Mid-Century Modern?

It was fun to be asked to design a bed and bedside tables with a modern look.

This customer was removing rosewood tables which looked great with the carpet and fabrics of the room. I found some some impressive rosewood veneer as the starting point. We experimented framing it in different ways trying black lacquer first. We ended up loving the striped look of the cross-banded rosewood in a simple dark mahogany "picture frame".

Covering the headboard in fabric kept the strong figure of the veneer from dominating. The result is a dramatic panel in a light, almost delicate structure.

To compliment the bed I scaled down the picture frame and feet of the tables. The tops needed to remain uncluttered hence the open shelf right below. Two drawers allowed me to show off some more rosewood as well as provide storage.