Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
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San Francisco Bedroom contemporary-bedroom

San Francisco Bedroom

This spare yet exquisitely detailed guest suite strikes a delicate balance between masculine/feminine and contemporary/traditional. The only wall the bed could possibly be placed on had a window in the very center of it. This flaw became the centerpiece and organizing element of the room. The bed's ceiling mounted canopy supports the floor to ceiling drapery corners which form the four posts. The windows are dressed in a Jack Lenor Larson textile of woven paper and polyester. An 18th century Portuguese chest anchors the remaining elements. The monochromatic interior does not compete with the spectacular view of the San Francisco Bay. Note the lovely stonework throughout the bathroom including the mosaic tile floor by Waterworks. (2002)

Photos © Rusty Reniers Photography

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October 16, 2012
saradanmurphy wrote:
Where can I find this low-profile bed?
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This is a completely custom bed which I designed for the room.
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Therien Studio Workshop
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
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Paint was hand tinted on-site. Normally we work with Benjamin Moore or Farrow and Ball products.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

This is a modern bedroom with a really streamlined look to the canopy. The neutral colors make it so that this style is also unobtrusive even though the bed certainly stands out as a centerpiece of the room. People seeking clean lines and modern decor should choose a canopy bed such as this one.
Isn't this a great bed? It's a perfect combination of subtle color and fantastic shape. Its height dominates the room, but it's not overpowering thanks to the calm colors.
Kathryn added this to Tips for Decorating with Drapes
Drapes don't have to be something that hangs on the wall at all. If you have a four-post bed then you can choose to use heavy drapes around the bed to close it off from the rest of the room. That's a great way to use drapes to make a private space in your home.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to 8 Ways to Decorate For Kate Middleton and Prince William
Create a harmonious marriage of masculine and feminine design using a neutral palette in the couple's bedroom. This four poster bed is where dreams and fairytales come true. Dress the bed in luxurious linens and various textures for bliss that lasts long after the honeymoon is over. Replace side tables with mirrored nightstands for added sparkle.
Fabric doesn't have to mean frill. This stately canopy bed extends all the way to the ceiling, integrating with the structure of the room and clearly delineating where relaxation takes place. The fabric panels, upholstered top and skirted bottom result in a quiet, calming sanctuary fit for a king or a queen. (Or both!)
6. Use a post bed frame to disguise the window. This elegant hotel-like guest bedroom uses draperies in a similar way as the previous room, but the dropped ceiling gives the sleeping area a more intimate feeling.

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Use post bed frame to disguise window
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Bed in front of window
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different night stands
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same layout as mine--keep the canopy after all?
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in front on window
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window treatment - bed in front of window
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Bed in front of window
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master bedroom?
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floor to ceiling
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fascinating use of draperies
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guest room
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Bed in front of window
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Canopy bed
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headboard / bed for guest BR
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Wall to floor drapes over bed
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love the color in this bedroom
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Gorgeous bedroom
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High posts covered with drapes
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modern canopy
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Fabric around bed
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skirted bottom & ceiling length canopy
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Similar to my room
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Hotel ...window behind bed
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Heavier curtains
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could add panels on 4 corners of beds for girls
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So seamless. Tailored. drapes tuck up into overhead.
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The light in the ceiling mixed with curtains
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The drapery around the bed, it just works for me!
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Upstairs bedrooms. Window curtains only
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look at the top
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tailored grey fabric, romance of a canopy without flouncy ruffles. warm and classic
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Love this look for a guest room.
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curtains around a window above a bed
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Too tal
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bed in front pf window
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Master bedroom
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canopy bed
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Window headboard and extended bed height all the way to ceiling
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Love this room and colors
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Floor to ceiling canopy bed.
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love the bed!!!
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draped bed
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Clean, monochrome. Still current 9 years later.
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Curtain Bed
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four poster bed without the posters! Fabric is fastened at top of ceiling to create the image - much more contemporary!
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hung from ceiling! no way! love it!
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