this guide originally lived on house and garden’s website but i’ve moved it back to d*s in light of the magazine’s (and website) closing. i hope to update this with new beds as we go along…enjoy! if you need some beautiful bedding to go along with your bed click here to view the d*s bedding guide.
[image above: Icaro Bed, $2,800 at DWR.com]
[image above: When it comes to beds, my favorite style would be an upholstered frame with tufted headboard. I love the richness of the look and the comfort you get when leaning back to read a book. The next few slides will cover my favorite upholstered beds in the market, starting with these two: Restoration Hardware's Velvet Royalton Bed (Starting at $2,195) and West Elm's Quilted Wingback Headboard ($349-$559)- both elegant options if you're looking for upholstered beds.
[image above: A selection of upholstered beds, clockwise from top left: Newport Headboard ($925 and up at WSHome.com), Terra Bed ($1,399 and up at PotteryBarn.com), Elise Bed ($4,136 at UnicaHome.com), Hudson Bed ($2,500 and up at Desiron.com), Ninin Bed ($7,250 and up at UnicaHome.com)]
[image above: Part of the charm of upholstered beds is the options you have when choosing the fabric. Two of my favorites are Restoration Hardware's Latham Bed (left, $1,795 and up) that comes in over 144 fabrics and Pottery Barn's Lewis Slipcovered Headboard ($299 and up). The Lewis Headboard also lets you choose from a group of solid, striped or toile fabrics.]
[image above: Daybeds can be an excellent solution for those of us who live with limited space. This Whitney Daybed from Pottery Barn ($899) has a trundle beneath for overnight guests.]
[image above: A selection of comfortable (and stylish) daybeds, clockwise from top left: Veranda Daybed ($699 at BrocadeHome.com), Lublin Daybed ($6,040 and up at 2modern.com), Whitney Daybed and Trundle ($899 at PotteryBarn.com), Priscilla Daybed ($699 at PotteryBarn.com), Oak Park Daybed ($499 at BallardDesigns.com), Lubi Daybed ($749 at CB2.com)]
[image above: Canopy and Four-poster beds are a wonderful way to make a dramatic (and romantic) statement in your bedroom. I've collected my favorites ranging from clean modern options (like this Turner Canopy bed -$2,495- from Restoration hardware) to more elegant models that beg to be draped with thin netting or silk]
[image above: When I was about seven years old, all I wanted was a sleigh bed. They seemed like such a whimsical shape for a bed and far more grownup than the twin I had at the time. Now that I'm grown I still love a classic sleigh shape, but with a more modern twist. Three of these beds are by designer Charles P. Rogers: Dream Sleigh Bed (top left) $1799 and up, Memphis Sleigh Bed (top right, $2,399) and The Paris Sleigh Bed ($1,499 and up). Last but not least is a super-modern style (bottom left) that combines the popular platform style with sleigh detailing. Available right here for $1,499]
[image above: Canopy and Four-poster beds, clockwise from top left: Hemnes Bed ($339 at Ikea-USA.com), Silhouette Canopy Bed ($499 and up at BrocadeHome.com), Elevada Daybed ($7390 at UnicaHome.com), Valentina Bed ($7,400 at MossOnline.com), Italian Campaign Canopy Bed ($1,250 and up at Anthropologie.com)]
[image above: Want to make a really dramatic statement? Try HivemindDesign's Rune Bed made of solid poplar. Available at 2modern.com for $14,000.]
[image above: Low beds have been in vogue for a while now so I thought I'd group together some of my favorite designs: Ikea's Malm Bed (Bottom right: I own this one and it's pretty decent for only $150), DWR's Icaro Bed (Bottom left: at $2,600 it's in my "dream bed" category) and Ohio Design's Christiane Bed ($950 and up).]
[image above: More low beds for the minimalists in the audience, clockwise from top left: Serena Queen Bed by Modernlink ($6,000 and up at 2modern.com), Case Study Fastback Bed ($1,550 and up at Modernica.net), Leggero Bed ($2,300 and up at DWR.com), Blu Dot's Dodu Bed ($1,099 at BluDot.com).]
[image above: Beds with hidden storage can be a great way to reduce clutter and clear up space in your closet. West Elm's Storage Bed ($999 and up) comes with rich chocolate stain and six drawers for convenient under-bed storage.]
[image above: More great beds with storage, clockwise from top left: Blu Dot's Modulicious Bed ($1,699 and up), Store-It Bed ($599 and up at PBTeen.com), Dresser Storage Bed ($1,399 and up at PBTeen.com) and The Stratton Bed with Drawers ($1,599 and up at Pottery Barn).]
[image above: Last but not least, a few beds that are on my personal "one day" dream list: Anthropologie's bright red Chinoiserie Bed ($1,898 and up), Brocade Home's Hand Carved Bed ($1,699 and up- though I'd like to paint it a bright yellow) and PBTeen's white Lilac Bed ($699 and up).