BEDTIME STORIES: FOUR-POSTER BEDS



 

by Thom Felicia

by Thom Felicia


 
A-Gent of Style was doing some research lately about bedrooms and incidently accumulated an array of pictures with show-stopping four-poster beds, some of them replete with drapery and canopies.

Whilst they gained huge popularity in the 15th century but might conjure up images and be indicative of wealth, formality, grandeur, Chinoiserie, stately mansions or kitsch Rococo, four-poster beds are today favourite amongst interior decorators and are generally speaking less ornate or gilded and more accessible and popular than The Great Bed of Ware. They can of course still be traditional, elegant, romantic and dressed up but also simple, breezy, fun and versatile thanks to the help of new materials, ideas and technology. The beds or canopies can take any shape or form, be bare or draped in swags and tails of sumptuous or bold fabrics but they never fail to complement a bedroom, add texture, character and interest but also weight and gravitas.

They certainly are the best place to be cocooned and found comfort or solace.

Here is A-Gent‘s selection of some of the most stylish and daring four-poster beds by famed decorators.

The world of design never seems to stop evolving and fascinate!



Mark D Sikes

Mark D Sikes

 

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

 

BY Ruthie Sommers

by Ruthie Sommers

 



by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

 

by Celerie Kemble

by Celerie Kemble

 

by Nicky Haslam

by Nicky Haslam

 

Jean Cocteau

at Jean Cocteau’s

 

by Miles Redd

by Miles Redd

 

by T. Keller Donovan

by T. Keller Donovan

 

James and Whitney Fairchild

at James and Whitney Fairchild’s bedroom’s

 

by Mary McDonald

by Mary McDonald

 

by Alease Fisher

by Alease Fisher

 

by Billy Baldwin

by Billy Baldwin

 

by Leonard Stanley

 

by and with Miles Redd

by and with Miles Redd

 

by Rubén de Saavedra

by Rubén de Saavedra

 

by Veere Grenney

by Veere Grenney

 



by Genevieve Faure-Gili

by Genevieve Faure-Gili

 

 

by Hutton Wilkinson

by Hutton Wilkinson

 

by Charlotte Moss

by Charlotte Moss

 

Loyd Ray Taylor and Charles Paxton Gremillion, Jr.

at Loyd Ray Taylor and Charles Paxton Gremillion, Jr.’s

 

Lee Radziwill

at Lee Radziwill’s Oxfordshire bedroom

 

by Michael S. Smith

by Michael S. Smith

 

by Jeffrey Bilhuber

by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

by Mario Buatta

by Mario Buatta

 

by Beaudesert

by Beaudesert

 

by David Hicks

by David Hicks

 

 It’s time to get up and get on with the day!


 

SUNDAY IS ‘COLOUR OF THE DAY’



 

 





ON SATURDAYS: PUT THE ‘GENT’ INTO A-GENT



 







THE LITTLE CONNAUGHT CUISINE



 

by Jean-Louis Deniot

by Jean-Louis Deniot



This is what’s been cooking in A-Gent of Style‘s cuisine since this morning.

You can find all the recipes on my Pinterest account.

Wishing all my A-Gentees a fantastic weekend!




Apéritif

Pimm’s Royal









Canapés

Raw Zucchini Bites with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese





Starter

Chilled Avocado Soup Topped with Crab





Main course

Coriander and Buttermilk Marinated Bavette





Polenta with White Cheddar, Chard & Wild Mushrooms





Dessert

Caramelised Banana & Crunchy Peanut Butter Ice Cream








YELLOW FEVER






Another blissful, bright, breezy, peaceful, uplifting, hopeful, sunny,
warm, yellow morning today in London.

Nancy Lancaster's Drawing Room, Colefax & Fowler

Nancy Lancaster’s Drawing Room, Colefax & Fowler

 
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” – Jack Kerouac



by Rothko, c.1961

 

Erte, 1927

Erte, 1927

 
















Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger

 



 

by Rothko, c.1961





L'Ours Polaire by jean Royere

L’Ours Polaire by jean Royere

 







Sophia Vari

by Sophia Vari

 

Lee Radziwill

Lee Radziwill

 

The church of the Grand Palace, Peterhof

The church of the Grand Palace, Peterhof

 





Antonio Berardi

Antonio Berardi

 

Pierre Hardy

Pierre Hardy

 

The Commode by Kees van Dongen , 1905

The Commode by Kees van Dongen , 1905

 

Drawing of Mark Kampton of an interior by Michael Taylor

Drawing of Mark Kampton of an interior by Michael Taylor

 



Celine mink-covered stilettos, S/A 2013

Celine mink-covered stilettos, S/A 2013

 

Ai Weiwei Cube Light 2008

Ai Weiwei Cube Light 2008

 



Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

 

Dame Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Bassey

 






Satellite lamp by Mathieu Mategot, 1854

‘Satellite’ lamp by Mathieu Mategot, 1954




Interior by Katie Ridder

Interior by Katie Ridder

 



Interior by David Collins

Interior by David Collins

 

yellow cover embroidered in chain stitch, Harvard Art Museums

yellow cover embroidered in chain stitch, Harvard Art Museums








“I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it” – Grace Jones



Have a lovely day, A-Gentees



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