if you like the idea of 4-poster bed but don't like the traditional look, give this bed frame a try. contrary to the traditional 4-posters, it is sleek and contemporary. brushed steel frame with painted, lacquered matt, or toulipier veneered wooden base. headboard can have optional removable covers and padding. i would suggest using light or sheer fabric for the canopy. also, i think this bed works the best when you have a larger bedroom or a room with higher ceiling. although it's airy and light the cross design connecting to the posts can make your room appaer smaller or ceiling appear lower. $6928US(L) and $8125US(R) @ ddc.