White bedroom furniture – the new oak?
Julian Bowen offered us a preview of his latest beds and bedroom furniture prior to the annual Birmingham furniture show.
Each year Julian’s collection gets stronger and more diverse. He can only show a small proportion of what he offers at the NEC so every so often we are obliged to visit him. On this visit the most striking message was that white beds and bedroom furniture are becoming more and more popular. Huge successes are his Barcelona bed frame in white, and his Colorado bunk bed.
Over the last 5 years there has been a massive shift from pine beds to hardwoods, particularly oak beds and bedroom furniture. It suddenly struck home that maybe white beds and perhaps painted furniture are becoming an alternative. I remember well some 10 years ago saying to a colleague if I ever suggest buying painted furniture ever again, take me out and shoot me. In case they remember, I’m not going to suggest it OK?