Sleep beautifully: be inspired by hundreds of the most stylish, iconic, and simply fabulous beds and bedrooms ever designed
In our bedrooms, we take leave of our daily woes. Far from the bustle of the kitchen, the sociability of the living room or the indulgence of the dining room, this part of the home is reserved for intimacy, romance, and dreaming.
Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms and Boudoirs is an inspiring, visual journey into the sleepiest, yet most salacious, room of the house. Celia Forner whisks you through the bedrooms of queens and emperors, designers and decorators, today’s most exclusive hotels, and even the most evocative fictional boudoirs from stage and screen. Taking us from Marie Antoinette to the Maharaja of Indore; from Tony Duquette to Peter Marino; from Mae West and Peggy Guggenheim to Rudolph Nureyev; from Gone with the Wind to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bedtime is a must have for anyone who dreams of sleeping like a king or queen. Designers and clients alike will find fresh inspiration in this king-size source book, which shows astonishing breadth of vision in collating more beds and bedrooms than one could possibly dream of, and is an invaluable addition to any design collection.
Celia Forner is an art collector, jewelry designer, curator of the Portable Art exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery, and founder of ALLEVEN, a luxury beauty brand. Married with two children, she divides her time between London, New York, and Mallorca—much of it in bed. Gianluca Longo is a contributing editor for British Vogue, AD, and W magazines and style editor of Cabana.
“Curling up with a book takes on new meaning with this collection of striking bedroom portraits from around the world.”
“These bedrooms—depicted here in 250 photographs and illustrations—are fascinating to look at. These rooms, you think, are far too interesting to sleep in, which is why the middle of the book is so important. Here you’ll find proof that these rooms were actually used—dozens of black-and-white photos of Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Hugh Hefner and others, all lounging in their impossible beds.”
— Minneapolis Star Tribune
“From royal canopies and dramatic curtains, to colorful linens and modern shapes, Bedtime features hundreds of inspiring rooms of one’s own.”
— Guest of a Guest
“No example of a great bedroom is ignored in Celia Forner’s expansive book. You’ll see rooms with 18th-century Chinese daybeds by Thomas Chippendale, luxurious wall coverings and sumptuous bedding, and ornate boudoirs fit for a queen.”
— Houston Chronicle