Four on the Floor
Not so long ago, I saved this photo of a Mark D. Sikes bed because I took one look at the curtained and canopied bed and become instantly smitten with this gorgeous vision of slumber. From the floral vine main fabric to the ticking headboard, plaid pillows, and ikat lumbar pillow, it’s a shrine to sleep that i wouldn’t want to emerge from until warm weather arrives. So. Darn. Cozy.
I don’t know what it is about a four-poster or canopy bed that makes my heart flutter, but I will always love them. While not a romantic canopy, another all-time favorite is a four-post antique Portuguese spool bed, named for the turned totemic poles. I love these beds as they can be used in eclectic, traditional, or modern spaces. I can imagine spending all day in bed in this room by talented LA designer, Chris Barrett, just enjoying the coastal breezes and staring at the waves outside my windows.
Peter Dunham puts a modern, bohemian spin on a classic sleek modern four post. This is the sort of four-poster couples can agree on - crisp and modern enough for him, while the eclectic textiles from Peter’s Hollywood at Home textile line are pretty and boho for her.
In my last post all about amazing acrylic, I posted a gorgeous lucite four-poster bed, which I believe was vintage, but reminded me of my favorite Aiden bed from Bernhardt Furniture. Introduced a few seasons back, I have made a firm vow to place this glamorous bed in a future project. Heck, maybe even my own home. So chic.
I can’t think about canopy beds without thinking of design legend David Hicks. In the 1970s, he updated the frumpy canopy beds of English county houses and turned them into objects of glamour for his international jet set clientele. What a talented, ground-breaking icon he was, seamlessly mixing the staid and old with the most modern fabrics and shapes, and always impeccably tailored.
For more dramatic beds, please visit my Canopy Pinterest board.