Poster Beds

If you want mosquito netting draped around your bed, as shown in the last post, you need something to hang it from. Here’s some possibilities …

From Anthropologie:

Dressed up in Apartment Therapy:

Dressed up in Poppytalk blog:

Actually are these both Anthropologie catalog images? Because those are also Anthropologie duvets or bedspreads, aren’t they? I’d love to do that rosette effect with a bi-color silk dupioni. Imagine what the colors would do! Yesterday I saw some beautiful shimmering Indian silk dupioni in a shop in Georgetown in Washington DC. It would be luscious as a bedspread, and I was picturing this very Anthropologie bedspread as I was twisting the warp and weft threads of the dupioni in the light, watching the color change.

Pottery Barn Teens bed:

A similar bed in Domino:

Indochine Canopy Bed from Grange:

Caporali by Tuscan Hills bed:

Photo from Houzz:

Venice Bed from Noir Furniture:

Bed with canopy shown in Southern Living:

Featured in House Beautiful:

Photo from Houzz:

Bed shown at Design Traveler blog:

Armande Bed from Interieurs:

Portica bed at Room & Board:

Most of these are very simple and some are barely-there designs. Which reflects my preference for beds. I struggle with the idea of very bold, thick, wooden decorative beds. Perhaps because I’ve never lived with one. And my mind isn’t very open to the idea of one. Particularly for four poster beds — they’re already so dominant in a room. So something similar to the beds here will surely be in our India pied a terre.

My #1 favorite poster bed is this one from Sundance catalog:

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