The Cool House: Solid Walnut Beds

Friday, March 27, 2009

Solid Walnut Beds

I'm pretty clear now about how my master bath will look, at least in my head - I'm still sourcing all the products for a mood board. In the meantime I've moved on to researching a new bed for our room. The one we have at present, Leggero from DWR, was bought in 2003, a time when I craved a sexy low platform bed. Five years of house renovations have taken their toll on the back and the knees and getting up from the minimalist bed is accompanied by much groaning and creaking. I still want a model that has great modern design but I need it to be a few inches higher. I also think a solid walnut bed will compliment the windows better and provide a contrast with the bamboo floors. Here are my favorites so far:

0011 Bed in Black Walnut by Atlantico. From Velocity. Available in four sizes: Twin $2245.00 to King $3295.00.

Matera Bed from DWR. Available in Queen and King, with or without storage. Prices start at $2500.

Anders Bed from Room and Board. Solid walnut Queen $1,399.00, King and Cal King $1,599.00.

Again from Room and Board, the Hudson Bed in Solid Walnut has roomy storage drawers. $2699 for the Queen, $2899 the King and California King.

My final choice from Room and Board and perhaps my favourite, the Grove bed. Queen $1599, King and Cal King $1899.
Unfortunately the online stores aren't great at telling you how high from the floor the bed will be so picking one isn't as easy as I would like, but the Matera has a platform height of 15", which with a 10" mattress on top, should make standing up in the mornings a whole lot easier.

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Terry said...

I think I prefer the Grove bed too. It seem so "light" to me. More so than the Matera. The other look - I don't know - clunky? I guess depend on how they look in the room.

Why S? said...

I too would vote for The Grove. I like the lines. But how nice would the storage in The Hudson be? Or maybe you have tons of closet space already?

Marilyn said...

I too like the Grove, but am drawn to the Hudson as well. Good picks! Not everybody opens their bedroom furniture up to a vote, you know.

Anonymous said...

Just curious- what did u go with? I just saw the grove bed at a store, and its stunning - so was the matching dresser. I am probably going to order the set.