Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Crazy Gondola Bed

This cold and rainy night here in DC has me thinking cozy thoughts. This crazy oval bed in the Louvre would be just the spot for a cup of tea and a good book. I wonder what sort of room it was originally in: courtesan's bedroom perhaps?
The wallpaper panels in the background aren't too shabby either! Love the collection of French blue opaline glass in the display case behind too!


Blue said...

A gondola bed, I think, and very beautiful it is too. If you can get your hands on a copy of French Scenic Wallpaper, 1795 - 1865. Excellent book and you'd enjoy it, I'm sure. Glass is wonderful, too.

pve design said...

I love it, and those opaline glass bottles, tres charmant.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Yes, blue -i couldn't think of the word last night!
I've been hearing a lot about that book lately -i really need to see it!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Reminds me of the even more decadent gondola-shape Canoe sofa Eileen Gray designed for milliner Suzanne Talbot and her husband, Mathieu Levy. It was in the shape of a dugout canoe, very long and lean and unbelievably sensual.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

AAL, that sounds fantastic! I'll have to look for images of it.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Stunning bed, unlike I've ever seen.The wood that is used is gorgeous. Leave it to the French.

Karena said...

Absolutely beautiful Stefan, thank you for sharing!

VictoriaArt said...

This bed is gorgeous! I could see Josephine recline in it, Bonaparte at her feet!
And the blue glas, so beautiful!
Happy Thanksgiving!

home stagers said...

I want it!!!
It would be interesting to sleep in. Isn't it somehow small? Those bottles are totally magic..it reminds me tolls used in book Perfume by Patrick Süskind. Great!