In our bedrooms, we take leave of our daily woes. Far from the bustle of the kitchen, the sociability of the living room or the indulgence of the dining room, this part of the home is reserved for intimacy, romance, and dreaming.
Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms and Boudoirs is an inspiring, visual journey into the sleepiest, yet most salacious, room of the house. Celia Forner whisks you through the bedrooms of queens and emperors, designers and decorators, today’s most exclusive hotels, and even the most evocative fictional boudoirs from stage and screen. Taking us from Marie Antoinette to the Maharaja of Indore; from Tony Duquette to Peter Marino; from Mae West and Peggy Guggenheim to Rudolph Nureyev; from Gone with the Wind to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bedtime is a must have for anyone who dreams of sleeping like a king or queen.
Designers and clients alike will find fresh inspiration in this king-size source book, which shows astonishing breadth of vision in collating more beds and bedrooms than one could possibly dream of, and is an invaluable addition to any design collection.
Celia Forner, former Ford’s Supermodel of the Year, is an art collector, jewelry designer, curator of the Portable Art exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, and CEO of ALLEVEN, a luxury beauty brand. Married with two children, she divides her time between London, New York, and Mallorca—much of it in bed.
Gianluca Longo is Contributing European Editor for W magazine, a British Vogue Contributing Editor and Cabana’s Style Editor at Large.
This book is an ode to the world’s most fabulous bedrooms, celebrated in a series of photographs that capture boudoirs lined with shards of mirror or plumped up in the most dazzling blue and gold silks.
For the ultimate in duvet days, be inspired by Celia Forner’s new book featuring the world’s best bedrooms.
Sunday Times Style
Celia Forner’s pursuit of sweet slumber takes us on a journey through exquisite boudoirs belonging to queens, celebrities, designers and even a few fictional characters, celebrating decadent bedrooms where imagination knows no bounds and every one is a sleeping beauty.
Homes & Interiors Scotland
This decadent coffee table book has the ultimate boudoir on its cover–a rich emerald four-poster bed, the bedtime equivalent of the oyster in Boticelli’s Birth of Venus. And inside, the pages abound with luxurious slumber spots.
AD Middle East
Celia Forner explores the world’s greatest bedrooms: the historical and the contemporary, the fictional and the fabulous. Rudolf Nureyev’s Dakota building boudoir, with a carved-oak Elizabethan bed and Old Masters on the walls, is as much like a stage set as you’d expect, while Albert Frey’s Frey House II in Palm Springs is a glass box that clings to the side of the mountain and squeezes the bed in alongside a huge boulder, at one with nature. Some are swooningly beautiful; some make you wonder how anyone slept in them.