In Summer, Quite The Other Way…

…I have to go to bed by day.” That is one of my favorite lines from “Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is also very fitting for my post today on Daybeds. I am starting to get back in my routine- I love a routine. I like being scheduled, organized, and having a mental map of my day. Unfortunately, I have this strange urge to nap that I usually never get, but something tells me it has to do with my non-stop summer of travel. Basically, I need a vacation from vacation!

I don’t like breaking into a freshly made bed until the evening hours, so I feel a daybed could cure my dilemma. It is perfectly acceptable to read a book and nap on a daybed in the middle of the day, but to smudge the morning’s makeup on my evening sheets by noon just doesn’t go well with my regimented mind (crazy I know, my friends nap like there is no tomorrow!). What I also love about daybeds is that they can be focal points in a room, they can go in the middle of a room or against the wall. They can be used in place of a sofa, or as a twin bed. I personally love it when a canopy of fabric is swung from above. Day by day, a daybed is a sure way to make me a dedicated napper. Judging by the fact that it is the first Monday in August, I think we can all use a nap! Happy Day!


Gegans Daybed by The Potted Boxwood

My grandmother’s daybed that became our summer project. It was a great project!

Beautiful indoor garden room via Elle Decor

Floral daybeds in the Lorenzo Castillo’s Madrid home. Fantastically beautiful. Via Elle Decor

a perfectly feminine and serene daybed via Homebunch

A sweet and serene caned daybed. Via Homebunch

Daybed room designed by Robert Passal via Trad Home

Robert Passal possesses chic, and his design of this room is no exception. I love the daybed as the sofa. Via Trad Home

Blue and white daybed vua Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard creates a blue and white beautiful daybed. I love the carpet and the British colonial ambience of this room. Via Phoebe Howard

daybed in a beautiful nursery via style me pretty

A nursery daybed is a must, especially considering all the times that parents have to spend with the little ones in the wee hours of the morning. How ideal is this set up!? Via Style Me Pretty

Daybed in Connecticut home of Emma Jane Pilkington

Moody hues of blues in the Connecticut home of Emma Jane Pilkington. Via Elle Decor

daybed in LA room by Daniel Romualdez via AD

Bold moves and a classic daybed in this L.A. living area by Daniel Romualdez. He is quite the visionary of style. Via AD

Daybed in Connecticut study by Emma Jane Pilkingtons Connecticut Study via Elle Decor

A palette of whites and neutrals. The perfect daybed to keep warm by the fire. Via Elle Decor

Daybed in Nina Garcia's Manhattan Home via AD

A clean and sophisticated Manhattan apartment, just like the owner, Nina Garcia. I love the daybed smack in the middle. Via AD

Daybed in Carolina Herrera Baezs Family Room via Elle Decor

Carolina Herrera Baez’s daybed is chic simplicity. Via Elle Decor

Daybed in Patrick Dempseys Entry via AD

In Patrick Dempsey’s L.A. home, a daybed can even go in the entry. It creates a softer feeling with the high walls and windows. Via AD

Daybed turned sofa in soft palettes via Elle Decor

Blues and whites and a sense of calm. The canopy of this daybed is just ideal. Via Elle Decor

Outdoor daybed via dustjacketattic

How perfect is this for summer?!  A hanging daybed for the most fabulous outdoor oasis. Via Dust Jacket Attic

Stylish all white daybed via AD

A daybed worthy of a Paris apartment. The perfect nook for reading and feeling feminine. Via AD