Monday, June 21, 2010

Elegant Daybeds

There is something quite elegant about a daybed in a room. They might also be called chaise lounge or recamier, but whatever you call them, they invite lounging! I was inspired by two photos from Traditional Home.

Traditional Home - Designer: Charles Spada

Doesn't this marvelously inviting? You just want to curl up with a good book or magazine and lounge away the afternoon. 

Traditional Home - Designer: Charles Spada

Here is another lovely version in a bedroom. Perhaps not every home has room for a daybed, but if you do, they make very chic extra seating in a living room, or a great place to lounge (or put on your shoes) in a bedroom.

When I picked these photos I wondered what I would find at auction.

Stair Galleries - Lot 182 - Auction June 26th

The upcoming June 26th Stair Galleries auction of the collection of Douglas S. Cramer and Hubert S. Bush has this very smart example of a daybed. This could go almost anywhere. This is described as a Bierdermeier walnut daybed with an estimate of $1,000 - $2,000. 

Christie's Interiors Sale Lot 613

This Chinese version is really interesting. Definitely a talking piece in any room. Not sure how comfortable it would be, but who cares! This is in the upcoming June 24/25 Christie's Interiors sale. It's described as a Carved Hongmu Chaise-lounge with an estimate of $2,000 - $3,000. 
Wright 21 - Klini Chaise

This modern chaise sold at Wright 21 in Chicago for $9,375 (it did come with a cushion). It's a circa 1960 olive wood and leather chaise by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. This strikes me as a wonderful style mix of traditionally inspired design in a modern piece of furniture. Wright 21 is a go to auction house for really good modern masters (with prices to match as one would expect). Great web site for inspiration.

If you have a great day bed in your home, send a photo and I'll see if we can post it.

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