...

Such a gorgeous image! Very cosy - reminds me of the kind of sleeping arrangements I'd imagine the Disney seven dwarfs to have! x

Jen said...

I am so hearing you sister! As the mother of two boys and the maker of 8 bunk beds on holidays, it really is not the way to go.... There is the making when you get there, the daily re-making, and of course for us the de-sanding.

This is a lovely idea and the children only go in there to sleep on holidays anyway!

Julienne said...

I agree! the room looks beautiful a bit 'the seven dwarves' perhaps! I did teach everybody very early how to make their own beds!

Annie@A View On Design said...

personally I can't stand bunk beds, I am sure that are very unsafe, just ask hospitals! I would never let my kids sleep in one either, I think if you are not used to them, you will def do yourself an injury! Dorm beds, now thats a fabulous idea!!! I've seen some genuinely gorgeous ones lately... like yours!

laura may said...

that looks so cosy. i really like it. thanks for sharing another great post.

lm.x

2pompitas said...

So lovely!!!

Boxwood Terrace said...

Perfect for a group of girls. Pretty striped duvet there and the scalloped detail on the the lining of the baskets is a nice touch.

Tania Forti said...

This baskets are so cute mith this skirts!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Bunks are a complete pain. I love the baskets at the foot of the beds! They truly make the room!!!

Cashon&Co said...

i totally agree and this room is pure perfection. The baskets at the end with their scalloped linings is what makes it to me. :)

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

what a sweet room- I love the baskets at the end of each bed-who needs drawers? Have a lovely day, barbara

Carolina said...

wow!
This dorm room looks GORGEOUS!

Anchor Cottage said...

Where was this room featured? And, where can I by those baskets? I love your blog, you have such a good point of view! Thank you, Mary Ann @ Anchor Cottage.

Georgia said...

This makes me want to have a ton of children just so they can have a dorm room :p

kimberj said...

I couldn't agree more. This would be my perfect plan to house grandkids in a vacation cottage. Then cousins could really bond planning all kinds of summer mischief! Oh to dream...

Nicole Benjamin said...

I love the basket idea at the end of the beds!! We just moved and instead of bunk beds I thought single beds would be more personalized for my three children. Such a sweet photo!

Rosie said...

I definitely concur...such a great look...and what a lovely site...will surely be back to visit soon...smile on Rosie

Gloria said...

estoy totalmente de acuerdo contigo!!
Este dormitorio me encanta.

CDS said...

That looks really cozy!

Jennifer said...

i'm starting to think the same thing.

in the next year I'm going to need to move my three boys from toddler beds to twin beds and was considering two sets of bunks - but they seem to always look messy in real life, not to mention the monkey-ing around that would occur.

thanks for the photo. i'd like the idea of some sort of trunk at the end of each bed for their own treasures.

JULIE said...

I'm so glad to see this because I just did the same thing at our summer home for the same reason. The bunk beds were such a pain.

Laurie Jones said...

I agree with you 100%! Wouldn't you love to have a cabin where all the kids in the family would sleep in that room? How many great memories would come from just this room alone!!

Anna said...

This something I have always planed for when I will have kids. :)
And you are on my happy list.
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Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Dorm room style is super cute but nothing tops bunk style bedding in a ski lodge, just so snug and warm to sleep that way!

Maman de trois petit rois said...

the scalloped liners are perfection!

Vivi said...

I love those baskets at the end of the bed. So darling!

Creamy White said...

HI Anna,
Ness, from Marley&Lockyer, gave me your blog address and I already fell in love with.
I moved form Brazil to Canada, 14 years ago, and now moving to NZ!
What a change, hum? But she mentioned you have pictures from NZ and they are amazing. Do you mind to let me know in wich post?
by the way, I do prefer drom rooms, and this picture reminds me so much my bedrrom when I was a girl, sharing with 2 other sisters.
Lovely picture!
Have a lovely Easter and I'll have you on my blog list. It's just beautiful your blog.
Hugs,
Li :-)

camdesign said...

Love the baskets at the end of each bed...

meandering pearl said...

this is a beautiful room! lovely Easter wishes

Sunny & Star said...

I wish my dorm room would have looked like this when I was in college!!

Lila said...

That is definitely the nicest dorm room I've seen. My bed was not a bunk, thankfully, but it was not that cute!
Lila Ferraro
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ms. less is always more said...

I would love a summer house with an attic that looks just like this! My son has bunk beds and they are cute and fun for kids... but you are right, IMPOSSIBLE to make (and keep made!)!

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter xx Gypsy Purple

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Hi Anna! I have bunks in my son's room and they look fantastic! But man....that top bunk is tough to make. If only we had big rooms to have all those beds in row. So pretty and love those baskets.

Heidi said...

Bunk beds are so hard to make up, I love that with all the beds, wonderful, Happy Easter to you and your family

Razmataz said...

Definitely nicer than bunks. How fun it would beto sleep in a room like this!

lily-g said...

Hi Anna,
Looks like Snow White should come through the door.

Renae said...

What a fab idea...I agree. bunks are a pain. I tucked away for a great reminder once I have grandchildren!
xx

Deborah said...

The lidded baskets are just genious. Love your blog and I look forward to following you.

Theresa said...

Great blog!

Knicky Knacks said...

Love your post and your blog - so much so, I have nominated you for a sunshine award. Have posted a link to your blog on my latest post. Feel free to visit if you'd like to pass it on. Thanks for all your inspiring images.

Sally J said...

I'm picturing a family lake house with a dorm room for the kids. I would want it to look just like this! What fun all the kids would have telling stories after the lights go out!
The baskets are fab!
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Kerry said...

Absolutely.

I love this look - sadly my house is too small to accommodate anything other than bunks for my boys but this is fantastic.

Kelly said...

So cute without being cutesy, you know?

Kelly

JP's Books said...

That room brings out my inner "Madeline" - of all those girls in straight lines, who broke their bread, and went to bed by nine....
You do know that book, if not I must send you a copy!
pve

Simply Defined Design said...

SO charming! I just to jump in and read a great book!!! Love it! XO C

David said...

Looks very beautiful.

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