Antique and Vintage Beds

I have been thinking a lot of the importance of having a beautiful yet comfortable bedroom. An elegantly designed bedroom should be a soothing place for retreat, a place for relaxation, a place of privacy, and a place for dreaming.

I’ve been down the rabbit-hole of exploring antique and vintage beds from 1st Dibs. I could spend all day on that site, looking at all the various styles and antiques available. On a daily basis, I seem to switch my dream interior style from English Countryside, to Art Nouveau, or Art Deco, to Mid-Century Modern. There are too many interesting and gorgeous options to choose from.

I’ve saved several of my favorite beds from 1st Dibs below. Let me know your favorite.

I will also leave you with this lovely poem about beds:

In Praise of My Bed

BY MEREDITH HOLMES

At last I can be with you!
The grinding hours
since I left your side!
The labor of being fully human,
working my opposable thumb,
talking, and walking upright.
Now I have unclasped
unzipped, stepped out of.
Husked, soft, a be-er only,
I do nothing, but point
my bare feet into your
clean smoothness
feel your quiet strength
the whole length of my body.
I close my eyes, hear myself
moan, so grateful to be held this way.

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Main image: Reclining Nude (Thin Adeline) 1906 by Walter Richard Sickert British, Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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