Saturday, May 7, 2011

Beds Tucked Away & Splendid Willow


What’s your favorite antique? Several other fabulous bloggers and I were recently interviewed about our favorite antiques over at the wonderful blog, Splendid Willow. Monika and I are like family – we love the same style (though she is younger and much cooler than I am)!! Stop over and read thoughts from several top bloggers and check out Monika’s wonderful blog. You can read it HERE.

tucked beds tracery interiors

I am working on renovating my master bedroom. I have long been enamored with beds that are built in or tucked into wall cabinets. This image above from Tracery Interiors has been in my inspiration file for quite some time. I adore color and patina on the cabinetry. I also love the softness the upholstered headboard adds.


I saved this image from Pursley Architects several years ago. I have always admired the way the architect created a more cozy space in the bedroom by adding the free standing wall. The u-shaped wall creates a wonderful coziness to what could be a large impersonal space. The addition of upholstered walls, headboard and oval mirror really caught my eye. Lovely!

Windsor smith

Here is a wonderful wood built in area by Windsor Smith. The cabinetry is built all around the room and creates the arched bed area. Look more closely and you see it is actually closets. In an old home like mine this is beautiful way to add more closet/storage space. The mirrored panels behind the bed also add the illusion of a larger room and create a spectacular reflection for the crystal sconces.

boxed in beds skona hem

This bedroom from Skona Hem shows a less expensive way to get that built-in, tucked away feeling. Simple linen panels add a special ambiance to this gorgeous room. Also notice the spectacular mirror and Swedish fireplace. I adore this room.

What do you think readers, which is your favorite?

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  1. I love that first image..such gorgeous colors and a warm cozy feel! thankyou for your lovely comment about my daughter's room on my blog..i really appreciate it..hope you'll visit often..have a wonderful weekend!! xx meenal

  2. I love the distinctive cabinet design of the Windsor Smith, add the warmth of the colour and patina of the first image. The exciting part is you are creating YOUR look, and you can play until your heart is happy.
    Have fun.

  3. I love the simplicity of the linen panels. Plus as someone who likes to move her furniture around, I wouldn't feel like the bed had to stay where it was. Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Good morning, Gina!

    How are you doing today? Thank you for dropping by. Seeing your comments are always really pleasant to me.

    I never thought of having a bed like these! But they're amazingly charming, huh? I'm in love with the first one also. It's incredibly beautiful.

    Have a blessed weekend, my friend!


    Luciane at

  5. What are you talking about?! We are twins, remember!! And yes very much family!

    The first bedroom is stunning. I think that is my favorite. And the Swedish bedroom is my no. 2!

    Happy weekend to you lovely blog sister,


  6. I love the second photo! It has a nice feeling of intimacy and the color is soooooo soothing!

  7. I love the first image by Tracy Interiors, do you have any information on the bed linens and where to buy them?

  8. IDK...I'm torn between the beauty of the second one and the simplicity of the last one! I think if it was mine I'd do a little of each to make myself happy! :)

  9. Hi Gina!
    So nice to have joined you on Splendid Willow's 2 Cents post! I must say I love the recessed beds in all these rooms......I had a hard time deciding..I think the one from Pursley looks kind of well like a showroom. The Skona Hem is pretty and would be easy and relatively inexpensive to do, but I like the Windsor Smith and the idea of the hidden closets, although I probably wouldn't do the mirror..All are great ideas, no wonder you saved them! Maryanne xo

  10. Gina, we absolutely adore this look. It makes the bedroom seem so cozy. Picture #1 is over the top!!! Love the entire cozy space. Blessed mother's day to you.
    Angela and Renee

  11. I love all of these images, Gina.
    I think there must be something innate that makes us want to sleep in a cozy space.
    I was thrilled to be included with you in Monika's post.
    Your clock is stunning!!! xo Brooke

  12. I like the drapery panel walls the best - soft and romantic. But all are gorgeous of course. Can't wait to see what you end up doing!

  13. Love the skona hem. Wish I could have white linens on my bed, but my hound would ruin them!

  14. Definately the one from Skona Hem - it is romantic and rustic at the same time and looks nice and chill - as a bedroom should be - to get the best sleep ;o)
    Hope you will have a fantastic sunday - greetings Tina

  15. Oh, so hard to pick! I think I like the coziness of the green wall unit but not the color. I love the mirrors and woodwork of the white wall, but it's too stiff. I love the style of the second, but not cozy enough. I guess my first choice would be the green room. I'd just repaint. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  16. I especially like the second picture. So clean and serene-looking.

  17. I love, love, love the last one, so simple and unpretentious.


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