Sometimes you just need a little something with a touch of French style.
Maybe it is something tiny like a gilded french table to tuck into the corner of a room.
Or maybe something that takes a bit of center stage in a room.
And in a bedroom- that might be a bed.
Can you believe that I have had a new bed in my bedroom for quite a bit and I have shared views in home tours, social, etc…. and then someone mentioned I had not done a whole post.
And so many questions about it whenever I shared a photo. And I was like surely I did a post about my bed… and then I searched my posts. And well…
SO, today, it is all about that new bed in my bedroom.
That isn’t so no new any longer… but kind of is.
It was the details that drew me to this frame. Swedish, French vintage… love love love.
I loved the simple styling with the elegant carvings and fluting.
And in the total opposite- I love the simplicity.
The simple linen headboard and footboard give me a simple stage to work with when adding layers of pretty linens and patterns such as florals to the bed.
I think keeping the bed itself simple allows for more flexibility with the bed dressings.
But if you are a simple linen in white kind of girl- you could definitely go for more drama
when it comes to the carvings and details on a bed frame – which I love as well.
A bit of Drama
Well, you know I am all about that drama in design over here-
I love the over the top chandeliers and kitchen looking like a flower market-
so the four poster option for this bed was exactly what I was looking for.
It gives me the ability to add curtains or a long length of linen across the top when I want cozy.
Or leave it on the more ‘naked’ side and enjoy just the lines of the frame.
I think that is something important to consider as well when purchasing furniture.
Flexibility with design to allow for changes in your mood and style.
As mentioned above- that canopy and 4 posters can be removed though-
which means I can also use this bed as a very simple, elegant frame that works in a room with low ceilings just as well.
And for those not wanting a footboard- you can purchase just the headboard.
I went with the white painted finish for this piece.
They do have it available in a gray wood- but it didn’t feel like it would fit my style as well as the chippy white.
The white felt more soft and muted and had the ability to mix with the painted pieces in my bedroom
like the nightstand or the red checked upholstered sofa.
(which is in here for those who asked- it is just by the fireplace)
The overall feeling of the bed in my room is very light and airy – especially compared to the heavy dark wood bed we had in here before.
While I loved that chunky dark wood bed frame- we were ready for a change. We had that frame for probably going on 15 years and it just didn’t feel like it fit my gravitation towards ‘less is more’ in a room. Sometimes, even when something fits your style- you crave something a bit different.
So while I love the way the dark wood looked in the bedroom,
the fresh white walls, light furniture and fabrics and overall more dainty feeling suits the feeling I was aiming for in my room.
And for those who have asked- this bed is not an antique-
it is a reproduction from one of my favorite antique reproduction companies- Eloquence.
I hope that answers all your questions about this somewhat new
but not really new piece.
If there is anything I missed- let me know and I will try to reply in comment here or via email.
Not sponsored folks- just sharing the details.