I think this Louis XVI daybed, above, is just so darn pretty. I like the choice of fabrics, the restrained use of the ikat print, the charming corona, and the tiny sunburst mirror hanging within the bed curtain. If this were in my home, I think I would have to stop every time I walked by just to look at it and admire its charm.
So, to end the week on a frothy note, here are some other striking examples of fabric finery, captivating curtains, sensational swags, and voguish valances.
A crenellated pelmet and curtains in this bedroom niche was inspired by Frances Elkins (House Beautiful, February 08; photographer Josh Savage Gibson; interior design by Carol Curtis & Sarah Norwood)
It's paisley- everywhere!!! (Design by Jamie Ballard)
A fabric explosion in this room by David Hicks
Is there anyone more skilled in the luxurious use of fabric than Charlotte Moss? (Images of the Townhouse from O at Home, Fall 07, photographer Michael Grimm)
Image at top: 19th c. Louis XVI daybed from Bermingham & Co.