Friday, January 28, 2011

The girl dreams again...

Elle Decor
 My last post on cozy spots got me to thinking of this.  I was gravitating towards the larger window seats and thought, why not a daybed?  Nice alternative, wouldn't you say?

Here's some pretty pink ones for Pink Saturday. 
The Bella Cottage
  Can you spell posh?  $8200 for your little princess-
Posh Tots

Love the juxtaposition of the pink and turquoise-

Just look how comfy-

Stylish in the middle of a room-


Make it shabby-
Country Living

Pottery Barn

Make it beautiful-

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

How about urban-

West Elm

 Maybe coastal-

Pottery Barn

Sarah Richardson

Even masculine-

House Beautiful

When my daughter was little, I couldn't wait to get her an iron daybed.  We have long since moved on but there's still a little girl inside of me who longs for one. Reality check:  I hated making up the bed on that thing.  It was so hard to tuck all the corners.  I have a feeling if I had one now, it would pretty much look like this-

Hmm..come to think of it, these days my king bed is starting to look like this.  Another one of those things that slides when I'm running late for work.  I won't tell you how often.  I was taught better.  My mom never left the house without first making the bed.  We could be on our way to the hospital and she'd stop to make up the bed.

Do you ever leave the house without making your bed?


Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

love the grey toile in the last pic!

Anonymous said...

I love the two white room a lot. They are beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday!

Linen + Verbena

Nita Stacy said...

I've been wanting a daybed for ages for my second bedroom. I just haven't found the right one yet...which would be a FREE one! ha!!!! Love all these images.

A Vintage Vine said...

OH, OH, OH my...I want them all!

Donnie said...

They all are really cute. Happy Pink Saturday.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Ooooh, the first one! It's waaaaay to feminine for our "his and hers" house, but it's really pretty! ...Leave the house without making the bed? Well, of course I would stop to make the bed -- ESPECIALLY if I were on the way to the hospital! :-)

Stop by and enter my celebration giveaway if you get a chance! Have a great weekend.

Mari said...



The Inspired Nest said...

I love it when you dream! I feel the same way about a day bed! They are a dream to look at, but a nightmare to make up!

Debbiedoos said...

That house beatiful pic, stole my heart! No I never leave the house without making the bed...I know I'm strange, just can't do it!

Donna said...

You seriously think of the most amazing mind do you do that??

Chrissie said...

So pretty. I love daybeds!

Tara said...

I want to move in to that first room! I had a daybed as a teen and it was a pain to make, they are cozy though to cuddle up in, you feel enveloped by the three sides, especially if you throw a bunch of pillows on it!

Holly said...

I want the princess bed! How glorious!
Thank you for the eye candy.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Using the twin bed is a great idea. Candace Olsen always does that on her design show, she even has a custom cover made for it out of upholstery fabric. It always looks great!

Nicole ~ said...

These pictures are all so, so pretty. I think a daybed would be a great alternative to a window seat. I have become the world's worst when it comes to making the bed in the mornings!

Have a great weekend, Nicole

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Tammy Sweetie...
Oh that turquoise one stole my heart. How elegant is that? I can think of many corners in my house I would put it in, just for me. I could curl up with a great book and read for hours.

Everything in these photos were beautiful. You found some wonderful ones sweetie. Thank you for dreaming for me too.

Have a glorious weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

laxsupermom said...

Love these pics! Daybeds are just so romantic. Even the more modern angular ones have such a core of romanticism to them.

I'm embarassed to say how often I leave my house with the bed unmade. My problem is that I would make my bed as soon as I got up, if my husband wasn't in it. I'm an early riser - never later than 6am. He doesn't get up until the crack of 9:30. By the time he gets up, I'm already elbows deep in some project and have totally forgotten about the bed. I really need to put that on my list.

Amy Chalmers said...

Daybeds are sooo romantic, every girl wants one! I love the softer way of dressing one up..just seems wrong to try and appeal to the masculine side of treating a daybed!

Heather said...

It's so funny, because when I first started reading this post I thought to myself what a pain these daybeds must be to make! :) They are awfully pretty though!

As I sit writing this post, my bed is unmade. I usually never leave the house with it like that. I guess it's just a habit for me, because I am not a neat freak. I'm also the same way about the dishwasher! :)

Summer Gypsy said...

Hi Tammy,
So nice to meet you on this Happy Pink Saturday! Thanks for stopping by and following my little corner. I will certainly be following you after this visit!! I love daybeds. All of these are awesome, but I REALLY like the pink and turquoise and the super comfy toile. That's one unmade bed that needs to stay that way! Why, of course YES, my bed goes unmade lots of days!!! Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Oh, I just love the drama and texture of these photos!!

And I rarely make the bed...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post thank you for sharing,HPS.

Jojo said...

That princess bed is like a fairy tale bed!

Anonymous said...

When I was a teenager, I really wanted a daybed. However, good sense took over when my parents gave me the choice of a big queen size bed or a tiny little twin daybed.

After serious thought, I started questiong how you make the bed with one. After what you said about your daughter's bed, I made the right choice not to get one.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Still loving that Pottery Barn one with the blue and green stripes.

Jennifer said...

I love all the pics.. I think the pottery barn and country living pics are my favorites.

Susan said...

I thought I had been following your blog all along. But now I am official!
I love the Country Living photo and the Pottery Barn Photo!!


Daybeds are so pretty! Sometimes I don't make the bed, but I don't like crawling into an unmade bed :).
Have a great Sunday!
~ Julie

Cindy said...

Hello dear friend,
I leave the house with my bed unmade on Sundays only. That is because I always crawled back in for a snooze after Church and lunch. But, now I do it out of laziness because with no night church I don't feel the need for a nap.:o)
I love all of the day beds you have shown us today, I especially love the first one! It's so luxurious with all of those furs surrounding it and the pillows on it, I can just imagine curling up in that softness!
I always wanted a daybed for my daughter, Carolyn, so she got one when she was 16 and she loved it. Now she has a little girl and she recently got her one that has a trundle bed under it, it's very pretty and so sweet to lie on.
After the first one, I love the shabby chic one and the PB ones.
Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Of course, but I really try not to do so! Good point on the iron daybeds. I really wanted one.

I'm still visiting around Pink Saturday posts! Have a great week.

Gracefully Vintage said...

OOh how i love so many of those, just Beautiful and inspiring, and love how so many pieces can by used in so many ways..
Thanks for Sharing..
A new follower
Ill be back for more design inspiration

Kelly said...

Oh my, now you've got ME dreaming too!


podso said...

Love your dream pics of what I call "fainting" couches. Yeah, we do make the bed each day, but our rule is (and has been for 39 years) whoever gets up last, makes the bed. Since I tend to get up really early I end up not making the bed very often.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tammy Girl,
Loved all the great pics. You had a photo for sure that appeals to all tastes.
So no I NEVER EVER LEAVE WITHOUT MAKING THE BED. I get up, put my robe on and make the bed before I even get coffee. I don't like the feeling knowing I'm coming home to unmade beds. Guess it too is from my upbringing and my mom always having everything in it's place.

God bless!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

So many pretty images. I love the turquoise bed. Beautiful! And guess what? I *never* make my bed unless I know someone is FOR SURE going to see my room. Isn't that terrible? haha

Zane Wooder said...

8000 dollars to put a smile on your little princess meant be worth it to you.

-Zane of ontario honey

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