In the attached photo you’ll see a “Before & After” picture of a casting on an iron bed we refinished for a client that we matched the finish to one of her Restoration Hardware drawer pulls. You can see the drawer pull setting on top of the casting.
We love working around our clients specific color combination’s and accessories. Antique Iron beds should be an extension of it’s surroundings. If the finish you select for your bed is that much different for the setting it’s going to be in…….it’s going to look out of place. The word “eclectic” is mans catch all safety valve word for bad taste. Things can look different in any room and multiple styles can work well together. But when working one of our iron beds into a bedroom, some thought should be given to how it works with it’s surroundings, and different finishes can be a tremendous help when introducing it into a different theme and style of design.
Many of my corporate accounts are more concerned with the ultimate “finish” we do , than they are with the bed itself. That’s not to say they don’t have guidelines they need to follow with each particular job, be it advertising or store displays. That’s also why they send us everything imaginable to work a finish around…..material swatches, wall paper, paint chips, pillows and even furniture items that are going to be sharing the same room and space. “Finish” is what makes every and any bed frame adaptable to its surroundings.