Dreamy Summer-Ready Beds
The well-appointed summer bed allows you to get your beauty rest even on the balmiest nights. And when thoughtfully composed, it can also be beautiful to behold, as proven by the above bedroom scene by Atlanta’s McAlpine Booth & Ferrier, which resembles an intricately embroidered cloud weighed down only by a soft, chic bolster.
It’s time to pull back the heavy covers and lighten up. Crisp white has never looked more inviting than the linens on the bed shown from The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Charleston, South Carolina (top). The fluffy stacked pillows and loosely draped coverlet are the picture of airy luxury. Though more tightly constructed, hot, humid nights are no match for the above bed shown in the room by Jett Thompson in Naples, Florida. When tucked in under a summer-weight breathable blanket, a good sleep is all but guaranteed.
Soft blue and green accents are always appropriate for summertime. The scalloped edges and elegant monograms employed in the left and bottom right examples from Leontine Linens in New Orleans exude a cool calm anyone would appreciate. The twin dressed in white linens with simple trim perfectly balances the wallpaper and coordinating headboard and bedskirt in the room by Linda Ashley Interior Decoration in Palm Beach, making the bed seem even more serene within its surroundings.
Between its ideal weight and propensity for becoming softer with every washing, it would be fair to say that linen is the ultimate summer fabric. Gauzy, softly wrinkled, and dyed in gorgeously muted tones, Bella notte linen sheets and shams, available at GDC home in Charleston, easily belong in any summer bedroom.