The Pro’s & Con’s of Using an Interior Designer

What are the pro’s and cons of using an interior designer ?The profession of Interior Design is relatively new, constantly evolving, and often confusing to the public. The best way to know if you should be using a interior designer for any of your decorating needs is first to ask yourself what will they be…

Customers Photo’s

It’s always great when a customer that I’ve sold  antique iron beds to thinks enough  to send you a photo of it  after it’s been set up and dressed. It lets me know they’re happy with the finished product and it also gives me an opportunity to see the different settings our beds end up in.…

Whoopi’s Iron Beds

In the early 90’s I had the distinct pleasure of meeting  and selling a number of iron beds to Whoopi Goldberg. At the time she had just started dating a high profile actor who I’d also sold a number of iron beds to over the years. I’d first sold him an iron bed for his…

Iron Beds for Princess

What little girl hasn’t looked at her parents one day and said I want a “Princess” bed. Well being a parent I knew exactly what she meant. She meant a iron canopy bed. A remark like this usually came after seeing a Disney movie with a princess and her castle bedroom. Little girls have always…

“Before & After” Iron Bed Castings

Here is a photo of a iron bed casting, before it was sandblasted, and the same iron bed casting after it has been sandblasted and refinished with our Black Smyth finish. Iron beds get the name from the cast iron castings that hold the design element of the iron bed together. When you hear about…

The Tulip Iron Bed

The tulip iron bed is probably one of the more prolific iron bed designs to have been copied and duplicated back in the 1800’s. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. That couldn’t be more true with this iron bed style. I’ve have at least 6 versions of this tulip iron bed. The…

Double vs. 3/4 iron bed sizes

Many people come to me with 3/4 size iron beds and want to know where they can have custom size mattresses made for them. First of all…… any mattress company will either make you a regular 3/4 size mattress or already have one that is readily available to buy. 3/4 size beds are not uncommon…