Wednesday, September 30, 2009

and so...to bed.

it appears to be a "bed" themed couple of days here at avant garde design. you can tell where my head is, hunkering down for fall and winter. is that what you're feeling too? if so, pick a bed, any bed. which one would you climb into to hibernate for a while? it's a tough decision, with this line of completely unusual and breathtaking beds, but as for me, i'm in bedroom #1 (at least for the first night:) as it has the feel of scooping you up and wrapping it's headboard and footboard around you, comforting you to sleep.

churchill. "this magnificent bedstead is inspired by the upholstered leather chairs of an english gentlemen’s club. strong, sleek and welcoming, the churchill is a bold style statement that invites you to relax and enjoy its timeless, sensual appeal."

bonaparte. "this grand louis philippe bedstead recalls the era of that most famous pair of lovers, joséphine and napoléon.
bonaparte features an inset carved panel at each corner and carved scrolled feet.
this bed is available in the low foot soclé version and in a range of over fifty leather options."

versailles upholstered. "the hand carved detail of this elegant bedstead is enhanced by the beautifully upholstered headboard. choose from one of the fine fabrics, specially selected by our design team, or a plain calico which can be covered with the fabric of your choice.
starting prices shown below are for wood stain finishes only. Silver (shown) or Gold leaf are optional extras."

rodin. relax in rodin’s magnificent curves, another classic lit bateau style that celebrates the rounded forms of the louis philippe period.
the rodin bedstead is available in the finest feathered mahogany veneer or in a rich feather walnut veneer."

tiger lily. "this striking bed is sure to be a talking point. tiger lily combines the simplicity of a shaker-style pencil post bedstead with exotic details to create a highly original design.
delicate oriental ‘parasols’ perch on top of finely tapered posts decorated with leaf details, while finishes include beautiful Zebrano veneers and fine feathered walnut."

rubens socle. "the rubens soclé bedstead, a traditional lit bateau style bedframe, but with a soclé (low end). a design classic in the simple, elegant style of louis philippe in cherrywood finish."

versailles. elegant detail with either gold or silver leaf finishes. stunningly romantic!

"an unusual, hand-forged, gothic-style bed, the pugin bedstead comes complete with steeple-shaped knobs and parapet top rails. classic gothic arches are set elegantly between vertical rails, and the design is finished in antique silver, highlighted with gold."

sage. "this elegant model is a replica of a 1920s brass bedstead. expert craftsmen use special techniques to give it's square pure brass tubes a realistic antique look."

barley twist bed. a spectacular brass bed incorporating intricate ornamental design.

and so to bed, based out of london, offers traditional, at heart bed design, drawing from the past and taking on the future. i'm dreaming of a bed like one of these in my future, how about you?
on that note...i'm off for a run. i will dream of beds again later! enjoy...


Heather said...

Wow. Those are truly gorgeous. I especially love the churchill - it is amazing. I could snuggle up there and read the day away!

L'Atelier said...

sigh * that they make me dream ;)
my fave is the rodin :D

Chris said...

Mmmm...beds. Nice, pretty, soft beds. I love me a good sleigh bed, although mine's metal and more antique-y looking.