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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Currently Loving: Canopy Beds

{A Stunning Bedroom featuring a Romantic Canopy Bed by Jeffrey Bilhuber | Image by William Waldron for Architectural Digest}

I have recently noticed that canopy beds have been popping up everywhere! Granted, canopy beds are timeless and have been around for ages, but they seem to be gaining in popularity with just about everyone lately. I have a sneaking suspicion that canopy beds will be the next hot thing, much like upholstered beds were the go-to for the past several years. I love the dramatic effect that instantly comes from a canopy bed thanks to the fact that it draws the eye up. The most wonderful thing about canopy beds is their versatility. You can opt for a very formal look with tailored hangings or take a modern approach, opting for a sleeker version sans curtains. Either way the look is ultra-chic and undoubtedly romantic.

{An Absolutely Stunning Bedroom by Dallas Design Firm, Kirsten Kelli featuring a Gilded Louis Bed with a Custom Canopy-- I am in love with the gorgeous color palette in this room.}

{A previous incarnation of Mary McDonald's bedroom featured a canopy bed with two sets of curtains and a crisp, modern color palette.}
{The most recent version I've seen of Mary's bedroom features a softer palette, gorgeous deGournay wallpaper, and a Chinoiserie-style canopy bed without curtains.}

{The canopy bed in this London townhouse designed by Veere Greeney is the picture of luxury and sophistication. Everything was completely custom made. I love the pops of yellow and the fabric used to line the bed hangings.}
{The bedroom of Bill Ingram and Simon Watson is much more relaxed than the Veere Greeney-designed bedroom above, but it is no less beautiful. The linen bedding and bed curtains make the space feel quite cozy. | Image via House Beautiful}

{The canopy bed in this stunning room by John Saladino is the perfect thing for the space. The height of the bed draws the eye up to the beautiful, dramatic ceiling. | Image via Veranda}

{James Michael Howard takes a Fresh Approach to the Concept with a Pagoda-Inspired Canopy}

{My sweet and talented friend, Mark Sikes loves canopy beds and has them in both his master bedroom, pictured above,  as well as in his guest bedroom.}

{Frank Babb Randolph created the illusion of a canopy bed pairing a beautiful upholstered headboard with a custom canopy and curtains hung directly on the ceiling. | Image via Veranda}

{Canadian magazine editor and stylist, Margot Austin crafted a canopy bed herself using hardware and regular drapery panels hung on clips.}

{Mark Sikes' cozy and chic guest bedroom cemented my love for canopy beds after I was a guest in his home. I am officially a canopy convert thanks to Mark! Here, he paired a Suzanne Kasler for Hickory chair bed with custom hangings hung directly on the ceiling.}

{If you don't love the look of curtains hanging from the bed's canopy, you can always go without. The look is just as chic and a bit more modern as you see in this chic bedroom featured in New England Home magazine.}

{The last bedroom featured a pared down, chic palette of black and white while this bedroom by Taylor Borsari takes the opposite approach embracing color and beautiful, block-printed fabrics and wallpaper. This just goes to show the versatility of a canopy bed and how they can work with just about any style.}

{The Beverly Hills bedroom of Will & Grace creator, Max Mutchnick and his partner, Eric Hyman features an eclectic, masculine vibe. The canopy bed is the perfect choice to complement the high, beamed ceilings in the room. That Hermes bench is pretty amazing as well! | Image by William Abranowicz for ELLE DECOR}

{I love this tailored, masculine room by Robert Stilin as featured in ELLE DECOR. The headboard on the custom-made bed is covered in Peter Dunham fabric.}

{Timothy Whealon selected a white canopy bed in this tailored bedroom.}

{Tom Scheerer opted for a small, chrome canopy bed for the super chic room he designed for the Kips Bay Showhouse a few years ago.}

Are you a fan of canopy beds? Do you prefer a more traditional or modern look? Would you go with or without curtains?


Steele Interiors said...

Great post! You've done a beautiful job with your blog!

Laurel said...

great post Paloma! and wonderful talk yesterday at the design bloggers conference!

margot said...

Holy wow, what company I am in here! Such a thrill to see my room holding its own alongside the greatest of the greats.

Karena said...

Fabulous bedrooms Paloma! Thank you so much!
The Arts by Karena

Carol Maryott said...

Fabulous post ! My favorite is the black & white room from New England Home~~but the flowing white panels in other photos are so so elegant.

Carol @

Emma said...

Oh, these are so beautiful and elegant! Thanks for sharing.

Also, it was so nice to see you at Design Bloggers Conference! Your talk was great and informative.

André said...

Great post Paloma!

Love the beds!