We have had many customers with Craftsman style homes come to us for iron beds. Ever since we became aware of the Craftsman Period and what furnishings and finishes were appropriate, we’ve been trying to come up with earth tone finishes to make our iron beds blend better with their surroundings. Particularly the redwood earth tones.
Our Copper Tone Wash comes very close to many of the redwoods and cherry woods I’ve seen in true Craftsman settings and helps to make a Victorian iron bed look better in a Craftsman setting.
As I mentioned in a previous blog, iron beds were not popular during the Craftsman period. It’s a shame they weren’t. Iron beds would have been a welcome relief to the heavy cumbersome nature of wood “everywhere”.
Even though antique iron beds really weren’t intended for the Craftsman era, I have numerous high end interior designers come to me for iron beds for their Craftsman clients. Our wood tone finishes make them seem as though they were originally intended to bring a lighter airier look.
The patinaed brass on this iron bed sample can also be darkened to whatever level of distress or age you’d like it to have.
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