In 1904 Charles Rennie Mackintosh was commissioned by Catherine Cranston and her husband to remodel and furnish their house at Hous’hill, Glasgow. Their guest bedroom was white — so white, in fact, that all of the furniture save two chairs was painted white! I’m thinking about white bedrooms today because of a question a reader sent in (that I shall answer tomorrow… or Monday) and came across the above image while researching the answer. The sparse and squared off but nonetheless eautiful four-poster bed was built from kauri pine and then painted white, of course. I like its simplicity, which is offset just enough with stylized decorative details like the designs on the bed spread and the canopy.
Did I mention I’ve always wanted a four-poster bed?