Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Loving: Bed Canopies

I adore bed canopies!

With the weather turning cooler, spending a few more minutes in a cozy bed surrounded by luxurious fabric sounds pretty good to me!

Anyone else hitting the snooze button an extra time or two?

The bed canopy bagan in Medieval Europe for privacy and warmth.  Originally very simple and utilitarian in design, it soon became more ornate and decorative.
They are the first thing I suggest to a client to create a beautiful focal point.

Current view of my bedroom.
Just a simple linen canopy. It's pretty warm most of the year here, so the sheer linen is perfect.

This was the Master Bedroom in my previous home. Wheat colored linen canopy matched the drapery panels.
The trendy chevron skirted table is gone.
Don't you hate when a classic you love is killed by Pinterest, Houzz, etc, etc, etc??!!!

Via Instagram
Heather Chadduck's fabulous room for the Birmingham Botanical Garden's Antiques At The Gardens Showhouse.
Heather debuted her new textile line here with the bed canopies and coordinating antique chairs.
I adore this room!

Here is some more inspiration!

Celerie Kemble

Alexa Hampton

Mark D Sikes

Mary McDonald

Michael S Smith

J Randall Powers

Phoebe Howard

Mary Evelyn McKee

Eddie Ross

J Randall Powers

Vicente Wolf

Alessandra Branca

Tom Scheerer

Amelia Handegan

Oscar de la Renta

Rose Uniacke

Michael S Smith

Michael S Smith

Peter Copping's Normandy Home

Nancy Braithwaite

Nicky Haslam

Alessandra Branca

J Randall Powers

James Michael Howard

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1 comment:

  1. I am such a fan of a canopy bed and Phoebe Howard's room is one of my absolute favorites, and the daybed in the Vicente Wolf room...fabulous!