Trundle Beds

While the words “trundle bed” may not conjure up images of sophisticated glamour, believe it or not there are some really well designed frames out there now, if you know where to look.  Generally considered to be either a practical solution for saving space or an investment in better sleep-overs for your kids, the bulky, unattractive trundle bed of yesterday is no longer the only answer.

At Marks & Frantz, the majority of our clients have children so we have been combing through all our sources to find creative ways to design children’s rooms that are great looking, have tons of storage for all the toys and clothes and are comfortable and inspiring for its young occupants.  It is very important to me that the design of a child’s room is as considered as the design of the rest of the home.

Here are some of the trundles that I love.  I am currently looking for one for my son’s room… There are so many cute ideas here that I may end up taking details from several and designing a custom one for myself!  Does anyone have other sources for these that you would like to share?  We would love to add them to our library!

The Duetto by Flou

The Duetto by Flou is great Italian design.  I love the thin upholstered headboard and footboard.  The shape makes it easy to push it up against the wall like a daybed.  The bottom bed pops up and makes a king size bed.

Presidio Day Bed with Trundle

The Presidio Trundle bed from Serena and Lily is similar in shape to the bed by Flou but slightly looser in its tailoring.  Its clean lines are accented with a contrast stripe at the bottom.  The slipcover comes in white or cream and there are a wide variety of colors to pick from for the stripe detail.

Argington Ayres Bed

This bed is modern, simple and minimal.  It is made with sustainable materials and low VOC birch plywood and finishes.  It is available in 3 finishes – I think it would be cute to do a the bed and trundle in two different colors.  Maybe the bed in the dark walnut finish and the trundle in the white?

Sparrow Bed by Oeuf

Another great design – the Sparrow bed by Oeuf is a modern take on the sleigh bed.  Oeuf is commited to being “green” so all finishes are non-toxic and water based.  There are two colors to choose from.  This is a design that will work as your child grows – you may need to repaint or change the artwork in the room – but the bed will have longevity!

Duet Bed by Nurseryworks


The Duet Bed by Nurseryworks is available in all kinds of configurations which can help when you are trying to do a lot with a small space.  There is a cabinet with a door at the end of the bed for storage.  A nice, contemporary choice for a younger child.

Alex Bed by Duc Duc


The Alex Bed by Duc Duc is entirely customizable.  You can pick either a rectangular or oval headboard and whatever finish color or fabric you like.  It is made of sustainably harvested woods.  The chunky scale of the base helps to keep the trundle drawers in nice proportion to the whole.  It looks so great without linens that you will have a hard time covering it up!



A crazy obsession with D. Porthault

I admit it…..I am beyond obsessed with all soft goods. If I did nothing else but design window treatments and bedding for the rest of my life, I would die happy! I am going to do several post of my fave luxury bedding lines over the next few weeks because it seems that 2011 was the year of “I want a new bedroom, and I want it now!” Between the two of us, Lydia and I have designed approximately 7 master bedrooms, 4 teens and a few nurseries in this calendar year alone. Somehow that justifies my obsession!

D. Porthault is only recently on my radar. Somehow, I have avoided exposure to these 85+ year-old luxury linens and I’ve only recently discovered them. Or perhaps I was dismissive of the crazy colors and in-your-face florals…well, I have evolved! The company is know for products that “speak quietly but passionately of luxury.” You can even access those fabulous prints seen in old movies and 1950s Sophia Loren Vogue photos shoots because the company will research the line, then custom print older patterns and colorways.


Thanks so much to all our friends for coming to the Grange Showcase

Our designer showcase at Grange last night was a huge success. Thanks so much to all our friends, family and colleagues who showed up to support us! We had a fantastic time and Grange knows how to throw a fab party!

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