This style of bed (similar to a canopy bed) is somewhat dramatic due to its four vertical columns — one at each corner. Some styles contain a flat wooden panel that rests at the top of the columns. Historically (dating back to the 16th century), theses pieces are made of oak. Aside from the aesthetic, the columns were used to hold bed curtains that could surround the sleeper from drafts.
Today we meet Laura Steenge, a costume maker working and living in The Netherlands; more specifically Utrecht, a city close to Amsterdam. Laura shows us her beautiful living room, and we hear a few stories about her treasured items and eclectic decor choices.
Daybeds can be described as a hybrid of a bed and chaise lounge or sofa. They can be made of wood, metal or a combination of both materials. They typically boast a back and sides and are the size of a twin bed. The bed may feature a trundle (slightly smaller bed built in below the top area). They are a popular piece for a home office or guest room.
Today’s house tour features Genn Franks. Genn is a Memphis, Tennessee based artist who takes it to the max when it comes to her home. She leaves no wall behind when decorating her pad, because every blank space is the canvas for imagination.
Genn’s eclectic home shines light on the Black experience, highlighting everything from Black films to Black music. Her space is a creator’s dream. Luckily, her neighborhood is artist-based living, with a community filled with like-minded individuals. While a lot of artists reflect on Black tragedy and trauma, Genn and her home highlight Black joy to the fullest extent. Her love for the culture, abstract artwork, and exclusive yarn tapestries add maximalist touches to her eye-grabbing modern style.
This type of bed features a visible platform base with built-in storage inside the platform, such as drawers or cubbies. The unique name derives from its use on ships where space was limited and storage was essential. Modern takes on this bed include storage built into the headboard, footboard or compartments surrounding the bed. Its sturdy structure and optimal storage make it a practical solution for small apartments and children's bedrooms.
This Home & Texture House Tour spotlights the home of Memphis, Tennessee-based interior designer David Quarles IV. As a result of his career in jewelry design, interior decorating, visual merchandising, and fitness — David says he views creativity not simply as an activity, but a way of life.
This talented expert’s mid-century style home is a cultural cornucopia which embodies that philosophy. David’s Afro-Caribbean, Black American, European and Indigenous-American roots are infused throughout his spaces. He draws inspiration from textures, patterns, the colors, and other artisanal goods commonly produced in the countries from where his heritage originates. David is also an artist through and through which is apparent with vibrant oil paintings and drawings decorating the walls of his home.
A canopy bed is a decorative piece akin to a four-poster bed. A canopy is identified by four vertical posts at each corner extending up from below the mattress, forming a frame above the bed. A piece of fabric draped over the posts and frame creates a ceiling or canopy effect over the bed.
Familiar to many a sibling, a bunk bed is a type of structure in which one bed frame is stacked on top of another. The benefit of a bunk bed is that it allows two people to share a sleeping space without losing floor space. This may be why they are perfect for children around the same age or in smaller rooms such as dormitory rooms or camp cabins. The beds are supported by four pillars, one for each corner. To reach the top bed (surrounded by a railing for safety), a ladder is used.