Beaulieu Bed

  • How to choose the right French style bed for you

    When it comes to French style beds, choosing the right one for you and your sleep space can be tricky. There are many different designs to choose from - all of which exude French style and flair.

    To help you suss out which type of French bed would best suit you and your home, keep reading.

    Create an authentic vibe with a rattan

    If you’re keen to give your boudoir a totally authentic French vibe, perhaps a rattan style bed is the best match for you. This type of bed boasts a large, curved headboard and footboard, as well as beautifully carved sides, allowing you to make a true style statement in this room. Look out for designs with intricate detailing at the tip of the headboard and legs for a little extra ooh la la.

    Usually, rattan beds are made from strong, sturdy materials, such as solid oak or oak veneer, complete with a soft sheen lacquer finish. Aside from rustic wood shades, we offer rattan frames that have been painted in hues like pure white and soft ivory - the ideal colour choices if you’re looking to give your bedroom a fresh, clean look and feel.

    Keep it classy with an upholstered design

    For a French style bed with class, why not go for an upholstered design? This style of frame often features a soft, padded headboard which has been covered in luxurious fabric. In most cases, the fabric will look ‘buttoned’, giving the bed a stylish and sophisticated appearance. At Crown French Furniture, we also offer frames which have been designed with both an upholstered headboard and footboard section - the perfect choice if you want to transform your bedroom into a boudoir.

    Aside from the upholstered element, this style of bed usually features a wealth of other stunning features. You can take your pick from designs with sloping headboards, as well as models with beautifully curved legs and sides.

    Make a statement with a carved antique model

    To create a charming, classically French bedroom design, a carved antique model is your best bet. With elegant carved detailing on the headboard, sides and footboard, this style of bed frame is traditionally French in appearance.

    So that you can get your decor spot on, look out for designs that have been painted white and have been gently aged to give the frame a slightly distressed look and feel. To complete the room, you can pair the bed with other Provencal style pieces, such as an antique themed wardrobe or bedside cabinet.

    Combine old and new with a venetian bed frame

    If you like the rustic flair of French decor but you’re keen to keep your sleep space looking cool and contemporary, a venetian bed frame could be ideal. The shape of this bed provides a vintage look and feel, while its high mirrored headboard and low footboard exclude modernity, giving you the best of both worlds when it comes to combining old and new.

    The mirrored effect of this style of bed frame can help uplift darker rooms, while adding an element of elegance and sophistication. Venetian style beds are perfect when matched with similar furnishings, such as a mirrored bedside table, chest of drawers or dresser.

    Which style of bed do you prefer? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

  • Carving Pumpkins

    The Halloween spirit is something we all have, although some people wish to deny it, your inner child will always tug on your heart strings a little around this time of year. Even though the days have past for dressing up and pretending to be Mr T or Velma, we can still get creative in a more adult friendly way.

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    Halloween becomes so much more exciting when we are able to flex our creative muscles so why not carry on this tradition into adulthood? Let’s take to our homes and create a festive interior that sparkles that hint of shock that we all crave this time of year. Spice it up with a wider use of mirrors, easy to decorate into a Halloween must have, they also act as such an elegant piece for the rest of the year. Our royal silver leaf mirror has a beautifully Gothic theme when paired with darker items and appropriate decorations yet is absolutely regal when left on its own or accompanied with pure accessories, ideally all white.

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    … Not Carving Pumpkins

    For those of you that plan to ignore the Halloween period we have something to offer you too! For some this season is as exciting as a non-leap-year February, and who can blame them! Halloween is, in its essence, a very niche holiday and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. In this case, we have something that may grab your attention and make this October a more memorable one.

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    It’s always a pleasure to accept new stock into our catalogue but this month we have had exceptional pieces added to some of our favourite collections!

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    As you can see, the weathered oak additions to our Alexander range are exquisite; with rustic tones and an authentic atmosphere, this extension to our Alexander collection is a must have for the colder months.

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    Secondly, we have introduced a variation to our Cristal pieces, offering a classy alternative to our classical silver leaf collection. The Amelie range offers a more dynamic and luxurious finish to rival the sleek appearance of the Cristal whilst maintaining the sophistication of the silver leaf finish as the main attraction.

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    Finally, one of our best-selling beds (the Beaulieu) has been given an upgrade into a magnificent marvel of craftsmanship. With the classical features and carvings of our basic Beaulieu bed, it also boasts an amazing foot-board, upholstered in the same fabric and hand buttoned, it adds an opulent tone to this icon of French style.

    Happy halloween! Fern xx

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  • A New Look

    Our gorgeous NEW Beaulieu bed has just arrived in our showroom and we are truly in love with it.

    We have always said 'The perfect sanctuary of sleep begins with choosing the right bed' and as Tina Gaudoin pointed out in Elle Decoration mag "It's a given that most of us love being in bed." With the average person spending over a third of their life sleeping we could see the importance of creating a bed that will enrich this time.

    For many years people have been trying to create that gorgeous French boudoir and have been demanding a range of gold, silver, white, grey and many more finishes to give an uplifting yet subtle appeal to our traditional reproduced furniture.

    Our latest endeavour therefore lead us to design a bed which has been finished majestically in a glamorous antique gold paint. Exuding regal undertones of flamboyant Parisian razzle-dazzle.

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    A light distressing and a stunning light Velvet fabric enriches this masterpiece with elegance and sophistication.

    Contrasting to our standard Beaulieu collection which is finished in an off-white finish for a more contemporary and neutral appeal, the revisited gold Beaulieu bed holds a more traditional and tranquil ambience. beaulieu_french_bed_set_image_1

    We are aiming for the gold Beaulieu bed to be live on our website soon with a few professional photographs to capture the true beauty of the piece.

    But for now you can always check out our standard Beaulieu collection or enquire with our sales team to reserve one. -The Gold version will be the same price as the standard Beaulieu bed...

    We'd love to hear your thoughts so feel free to let us know your opinions by commenting on our blog or social media posts!

    Fern xx

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  • IT'S HERE!!

    After months of sensational development, manufacturing and perfecting our BRAND NEW and absolutely magnificent Beaulieu Upholstered French Bed has arrived and is displayed in our showroom.

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    It’s been a fantastic journey to get the bed ready and now that it finally is, we could not be more proud of it. Together our team have worked so hard to create a gorgeous piece of French bedroom furniture boasting quality and style that it is truly opulent taking inspiration from French heritage furniture, carved details, shabby chic distressing, buttoned upholstery and lavish paints have all been used to create this piece.  And if that wasn’t enough, we have also emphasized the beauty of this bed with sensational Designer Guild Fabric ‘Zink’ to immerse the bed in luxury and splendour that it deserves.

    Easily complete the look of your own French Boudoir with this bed; simply finish it off with lavish cushions, bedspreads and throws that complement the extravagant design.sept15_1

    Exclusive to us at Crown French Furniture; we hope you love it as much as we do and create the perfect sanctuary of sleep.

     

     

    Fern xx

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