Up until recently most interior designers have used “reproduction” iron beds for all their bedroom design needs. Why? Rather simple answer….it was easier and “reproductions” offered todays larger sizes, that weren’t available back in the 1800’s.
It was quite easy to go “on-line” and look up any number of companies that produced reproductions and order a bed to be shipped directly to the client. What could be easier…….. and what could be more common place. The likelihood of walking into your neighbors home and seeing the same exact bed you have in yours was quite high. Reproduction companies, though well meaning, don’t have a lot of imagination. In all fairness, they’re filling a definite need. The reason for their existence is quite simple if you think about it. The reason “reproduction” companies spring up, in any field, is because there aren’t enough originals to fill the demand for them. So alternatives have to be found……reproductions.
But if you’re willing to put a little time into finding an original antique iron bed, you’ll be setting yourself apart from the sheep that carry around their “resource” guide……that every other decorator/designer has.
One of the dilemmas