To have a timber bed custom-made and imported from the UK would be hugely expensive but, fortunately, there are other suppliers closer to hand. “Americans do the English look so well, so I feel the bes tidea is to source Australian companies who import American furniture in designs based on traditional English styles,” advises Melbourne-based interior designer Christine Saunders. She suggests you try Robertsons, located in Melbourne and Brisbane, or Cavit & Co, in Sydney and Melbourne, for your period-style bed. Another contender is the Theodore Alexander collection, available from stockists such as Laura Kincade in Sydney and Doran's Exclusive Furniture in Perth. The range includes a Jacobean-style four-poster bed in walnut that may fit the bill. Christine Saunders Design; 0418 378 659.