Four Poster Beds Add Style to Any Bedroom

Architectural Digest photo: Peter Estersohn

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had a terrific weekend and are ready to start a wonderful week ahead. We don’t know about you, but we love Valentine’s Day. Or not even really the day so much as the whole Valentine’s season. 

Four poster beds in guest room
Cottages and Gardens Magazine

All the red and pink and gold glitter hearts and chocolate and wine everywhere. Everything for Valentine’s Day is so cute and chic and stylish now. This bedding is the perfect Valentine’s Day red…

four poster beds in Hamptons Cottage
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens

And this one is the perfect Valentine’s Day pink! We still remember being kids and and coming home with a huge bag full of paper Valentine’s sporting sappy sayings, some with candy, some with other Valentine’s trinkets. You never knew what you were going to find. It was wonderful!

bedroom by Tara Shaw
Tara Shaw via Milieu Magazine 

What’s even better is the fabulous four poster beds. We don’t think many things add a sense of presence in a room quite like a substantial bed.

French Provencial bedroom
Architectural Digest

 French provincial four poster beds add old world elegance to a bedroom’s decor.

black and white bedroom
New England Home Magazine

Black with a touch of gold is an ever-elegant combination that adds so much style to a bedroom.

bedroom
Architectural Digest 

A beautiful four-poster like this fills up a larger bedroom with taller ceilings and accentuates the graceful roofline. It’s perfection! The pair of chests is perfectly proportioned too.

blue and white bedroom
McCann Design Group 

The four poster bed is incredibly versatile and, in a dark shade like this, is great for a boy’s bedroom–from toddler to teen and beyond.

green and white bedroom
Jenny Wolf Design 

Far from basic, four poster beds come in a variety of styles, sizes and materials to suit any bedroom space. We love everything about this beautiful bedroom!

Are you a fan of four poster beds? Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day, no matter what you’re doing!

 

Finding the Perfect Bench for the End of the Bed

blue and white bedroom
Robert A M Stern Architects, Steven Gambrel Design via AD

 

So many details go into making a bedroom feel warm, cozy, restful and relaxed. 

canopy bed in blue and white bedroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

The linens, of course, are critical. 

blue and white bedroom with bench
Cullman & Kravis

 

The curtains are key.

chandelier over bed
Shayelyn Woodbery via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

And, if you’re lucky enough to have a sitting area, making it comfortable and spa-like is a priority.

canopy bed
Phoebe Howard via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Right now, one of the things we’re looking for is a fabulous bench for the end of a bed. Well, at least we thought we wanted a bench… But now that we see this loveseat we might be rethinking things since this one is so charming! Furthermore, Phoebe Howard always gets it right!

blue and white bedroom
New England Home Magazine

 

The great thing about the end-of-the-bed bench is that so, so many things work really well.

bedroom with two bench at bottom of bed
One Kings Lane

 

A pair is charming and sweet–and perfect for two people to put their shoes on in the morning.

blue and white beach bedroom
One Kings Lane

 

If you’re not the curl-up-in-bed-and-watch-TV type, a little settee is another great spot to watch or read or relax before turning in…

twin bedroom
One Kings Lane

 

While a small bench at the end of a twin bed gives a finished touch, especially when you don’t want to use a footboard, we love trunks for toy storage at the end of twins as well!

pink and white bedroom
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

I have a little French bench in a fun fabric like this at the end of my canopy bed. Don’t these chairs look positively luscious? Pale pink is such a soothing accent color for a bedroom. 

green and white twin bedroom
Serena & Lily

 

It seems like the fun–and really, really hard–thing about picking seating for the end of a bed is that you really can’t go wrong! These little leather director’s stools are so charming. We love, love them for a boy’s bedroom, or a guest bedroom like this one. With all these choices, we were originally thinking of doing an upholstered stool at the end of the guest bedroom bed, but, taking the TV watching into account, now we’re thinking about something a little more comfortable because of all these great rooms.

What would you choose–or did you choose–for the end of your bed?

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In Good Taste: Suzanne Kasler

entrance

When it comes to good taste, there’s no one that has it knocked quite like Suzanne Kasler

homes

Always the epitome of grace, elegance and style, Kasler’s homes have a sense of purpose about them. They tell a story. 

refined

Never too stuffy, but always refined, these are the rooms that we go back to again and again to study and learn and fall in love with something new at every turn.

collected

We love the feeling of a room being collected, of it coming together over time, and, though we are sure that there has been a time Kasler purchased everything in a room at once, her rooms always have that collected feeling.

painting

But, at the same time, they never take themselves too seriously. A throw for a chilly day, a whimsical painting… 

abstract-art

Abstract art is always the right choice for infusing a room–even a otherwise staid one–with humor and whimsy. (We spy our FAVORITE tray from Anna by RabLabs on the coffee table!

neutrals

Kasler knows that, when it comes to doing neutrals well, texture is the name of the game. Each of these is more luscious than the next.

light

Bright, light and with the perfect, unexpected palette. 

doors

This room is almost too good! Perfection in every single way! Have you ever, ever seen windows and doors quite this amazing?

accessorizes

The beauty is so often in the details, as with this chic vignette. But Kasler never over accessorizes, which, in our New Year, clutter-free state of mind we really appreciate!

Even the ceiling is a work of art! Dining rooms can sometimes feel a little too stiff and heavy. The color play in this room keeps it from feeling too formal.

dining

Who needs an island when you can gather family around a real dining table? Lovely!

bedrooms

We love all of Suzanne Kasler’s rooms. Really, we do. But the bedrooms?

dreamy

They are positively dreamy. They actually make you want to curl up and go to sleep. It’s genius.

glamour

This dressing area is so feminine and delicate, with the right amount of glamour to make getting ready as much fun as the event itself!

outdoor

This is the kind of outdoor space that has us dreaming of getting outside. With a fireplace that lovely you can do just that, no matter the weather. 

We hope that, no matter the weather where you are, your 2017 is off to a fabulous start!

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