I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life. -Elsie de Wolfe

Inspiration: Under the Canopy

There is something very chic about canopy beds. They toe the line between fantasy and elegance adding some grandeur to a room. Lately I’ve been on a serious search for inspiring ones that I love.

{interior by barry dixon via because i said so}

Deep down part of me dreams of a room like the room above, but in reality I’m not so sure that is me. Beautiful though isn’t it?

I also found love in this classic room by Miles Redd from Domino Magazine. It’s a custom design, but that lead me to a similar one from Anthropologie. The delicate, spare iron form makes it seem like it disappears.

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This one called, the Under the Apple Tree Canopy Bed, is a laser cut, Scandinavian design that I found on Etsy. Talk about fanciful! I would love it for a little girl’s room (the price tag may be a deterrent for use in a children’s bedroom ), but I’m not sure it is right for grown up me.

My quest for the perfect canopy inspiration led my to this is room below; it is simple and feminine but not overtly girly. The bedroom was Domino style editor Dara Caponigro’s room as featured in The Domino Book of Decorating.

{image via so haute}

The editors labeled the style “Romantic Modernist” and here I am pondering if that could be me. I love the crisp linens draping over the bed but I need a pop of color and some fun accessories to liven things up a bit. I would not mind a lovely wallpaper in the background either. But a girl’s got to start somewhere and this is a good place.

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  1. These are really chic pieces. I would just love to sleep forever under that beauty. :) Haha. I would never want to leave that bed. But anyway, my favorite was the last one. Minimalist and contemporary. I likeee it!
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