The familiar look of a traditional four-poster bed has been given a modern makeover with Megan Morton calling it the little black dress of the bedroom world! The new range from the super stylist and Incy Interiors features a simple metal design, complete with a matte finish in your choice of black or creamy white. Of course, it being Incy, you can request custom colours too.
Initially specialising in children’s interiors, Incy have more recently granted the requests of fans by branching out to include queen size, and finally, king size beds (I have long had my eye on the Eden in rose gold). Founder and director Kristy Withers said that a collection as special as this one should be shared by children and parents alike, hence the four-posters coming in single size too. “The classic design of the Megan Morton Collaboration will suit bedrooms for people of all ages. Its simplistic lines and neutral tones will complement rooms with both classic and modern designs.”
Megan and Kristy met last year when the Incy team attended Megan’s children’s bedroom workshop at The School. “We learned a lot about how customers might be decorating their rooms with our beds,” Kristy said.
“I once designed a bed (for a client) to suit the joys of using an iPad in bed,” Megan said. “This is my tonic to that bed: a bed that doesn’t encourage a virtual life! This bed is in favour of sleep and love and fun only. But I also wanted a bed that wasn’t a low rider. Something princess and the pea-ish, but without all the pomp. Something you can hang your clothes over if you need to, or dress with flowers. Something that would take antique linen as well as sateen cotton. A bed that would add a feature to a featureless room or work to downplay any inherent architecture.
“What I have learned from years of bed styling and room drooling is that most people do have a lovely bed but then feel the need to fill that space above bed with painting or large scale ‘something.’ This bed does away with that and fills the room perfectly.”
Kristy reveals her own bedroom is a family affair: “Having two kids who like to hop into bed with us in the early morning, a king size bed is mandatory for us. I am almost beside myself with excitement that the four-poster comes in a king size as a queen has been the largest we have gone to in the past. Now I just need to decide on the colour – I can’t choose between the navy and pistachio!”
Megan says she designed the bed to be an ultimate bedroom solver, giving you the framework to add your own twist. “I see it as the little black dress of the interiors world, it’s so versatile and adaptable, you can dress it up one day and give it a completely different look the next. I want to get one for sleeping on and a second to hang all my clothes and maxis from. The structure really is perfect!”
Incy Interiors have grown quickly and built a reputation for themselves. “We come from a big family (our dad is one of nine) and we have been brought up with strong family values. Not only is most of the Incy team family, but our two manufacturers are also family businesses. It’s so great to see our manufacturers grow as we do. The manufacturer we have had since inception is two brothers who were also a start-up company. They have since grown from five employees to over 40.”
We love your Aussie business success story Incy, can’t wait to see what you do next!
The four-poster beds are available in single ($799), queen ($1,299) and king ($1,599) from Incy Interiors online. Their new Chatswood Chase store in Sydney is due to open at the end of September. More stockists will be announced soon.