The Olympics are in full swing! We thought it would be a great idea to showcase a new bedroom set we have in our Southampton PA showroom. The Clarendon collection from Bernhardt is ideal for those who have a taste for gold and other fresh looking metals. Steeped in English tradition, but tempered with modern touches, Clarendon is a neo-traditional collection that offers sophisticated style and casual appeal. White oak veneers are wire brushed and given a powder glaze underneath the Arabica finish creating a cerused effect that complements the Burnished Brass metal and Vienna Walnut top-stitched faux leather. The ultimate look is as fashionable as it is comfortable.


A traditional collection with a modern slant, Clarendon's refined forms merge seamlessly with its more casual finishes. While its English roots are obvious, contemporary elements such as metal and leather topstitching provide sophisticated style.

First we take a look at the Clarendon Canopy Bed featuring: Wood-framed headboard with inset vertical channel upholstered panel and metal accents. Wood footboard with metal accents on top and bottom of posts. Wood side rails and canopy rails (canopy is not optional). Metal ferrules and three slat support system with adjustable center supports. Shown in the Clarendon Arabica wood finish.


Clean, refined designs are mixed in with heavier scaled pieces for consumers who want more volume and weight. Unique artistic touches include wraparound parting rails, wide-spaced reeding, and stacked-box case pieces.

Next is the stunning yet functional Clarendon Stacked Chest featuring: Ash solids and quartered white oak veneers. Seven drawers with Vienna Walnut faux leather wrapped drawer fronts - each with metal frame in Burnished Brass finish. Stainless steel "X" shaped stretcher with collars for all four legs in Burnished Brass finish. Adjustable glides and an Anti-tip kit. Shown in the Clarendon Arabica wood finish.


Die-case zinc rings, knobs, and pulls feature a Burnished Brass finish. Modernized Hepplewhite knobs come in a variety of shapes, while leather inserts add life to other pieces. Some knobs even have reeding around the edges.

Make a statement with the Clarendon Nightstand featuring: Ash solids and quartered white oak veneers. Three drawers with metal wrapped drawer fronts in Burnished Brass finish. Metal ferrules, Adjustable glides, and an anti-tip kit. Shown in the Clarendon Arabica wood finish.

Complete the look by adding a variety of accessories in metallic finishes.

In this sophisticated bedroom, mixed metals are interwoven throughout the room. Combining silver, gold, and brass (just to name a few) is a great strategy for adding visual interest and depth to a space. This timeless combination of mixed metals creates a striking mix of warm and cool tones. The finishing touches used in this vignette include metallic swirled vases, gold leafed trays, polished nickel lamps, and both gold and silver leaf mirrors. Notice how these multiple finishes are spread throughout the space which makes them feel integrated and keeps the eye moving. The platinum hued rug, pillows, and faux fur throw add soft texture and another layer of cohesive tones to this palette. You can you apply this mixed-metal design approach to create a gold-medal look in any room of your home.