You can always rely upon a canopy bed to turn an ordinary room into a sumptuous refuge.
In this French home, the fabric used for the wall covering, canopy, and coverlet is from Pierre Frey; the bed is Directoire.
In the master bedroom of this Parisian apartment, the bed is by Jean-Louis Deniot for Collection Pierre, and the canopy is of a silk by Brunschwig & Fils, lined with a fabric by Colefax and Fowler; the carpet by Diurne and the nightstand are custom designs.
A grand canopy bed designed by architect Michele Bonan emphasizes the high ceilings of a bedroom in an apartment in a historic palazzo in Florence; the bed hangings are in a Dedar fabric, and the sofa and ottoman are custom designs.
In the master bedroom of Larry Laslo's Palm Beach bungalow, the bedside tables and lamps and the canopy and bedding fabrics are by , and the headboard is custom made; the table is by , and the photographs are by Irving Penn.
A Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric drapes the custom-made bed in the master bedroom of this Cape Cod cottage, the bedding is from John Derian, and the painting is by John Dowd.
The canopy in the master bedroom in this NYC home is of a cotton by Muriel Brandolini, the circa-1910 armchair is by Josef Hoffmann, and the alpaca carpet is by the Ruggery.
In this Manhattan townhouse, the master bedroom's cast-metal bed is a custom design, the headboard and bed skirt are of a fabric by Lelievre, and the canopy curtains are of a silk by Dedar that was embroidered by Penn & Fletcher and lined with a fabric by Stark; the mirrored bedside tables are from R.E. Steele Antiques, the lamps are by Christopher Spitzmiller, and the custom-color wallpaper is by Gracie.
In the master bedroom of this home in Greece, the cotton canopy and hand-crocheted coverlet were made on Patmos island, the iron-and-brass bed was found at a flea market in Athens, and the Romanian kilim was bought in New York City.
Brazilian magazine editor Fabrizio Rollo adorned the walls of his guest bedroom with framed Dior scarves and sketches for Meissen porcelain. The silk canopy above the bed is by Safira Sedas, and the ikat throw is from Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.
A canvas-tented camp bed, situated on an open mezzanine in Simon Upton's light-filled London apartment, reflects the photographer's far-flung travels, with African mud-cloth pillows and antique posts carved in India; a zebra-skin rug from South Africa covers the limed-ash floor, and the suzani was purchased at the city's Portobello Market.
In a young girl's bedroom in a Tampa, Florida, home designed by Nate Berkus, a steel canopy bed by Niermann Weeks takes center stage. The canopy is draped in a Perennials fabric, and the bedding is by Leontine Linens; silk panels by de Gournay adorn the walls, and the chandelier is 1960s Italian.
An 18th-century lit à la polonaise is dressed in custom bedding and a canopy of hand-embroidered linen by Chelsea Textiles in a guest room manor house in the Bordeaux wine region designed by Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagrac.
For his Houston home, J. Randall Powers created a refined guest bedroom that includes a bed by Ironies with a streamlined wood canopy and a headboard and footboard upholstered in leather; the Parsons-style bedside tables are by West Elm, the gilded lamps are by Charles Fradin, and the artworks are by Kyle Young.
A wrought-iron lit à la polonaise with an eight-foot-tall canopy dressed with IKEA curtains is the centerpiece of Tom Scheerer's master bedroom in his 200-year-old cottage in the Bahamas.
A canopy of Indian mosquito netting hangs over the guest bed in the weekend home of brothers Antonio and Ignacio Saorin Lopez de Ayala on the Spanish island of Ibiza.
This stunning canopy bed is mixed with Branca for Schmacher linens in an overscale tartan and an embroidered toile in the Manhattan bedroom of a teenage girl designed by Alessandra Branca.
A Florentine-style bed is dressed in Frette linens and draped with a velvet canopy in the master bedroom of this lakeside villa in Switzerland.
The headboard and bench are upholstered in a C&C Milano linen in this Manhattan master bedroom designed by designed by Stephen Sills.
A 19th-century rosewood canopy bed stands out against the red silk curtains in Rita Noroña Schrager's New York loft.
The canopy in a guest room of Michael Trapp's Connecticut Colonial is made from 19th-century Bhutanese monks' robes and sashes.
At architect Gil Schafer's Greek Revival-style weekend home in Dutchess County, New York, decorator Miles Redd draped a guest-room bed in a Robert Kime cotton-muslin canopy.
At a Malibu, California, beach house designed by Michael S. Smith, the master bedroom features a German-silver four-poster bed by John Robshaw Textiles, which is flanked by lacquer chests from Japan; the embroidered canopy is by Ankasa, and the swing-arm reading lamps are by Visual Comfort.
A chrysanthemum-print cotton by Dek Tillett is used for the bed hangings and curtains in a London master bedroom designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber; a 1960s Italian starburst mirror hangs above a 19th-century japanned chest.
In the compact guest bedroom of the London townhouse she shares with her family, hotelier and designer Kit Kemp used a black-and-white Brunschwig & Fils toile de Jouy for the walls, canopy, pillows, and bedding; the artwork is by Dick Bixby, and the faux-shagreen table is Kemp's own design.
A Louis XVI bench in the master bedroom of a Paris home; the vintage cocktail table is by Ramsay, the sculpture is by Alberto Guzman, and the convex mirrors above the bed are antique.
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