Whether sleek and modern or swathed in yards upon yards of billowing fabric, a grand four poster bed is the perfect way to zhush up any bedroom in one fell swoop. Here, a roundup of the ones we’d love to crawl into, courtesy of our latest must-read book, S is for Style (Rizzoli).
With his signature go-for-broke panache, Johnson Hartigof the fashion house Libertine surrounds his sleek metal four poster bed with a riot of patterns and accessories that together result in a cosseting, highly personalized retreat.
For a bedroom in a sexy modern Los Angeles home, Redd Kaihoi lavishes attention on every detail, from the lacquered canopy of the four-poster bed to the play of rich patterns on the upholstered walls and antique rug.
By adding a single bed curtain in the same sunny yellow hue as the walls at the head of the bed, Veere Grenney deploys his signature pattern-on-pattern treatment in a London guest bedroom to genius effect.
By layering stark-white detailing on pale blue-grey, a Roccoco-inspired day bed in this room by Vicente Wolf is a modern distillation of femininity.
In a Holding Pattern
David Hicks, the king of smart, sunny sophistication, works his magic with this mindblowing bed that’s a masterclass in preppy chic.