Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Beautiful Beds

I have been looking for the perfect bed for many years. I have seen some that I like very much, but since I have a hard time getting rid of things, I am very deliberate about any furniture purchase that I make. I have to really love a piece of furniture that comes into my house! Also, I think a bed is something that one will have for many years, so it is important to select wisely.

House and Garden says that iron frame canopy beds are 'in', but I have never really been one to select something because it is 'in'. Although I think that iron beds are great, I am looking for something a little more classic (although some of the beds featured below are not really classic!).

Here are some beds that have captured my eye. Note that there are no footboards as I have a VERY tall husband!

Swedish Blond Ingrid bed

Nina Campbell Marilyn bed (I like the cream crackle lacquer with gilver (silver/gold) details)

Ironies Araby Bed (in pieced bone!)

Oly Studio St. Helena bed

Ironies Greylock Bed

Nancy Corzine Louis XVI bed

Ironies Veronica Bed

Kerry Joyce for Dessin Fournir (may be a bit dark and heavy for me, but it is a work of art!)

Williams-Sonoma Sutton Headboard

If I did an upholstered headboard, I would do it in China Seas Java Java in French Blue (above) or a beautiful solid blue linen.

Opinions welcome! I am off for a long weekend, so I will see you next week.

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  1. I love that Nancy Corzine bed, but I also like the idea of upholstering a headboard in the China Seas fabric. That would look beautiful!
    My headboard is the old iron Charles Willis sign frame with a fleur de lis design at the top- I upholstered it in gray mohair :)

  2. Wow - that is a unique idea for a headboard!

    I love the Corzine bed, but I do not want to do black since my bedroom is very light an airy. I will have to check on the finishes that are available. If I go that route, I would probably get a simple solid fabric so it does not compete with the beautiful wood frame.

    I love that China Seas fabric...even if the fabric costs a lot, it would probably be the cheapest option to have a headboard made at an upholstery shop.

    Thanks for the input!

  3. You have picked some great ones! I have always loved the Kerry Joyce bed, and I agree with POC on the Nancy Corzine too. You and I are so on the same page! I was thinking about the same fabric for a bench at the end of my bed!

  4. Any of these beds are dreamy. I am a fan of upholstered headboards as I like to read in bed and they are comfy. And canopy beds are a close second fav!!! Let us know what you choose.

  5. I know what you mean about finding the right bed - I've even been trying to design something because I just can't seem to find exactly what I want. Doesn't help that I don't know what I want yet! Good luck with your search though.

  6. I've always loved the oLY bed and almost just sold to a client, but they balked at the last minute. Don't forget about the gorgeous Anthropology bed. I was looking at it last night, thinking I wish I could do my bed over, but it hasn't been that long.


  7. Also, check out the Southern Accents web site. They have a whole thing on beds right now.

  8. Wow those are some nice beds! I've been thinking of getting a new bed for a while now and might have a look at some of these in more detail.

  9. Just looking through the array of beds you have on here, There is one I think you might like- It is the Lexington - Long Cove Newport Poster Bed in Shell. They have it here http://www.bedroom-furniture-direct.com/Lexington-01-0800-17XC-LTN1005.html I love this bed personally- Happy Hunting

  10. Hi,

    Does anyone know the name on the manufacturer on the bedside tables shown with the Ingrid bed? I have talked to Swedish Blonde and Real Gustavian and they do not have those tables.


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  12. Perhaps you can consider intricately carved beds made for royalties now available for a commoner at http://www.four-poster-beds.com

    These beds are worth to keep having heirloom quality and a worthy prized possession.


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