There's no denying the fact that built-in day beds are trending like crazy of late because there simply is nothing more inviting than a spot in your own home where you can retreat to for some relaxation and time to unwind (especially from this crazy world we're living in right now)
There are many ways you can incorporate a day bed into your home because there are many styles to choose from. Some of our favourites are; A canopy day bed which just screams vacation, a chaise day bed which just makes you want to lay on your side as if your having your portrait painted, a hanging day bed which can be used inside or out for those lazy afternoon naps and a built in day bed under a window - a spot where you can watch the rain hit the windows during the day while star gazing at night.
We had the absolute pleasure of meeting Kelle Howard in the middle of last year, (she was referred to us by her bestie Kylie Camps who we also had the pleasure of working with to create her own custom made day bed). As you might have seen scrolling through Insta, Kelle Howard is the brains and talent behind the design and style of 'Bajo El Sol', an oh so dreamy mediterranean inspired home that is nestled within Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast and that of which Kelle is lucky enough to call her own.
One of the things we loved about Kelle's mission when designing and styling 'Bajo El Sol' was that she wanted to only work/collaborate with local brands and companies, and being a small local business ourselves we were so grateful for this.
Kelle first came in to our showroom because she had a few areas in her home where she planned on having some built-in custom day beds for her media room, living room and outdoor pool area. After numerous months of going back and forth, jumping over those unplanned hurdles (I mean, what is even a project without these) and looking through different types of suitable fabrics, we introduced Kelle to the very talented Chris Luke from Dog Thumbs - a local Gold Coast upholsterer.
Chris made a few onsite trips to 'Bajo El Sol' to meet with Kelle and to get accurate measurements of each built-in day bed, because these were not your standard look built-in day beds, these were designed by Kelle to mirror the rest of the house - think curved edges, large scale and that mediterranean look and feel.
BEHOLD THE END RESULT!!!!
The Media Room: When we first seen this on the floor plans, we had to double take because the size of this was a monster! Measuring 6 meters in length with a 95cm depth and curves for days, this media room is definitely unique and very inviting!
Styling Credit: Kelle Howard
The Living Room: One of the things we loved about Kelle's design of the living room was these custom built-in day beds her very talented builder put together. With Kelle's vision of how she wanted these to turn out like and Chris's attention to detail with the seat pads and curved back rest, they are simply nothing like what we have seen before!
Styling Credit: Kelle Howard
The Pool area: The custom hanging day bed looking over the pool area surrounded by lush greenery is a spot we would very much love to lounge around during the Summer while sipping bottomless cocktails!
Now be sure to pick your jaw off the ground, because yes what you have just witnessed is very much real!
If you haven't already, make sure to go and give Kelle a follow over at @kellehoward.co to check out the rest of her dreamy home and be inspired daily!
And for all your upholstering needs you must follow Chris and the team at @dogthumbsdesign and remember, support local, shop small!