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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sleek Stylish Canopy Beds

If you love the idea of canopy beds, but don't go for ornate, overly frilly designs, check out these simple wood beds. Simple they may be, but they're also very stylish with a sleek contemporary look. Topped with tall posts and slim canopy rails, the Sterling Pointe Canopy Bed looks so good. It would be perfect for a bedroom or loft with a high ceiling.

Lots of options mean there's a size and color for everyone. The Sterling Pointe comes in full, queen, king and California king sizes. You'll find it in white, black, cherry and maple finishes. We think the white finish gives the bed an especially modern up-to-date look.

Sleek Stylish Canopy Beds

Platform Beds Make Great Modern Beds

Been bed shopping lately? Can you believe how many choices there are? Canopy beds, four poster beds and sleigh beds are only a few styles available right now. Modern beds come in all kinds of updated styles, including platform designs.

The Hilda Platform Bed is one that takes Mission into the contemporary with its show-stopping good looks. Sounds very geometric, with descriptive phrases like "angled headboard" and "trapezoid block feet," but this is one stylish bed. Made entirely of dark stained oak with some veneers, it's meant to last a lifetime.

Doesn't the Hilda look great paired with the eye-catching contemporary rug?

Hilda Platform Bed

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Updated Sleigh Bed Designs

We often hear "everything old is new again" and that phrase definitely applies to sleigh beds that have been a part of fashionable bedrooms for centuries. Sure that means there are lots of these popular beds in designs that show up among antique beds, but it's the updated stylish sleigh beds that caught our attention.

Bob Mackie Sleigh Bed

One of our favorites can be found in the Bob Mackie Home - Classics Collection. The entire collection for American Drew is meant to evoke the grandeur of haute couture, while at the same time bringing a sense of comfort to any room. All the pieces, including the Bob Mackie Sleigh Bed with crocodile embossed leather panels on the headboard and footboard, offer a fresh take on tradition with a soft, antique bleached mahogany finish. This beautiful bed comes in Queen, King, or California King sizes.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

American Drew Four Poster Beds

If you have a large master suite to fill, four poster beds will give a big presence which can diminish the sometimes cavernous feel of a big room. Their height and bulkiness should be accompanied by larger dressers and bedside tables. Even simple wood beds like the traditionally-styled American Drew Full Poster Bed in Black Cherry Maple will create a lovely focal point for any larger bedroom.

American Drew four poster bed

Set off  the American Drew four poster bed with matching maple-topped bedside tables and an oversize dresser with mirror. Typically, you’ll want to avoid matching sets as they can give a dated look to your décor. However, with a larger space matching woods and finishes seems to take up more space by giving a continuity of size, color and materials around the room. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

StyleGuide: French Master Bedroom Furniture

 

StyleGuide: French Master Bedroom

 

Master Bedroom Furniture Collection all feminine French style pieces available through StylePath...

Winslow Bombe Chest
British Traditions Honfleur Carved Armoire
Bonne Nuit Empire Bed in Versailles Finish
Ethan Allen Antique Oushak Rug
Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Beautiful Wood Bed With a Past

The story goes… Sweden’s King Gustav visited France about 250 years ago and brought home an all consuming passion for French neoclassical furniture design. He gave orders to his furniture makers to give him the same style and design he had seen in France. However, the ornate features so prominent in French design at the time were negated and ignored by the practical Swedish woodworkers, but they kept a few elegant arches and scalloping along the edges of different furniture pieces including the design of this patinaed Gustavian Bed.

Made from the century old wood of razed buildings, this wood bed is deeply patinaed and richly hued from age and weathering. If the beauty of the design and the reclaimed wood weren’t enough, the bed’s artisan hand-planed the wood to a smooth finish allowing for the texture of fir knots, nail heads and weathering to show through then a coat of hard oil wax was applied to highlight the beauty of the wood. Wow, I could live in a bed like this. Simply beautiful. What do you think? I really love Swedish style with a little French frou-frou thrown in. 

Gustav Wood Bed

Viva Terra designed the Gustavian Wood Bed made from razed buildings over a century old.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

5 Platform Beds From Around the World

You may be a homebody, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enrich your life with a little other worldliness. These five platform beds each represent a country drenched in ancient cultures. From Japan to Germany, the craftsmanship and design is unique to its creator’s roots but, at times, borrowed from another place and time.

The Win Wenge bed marries classic Japanese style and Italian craftsmanship for the ultimate rich wenge finish hard wood platform. Clean lines and absence of headboard and box springs, make this bed frame a terrific addition to an Asian-inspired bedroom with rice panels and silk embroidered sheets and throw pillows.

Monroe Bed

European design and high New York style make the Monroe platform bed a chic, urban addition to your modern bedroom or loft. Dark wenge finish and white leatherette pillows compliment the clean lines of this exotic sleep creation. Add a pair of matching night stands that fit seamlessly into the headboard.

Mino Bed

The truly rustic Asian-minimalist design makes the Mino Bed by Home Decorators Collection a steal at $529. The hardwood construction will provide years of tranquility in the Zen bed.

Retro Eastern Bed

Straight from the tropics and tree hugger friendly, the Retro Eastern platform bed is made of contemporary-styled solid Tropical hardwoods. Lifestyle Solutions creates each of its beds in the tradition of environmental consciousness and is certified with the International Tropical Timber Organization.

Pavo Bed

Italian crafted from the very trees that have supplied Rome and the Venetian Republic with their own raw materials through the centuries, the Pavo bed brings European excellence home. Genuine Italian leather coupled with rich chocolate finish make this bed opulent and dreamy.

Random Fact: The earliest known platform beds were found in burial tombs of the ancient Egyptians. One such infamous burial tomb of the Egyptian King Tutankhamen immortalized his gold-gilded ebony platform bed.

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