Presidio Heights traditionalTraditional Bedroom, San Francisco
Photography by Emily Payne
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Style Secret: Canopied BedsGracefully draped beds are a hallmark of Swedish boudoirs. The traditional canopy takes a slightly different form: swags of fabric attached to a coronet or cornice, or hung from the ceiling and parted over the headboard. You can carry this approach beyond the master bedroom, too — it looks just as appropriate over a daybed or an overscale chaise in a guest room or office. How Swede it is: Swedish beds tend to be crafted of simple, light woods, perhaps with a bit of stenciled or carved detailing, and this one is a classic example. Like many furnishings in this style, it's coated in pastel paint that elevates the look. Plus, the warm yellow tones lend a slice of sunshine that would be welcome in any Scandinavian space.
The structured canopy on this bed, made with fabric from Beacon Hill, echoes the tailoring on the roman shades made with the same fabric and pulls together this cheerful guest bedroom. "Whenever possible, I also like to add bespoke tailor-like details on upholstered pieces, window treatments and pillows," says Dittmar. "I like to use contrast welting, accent edge banding, applied tape trims, fringe, buttons and nailheads, and such. Those details take ordinary pieces and make them so much more special and custom looking."