Monday, October 1, 2012

The Man's Canopy Bed

Italian Campaign Canopy Bed - Anthropologie
Art Deco Biedermeier Spoon Back Chairs - Property of a Lady
Original Barcelona Daybed - 1st dibs
Antique Chinese Coromandel Screen - 1st dibs
Olin Striped Rug in Gray - Crate and Barrel
Robert Abbey Double Gourd Lamp in Black - Furbish

Whenever I do posts on canopy beds (that I adore), I invariably get a comment or two that the commenter's husband would never agree to one. I find nothing inherently feminine about canopy beds - it is all in the execution. Here is my inspiration board above, and some great examples below. These rooms could be master bedrooms or a gentleman's bedroom. Here are my preferences -

1. A steel canopy bed left undressed - as in no bed curtains
2. Stripes
3. Leather
4. Animal prints
5. Walls painted gray, white, beige, or blue or wallpapered in stripes
6. If there is room - a daybed or chaise - a great place for a nap
7. Touches of black
8. A Chinese screen behind the bed
9. White bedding with a camel cashmere blanket

Check out my October Ideabook on Houzz on The Chinoiserie Bed.

Ralph Lauren

High Gloss

Elle Decor

Gil Schafer

Grant Gibson

4 comments:

Karena said...

Perfect examples Beth!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

The Pink Pagoda said...

Your board is gorgeous! I would love that room, myself!

(Ri)Charmed said...

That High Gloss frame would be perfect in my bedroom. So would that 1st Dibs screen. A girl can dream!

Jocelyn Pascall said...

I love these examples! I like that they are all a little more industrial and structured. Great post!