Former supermodel Celia Forner has launched a book on beautiful bedrooms, with images of some of the world’s most fabulous bedrooms.
Titled Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms and Boudoirs, the book takes a tour of some of the world’s most remarkable and over the top bedrooms. They range from historic boudoirs frequented by the likes of Marie Antoinette, to more eclectic sleeping chambers, including that of art collector Peggy Guggenheim. Some of the world’s most contemporary hotel rooms serve more modern design inspiration.
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Celia Forner encourages us to use the book as a palette with which to be inspired by hundreds of the most stylish, iconic, and ‘simply fabulous’ beds.
She explains that, ‘In our bedrooms, we take leave of our daily woes. Far from the bustle of the kitchen, the sociability of the living room, or the indulgence of the dining room, this part of the home is reserved for intimacy, romance and dreaming.’
Take inspiration from the private bedrooms of royalty, artists and the glitterati.
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Tour the rooms of Chatsworth House and Houghton Hall, as well as bedrooms from international palaces like Venice or the Duke of Genoa’s in the Palazzo Reale and the State Bedroom at the Pavlovsk Palace, St Petersburg.
Find traditional style oak-panelled bedrooms beneath decorative, coffered ceilings, alongside exotic rooms layered with parrot embroidered silk sheets in Indian palaces, and space-age fictional bedrooms from the set design of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Pour over design classics in Art Deco and Mid Century Modern style bedrooms, or the Paisley bedspreads, embroidered pillows and carpet wall-hangings in bohemian boudoirs, or contemporary ideas in hotel style bedrooms at the other end of the interior decorating spectrum.
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Whether your interior style is minimalist or maximalist, monochrome or eclectic, there’s inspiration for everyone.
How stunning are these murals in this bedroom of the Guinness family?
Or this earthy Moroccan daybed setup?
And although we can’t resist a modern interior, we can still appreciate the incredible craftsmanship that’s gone into the ornate wood panelling in this more traditional bedroom.
We’re absolutely in love with the sculptural shape of this jaw dropping canopy bed.
And we wouldn’t say no to this more rustic bedroom either. A bed up in a treehouse, with wraparound veranda? Yes please!
Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms, and Boudoirs, by Celia Forner. Published by Vendome Press, available in all good bookstores and online. (November 2019, £50).