What could be more luxurious than having both the time and a day bed set aside for a mid-day nap? It appears At Home columnist Cece Fourchy of Mississippi Maven agrees! Cece’s discerning eye for design never lets us down. This month, she’s pulled together seven of the most glorious images, celebrating day beds in all their stylish, self-indulgent glory.
Ever since I visited Versailles in 8th grade, most of my days have been spent dreaming I had Marie Antoinetteâs life (without the whole guillotine ending). Since I canât have her clothes, her lavish parties or her royal title, Iâd like to take a cue from her decorating style. Yards of fancy fabric would be fabulous, yes, but what I really want is a daybed. Iâd lounge in my cozy oasis all day, sipping my tea (champagne) and eating fresh fruit (pain au chocolat).
Seriouslyâ¦.itâs a bed, specifically for day time. I just canât get enough of the idea! Apparently Iâm not the only one who loves the concept. Check out these other delightful daybedsâ¦.
This rustic daybed (above) is right at home in this Italian setting. The fabulous flooring, dramatic chandelier and painting are the perfect combination. (www.weheartit.com)
This little reading room is painfully chic. âIâll take my cappuccino on the antique daybed while I flip through art books, please.â Â (C Magazine)
Iris Apfel, eccentric queen of style, has this eclectic daybed in her apartment. Dotted with bright pillows and covered in saturated fabric, itâs safe to say sheâs not afraid of color. (Architectural Digest)
Celerie Kembleâs daybed hideaway would be perfect for me. I donât think sheâd notice if I secretly moved inâ¦. (Lonny)
The best of both worlds: a day bed AND a breakfast table. And that fabricâ¦. need I say more? (source unknown)
I love this ornate piece featured in ELLE DÃ©cor. I think I need it for my (imaginary) Moroccan vacation home.
Fashion designer Erin Fetherstonâs Parisian living room serves as constant inspirationâIâm sure she loves to lounge in her bright pink daybed when dreaming up her gorgeous clothes! (Domino)