Make it a Double

Now that we have two chilluns residing at Casa Giese, we're shuffling our three bedrooms a bit - losing our ever-welcoming, yet hardly-used guest bedroom.
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Our three year old, Avery, will take up residence in said guest room, and Isla, the newborn will inherit Avery's smaller, old room as her nursery.

Ben has lamented my decision to put a set of twin beds I redid with new paint, bedding, etc. into Avery's room - rather than keep the queen bed. He claims we won't have anything decent to offer guests, and no adult cares to sleep in a twin bed. I agree about the comfort level of a twin, but I rebut with:
a) We've rarely had overnight guests - and don't foresee having many in the near future.
b) I can't bear the thought of not using the design I just finished for Avery's room less than a year ago.

If I had a do-over, I'd pick up on a trend I feel is a perfect solution: a set of double beds. Not typically seen outside of hotels, but really, what a great compromise: more room and comfort than a single, while maintaining symmetry and separation - in the event of non-married guests.

Bunny Williams' (non-hotelish) application of two doubles was featured recently in Lonny.
bunny williams in lonny via decorpad

In a more cottage or rustic setting, two of those vintage not-quite-twin, but not-quite-double beds would certainly be charming.
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However, if like us, you've got twin beds to work with, you could always use them together, as Meg Braff did in this Jamaican beach home.
yellow twins via coastal living

I absolutely love the look, and it makes a set of twins seem less Donna Reed.
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What do you think? Substitute doubles when budget and space allow, or stick to twins?

*Images via MLHP, Lonny, Southern Aspirations, Coastal Living