Room by Room – the Nelson Daybed

This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks is looking at the Nelson Daybed, or Case Study Daybed.

Designed by George Nelson in the 50s as part of the Case Study Program in Southern California, this piece functions as both a sofa and a bed. Perfect for a quick nap, rear bolsters are removable for use as a bed. A thinline platform and steel v-shaped legs make this a very light addition to the modern home, great for use in small-space living. Available through Modernica, it is also available as a full bed size, and has options for side bolsters and a table extension. Daybeds are a nice use of space, looking like a finished living space during the day, and available for extra sleep space at night.

Some days are just more tired than others, and today’s accessory picks center around nap and relaxation time. A rolling side table adds a vintage feel, topped by a vase in matte and glossy finishes. A bird quilt echoes the clean lines of the daybed, while a graphic print gives a modern feel with a dash of color. A t-shirt rug is a great place to set your feet after a long day.

Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.

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