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Monday, 21 May 2012

{Decor inspiration: French Daybeds}

Hi guys! Spring and almost summer has finally come to Aarhus and yet I am stuck inside revising and writing my papers.. Agony!
But today I have a guest post for you from Arcadian Lighting as a small making amends for my lack of posting.
Please enjoy...

Hi, I'm Mari, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, the place for light fixtures and lighting ideas on the Internet. As part of my work, I get to visit lovely blogs like The Dandelion Chronicles. I'm so excited to be visiting with you today to talk about fabulous lazy French daybeds. The daybed is one of my favorite pieces of furniture—so beautiful and versatile at the same time. It seems a daybed can fit into almost any space, from bedroom to living room or study. There's something so inherently appealing about French daybeds, whether they're upholstered or dressed up in gorgeous bedding. They also look absolutely stunning with a chandelier! With so many lovely examples, it was difficult to choose only eight, but we persevered and here they are. Please enjoy!

French Daybed
Wrought iron with a garden look, this shapely French daybed is all decked out in some of Bella Notte's crisp white linens and fabulous embroidered velvet bedding

French Daybed
With classic good looks and formal lines, this smoky purple daybed is perfect for lazy weekend lounging.

French Daybed
Another traditional French daybed is stunning in pearl gray. At night, this space will look even more gorgeous space in the glow a quintessential French light fixture, the glamorous crystal chandelier.

French Daybed
All about rustic elegance, the Somerset from French Laundry Home is a perfect daybed for rooms filled with faded glory by design.

French Daybed
Can you say elegant chic French style? With traditional lines, this whitewashed daybed looks gorgeous in a contemporary setting. It invites an avid reader to while away pleasant hours propped against comfortable pillows.

French Daybed
How inviting is this draped French daybed? I love the large scale painting and not one, but two sparkling chandeliers.

French Daybed
Architectural Digest brought us the home of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne and this was one of my favorite corners. I love everything about this image—sumptuous velvet on a French daybed/chaise, yummy silk drapes, Chinoiserie wallpaper and the lovely little wall sconce.

French Daybed
Perhaps my first choice of all our lazy French daybeds--even without a mattress and bedding to dress it up, this one is simply beguiling. Doesn't it evoke questions about where it's traveled and what gorgeous spaces it's been a part of?

What are your thoughts on french day beds? Would you use one in your bedroom? Don't forget to stop by Arcadian Lighting here to find a pendant light or chandelier to perfectly complement your design!

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