Classical Inspiration for the Modern Bedroom

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Classic design can inspire contemporary living.

The Lit Bateau is the ultimate French bed, with its roots in the 1800’s Empire style.  The long line curving down from headboard to footboard mimics a boat or a sleigh, creating a cosseting sanctuary. Now, meet The Verona – Simon Horn’s updated take on a classic Lit Bateau…

Available in four sizes, Verona features the traditional panelled construction and sweeping lines but introduces a new carved ribbing detail, giving extra definition to the generous curves of the headboard and footboard. Handmade in mahogany, it also features beautiful feather mahogany panels. The perfect blend of classic and contemporary, it makes an impressive statement in any bedroom.

Rediscover The Romance

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With colour and decorative detail back in fashion, minimalism is out – and bedrooms are returning to being romantic and cocooning.

A classic upholstered French bed from Simon Horn makes the perfect centrepiece for a grown-up feminine bedroom.  Pretty curves and hand carved detailing put luxurious statement beds right on trend.

Available in six sizes, from Double to Emperor, our beds are handmade and custom finished to order.  The wood can be polished or hand painted and the head/footboards can be caned or upholstered in the customer’s choice of fabric.

Shown here is our Reine de France upholstered with a natural wood finish.

5 Tips for Dressing a Cosy Winter Bed

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New bed dressings are a great way to update your bedroom and reflect the change in season. Dressing your bed for winter is always a pleasure because you can cosset yourself using different fabrics, textures and colours to create a warm and welcoming environment.

1. For real designer style, always start with crisp, classic white bedlinens and plump pillows.

2. Embrace a warm palette – brighten up your classic white bedlinen with cushions or throws in an accent colour. Rich orange and deep red are perfect wintery hues.

3. Make your bed as cosy and inviting as possible by adding a soft faux fur, alpaca or cashmere throw.

4. Layer coordinating decorative cushions in different shapes, sizes, shades and materials, including luxurious silk or velvet.

5. Spoil yourself with a pure, ethically sourced goosedown duvet to keep you warm during the chilly months ahead. To respond to temperature changes throughout the winter, we recommend choosing a light 4.5 tog warmth rating. Perfect on its own for warmer nights, you can then cosy it up with throws during cold spells.

All that’s left is to curl up and enjoy!

Simon Horn Specified for Marco Pierre White Hotel

Simon Horn Marco Pierre White Rudloe Arms

Simon Horn beds and accessories are regularly specified by interior designers and boutique hotels.

Triple Michelin star winning chef Marco Pierre White’s recent project, the Rudloe Arms in the Cotswolds, features 15 Louis XV beds. The celebrity chef was involved at every stage of the hotel’s design, creating an eclectic décor that features suspended giant model aeroplanes, vintage pool tables and neon signs alongside classic antique designs.

The Rudloe Arms is the ninth venture in Marco’s Wheeler’s of St James branded family of country inns and pubs and is set in 14 acres of rolling Wiltshire countryside. The main building is an 18th century country house with views across the Box Valley towards Bath, with a restaurant serving country pub classics.

Based on antique originals, our classic French bed designs have been skilfully updated for modern living and add character and romance to both classic and contemporary interiors. The Louis XV is our bestselling bed and is available caned or upholstered in a choice of finishes.