Because it’s painted, we use tulipwood to make this bed. It’s a hardwood that’s especially good for this kind of finish because it has a very fine, almost knot-free grain, so the surface will be smooth. You’ll feel the quality of the timber, but not see its texture.
We take great care over our painted finishes and give every design exactly what it needs to make it robust. The number of base and top coats will vary according to how many that shade requires using hand-painted techniques.
The bed base
Chichester’s sides and end sit snugly underneath the mattress so you won’t be able to see the slats beneath, so it asks for a little less room, and so you’re not as likely to bump your shins when walking around it in the dark.
Underneath the mattress
Beech is used to make the slats on each of our beds because it’s flexible and reliable. The slats are sprung – they curve upwards – so they provide a little extra bounce underneath the mattress. They’re held in place with discreet, cream-coloured clips. And beds larger than a single have an extra support in the centre.
Considered details in Chichester’s design (like scalloped corners on the base, grooves on each gently-tapered leg and ball finials on the bedposts) subtly elevate it: it’s simple, but not plain. We’ve also included plain caps for the bedposts, so you can remove the ball finials if you prefer.
The perfect pairing
If you like, you can fit a valance over the base of this bed (another opportunity to introduce the texture and colour of fabric to your bedroom). Our Alice valance – which has neat box-pleat edges and is available in a variety of textiles – will fit perfectly.
- For orders under £100 (or €100 in Ireland), it’s £6.95 (or €18 in Ireland).
- If your order is available now for UK mainland delivery, we’ll deliver it within 7 days. Otherwise, it’ll arrive in the estimated time frame stated above and at checkout. We’ll be in touch nearer the time to confirm your delivery date.
- Orders to mainland UK or Northern Ireland will arrive via our white glove service. We’ll unbox and position your items, assemble anything that’s needed and take away the packaging for recycling.
- If you’re ordering outside mainland UK or Northern Ireland, items will be sent through our international delivery partners.
ReturnsWe’ll happily take back most pieces within 28 days of delivery.
- For designs in a made-to-measure fabric or non-standard colour, and fitted pieces like kitchen and bathroom cabinets, we can only refund 80% of the amount you paid.
- A £29.95 collection charge applies to all furniture returns delivered with our white glove service.
- If you cancel your order within 24 hours, we can refund the full amount.
Just so you know
The colours in our paint palette shown here are a close representation of their true shades, but to see the real thing, we suggest trying our sample paint pots.
Our beds are designed to suit metric-sized mattresses (UK single, double, king and super-king sizes), like our own Barrington. They don’t come with the mattress or any bedding, so you can choose what suits you best, whether that’s a firm or medium mattress, cotton or linen sheets.