The flexibility of decorating with iron beds is nearly limitless. When decorators have a Victorian setting…..it goes without saying, use of this style of bed is a “no brainer”. But what about using one in a Deco setting or ultra modern? Many years ago I sold a number of beds to a very famous modernistic architect/designer. At the time I was unsure of what he could possibly be doing with them because his reputation was centered around ultra modern steel and cement monoliths. When we installed the quite ornate scrolled beds he’d selected, into a very large modern home, he told me, he felt to appreciate a particular extreme in architecture or design……the opposite to that design is sometimes necessary. The first bed I did for him was placed in a large spartan setting with 11′ high ceilings, all glass walls and a large square cement pedestal in the middle of the room for the bed. Once it was assembled and we stood back. I could really see what he meant. The surroundings highlighted the bed, and it highlighted and brought even more attention to the modern setting. So although antique iron beds were being made and were popular back in the 1800’s………..150 to 200 years later, they still are experiencing the same popularity if not more in the newer settings decorators are using them in.
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