Transitional Traditional/Modern Beds

Shopper's Guide

A bed is a big purchase, and you want to make sure it's something you'll keep for years to come. If you're someone whose tastes fluctuate between traditional and modern styles, look for a bed that can adapt as your decor changes. Here are 10 places to start.

  1. Plantation: This Los Angeles showroom sells unique custom beds. Priced to spec, they're as modern or as traditional as you decide to make them.
  2. Pottery Barn: Known for stocking traditional styles, this retailer also carries a broad selection of platform beds. Shown above: Universal Platform Bed, $450 - $550.
  3. Mitchell Gold: They have several upholstered beds that would fit in with anything from Hollywood Regency to Italian Modern style. Shown above: Yates Bed, price on request.
  4. Bloomingdale's: Their "Soleil De Minuit" Bed ($7,060 for a queen) has a modern shape, but it's crafted of solid cherry with a very traditional wood finish.
  5. Charles P. Rogers: They sell wood, leather, and upholstered beds, but they're a particularly good resource for iron and brass models. This Cottage Bed, starting at $400, is a classic design that fits in with country or modern furnishings.
  6. West Elm: While most of their beds are modern, they have a few transitional options, like the upholstered Scroll Headboard shown above, $350 - $600.
  7. VandM.com: This online antique marketplace carries mostly traditional styles, but there are some glam mod beds in the mix as well. This Hollywood Regency Queen-Sized Headboard and Footboard ($4,900) could go either way.
  8. Room and Board: While their inventory leans towards simple, modern styles, there are some beds — like the $1,6000 Marlo Queen — that venture into more traditional territory.
  9. Restoration Hardware: Their current aesthetic is French-country-meets-industrial, and they're a good resource for anyone who likes the eclectic mashup style. Shown above: Maison Bed, from $1,295.
  10. Maine Cottage: This company's selling point is their huge range of color options for painted furniture. Although their styles are on the traditional side, some are basic enough to feel modern, like the Calvin Bed in French Blue, starting at $1,990.

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