The Essex Bed – Maiden Home

The Essex Bed

The Essex Bed

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Close up of the Pecan finished leg of the Essex Bed in Performance Basketweave in the color Malt.

Modern Lines

Sleek, modern legs create a weightless aesthetic on this sophisticated style.

Close up of the headboard of the Essex Bed in Performance Basketweave in the color Malt.

Elegant Taper

Lean back against this subtly tapered headboard, perfect for reading late at night.

Close up of the corner of the Essex Bed in Performance Basketweave in the color Malt.

Graphic Details

Elegantly mitered corners join at a 45-degree angle, lending a tailored, custom look.


The Essex Bed Dimensions

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Construction Details

Inside each Maiden Home piece, you'll find premium materials and cut-no-corners construction. We are proud to back up our quality with an industry-leading warranty.


Kiln-dried hardwood is precision-cut for a frame that'll never twist, warp or crack. Joints are glued, double-doweled and corner-blocked for extra stability.


Each bed is made with a foundation of solid hardwood slats to ensure even distribution of weight and longevity of your mattress over time.


The Essex bed is compatible with mattresses of all types and does not require a box spring - allowing you to achieve a more restful night's sleep with fewer extras and add-ons.


The frame is fully upholstered in your choice of material, with full-back upholstery optional if the back of your bed will be visible.

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Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Heritage craftsmanship, delivered the modern way.


Your piece will be made to order by our craftsmen partners. You’ll receive Build Updates along the way, so you’ll be able to follow along as your piece comes to life.


Once production of your piece is complete, it will be picked up from our partner’s workroom and transported to a facility in your local area. This varies by location and typically takes 2-4 weeks. At this point, your piece is ready for delivery and you will be contacted by our white glove partners to schedule a date for your delivery. After you place your order, we will provide you with an estimate of when you will receiving your scheduling call based on your zip code. Feel free to reach out to our team prior to placing your order for an estimate of your shipping timeline.

White Glove Delivery

This piece is delivered via white glove service. A two-person delivery team will arrive during your scheduled time, bring your furniture into your room of choice, unpack it, and take all packaging with them.

Easy Returns

We are happy to accept returns on your piece within 30 days of delivery. If you aren't in love, we will arrange for our delivery partners to pick it up from your home. You will be refunded your entire purchase price minus 10%.

Note cancellations after 24 hours will also be charged a 10% fee to offset the material costs that our partners incur.

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Are any Essex Beds ready-to-ship?

Yes we do have a select number of Essex Beds in our most popular fabrics and finishes ready-to-ship. You can view our ready-to-ship options here.

What is the difference between having a fully upholstered headboard on The Essex and a headboard with muslin on the reverse side?

We offer two options for headboard upholstery–one in which the back is fully upholstered in your choice of fabric or leather, and one with a black muslin upholstered onto the back. If you plan to place your bed against a wall, you may opt for muslin upholstery on reverse; however, if you are floating your bed in a space, full upholstery is the right choice.

What kind of support is included for my mattress? Are any other components necessary?

The Essex is made with a system of hardwood slats milled from solid poplar wood. Each slat is 2.25” wide and spaced 3” apart along the foundation of the bed, and additionally secured with center support legs (1 for Queen sizes, 2 for King and Cal King). 

With this highly durable foundation, The Essex does not require a box spring; however, a box spring can be accommodated if preferred. 

Can I use an adjustable mattress or frame with The Essex?

Our beds were designed for use with our support system in mind, however many customers have used alternative support systems with success. 

We are not able to confirm the compatibility of specific systems with Maiden Home frames. Please refer to our Bed Dimensions PDF for dimensions of the bed cavity to determine if your specific system will be compatible.

If you are interested in using an adjustable base, our design team can create a custom invoice for your order at This custom bed will be crafted without the interior side rails and will provide the open cavity needed to use your own support system. Please note that using any support system other than the one that Maiden Home provides will void your warranty.

What is the recommended mattress height?

The Essex Bed has a two inch inset into the frame for a mattress. Our styling recommendation for The Essex Bed is a mattress between ten and twelve inches high. With a mattress at this height, there will be approximately eight to ten inches of the mattress exposed.

Will my mattress fit within the Essex Bed?

The Essex Bed is designed to fit most standard mattresses of the corresponding size, with an additional inch of length and width included to accommodate different types of bedding and slight differences in sizing between different mattress types. Our Bed Dimensions PDF includes the full dimensions for interior mattress space for your reference. We recommend comparing the dimensions of your mattress with this measurement to confirm fit.

Can I order just the headboard for The Essex?

Our beds are only available to order as a complete set with the side rails and footboard.

What are the legs made out of and what finish options are available?

Our artisan partners hand select each material for its beauty and unique character. The Essex’s legs are expertly handcrafted using solid maple, a robust Appalachian hardwood. Our maple wood is domestically sourced from forests in the eastern United States and has been certified and verified sustainable by the US Forest Association.

The Essex’s legs are completed with your choice of four lacquered hues specially finished to highlight the natural grain and character of the wood. Due to the natural materials used, each piece will possess a unique, one-of-a-kind character and may slightly vary.

Can I order wood finish samples?

Wood finish samples for The Essex are available for order here. Please note, variation in grain and texture is to be expected between your wood sample and final piece, given the natural materials used. We’ll be happy to refund your swatch purchase less 10% for handling if returned within 30 days of the original ship date.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Anne Johnston
Essex Bed

5 stars. I ordered my Essex bed in Bone, in Performance Textured Linen. It is gorgeous, 56" high. I am so happy with customer service, they were so easy to connect with and very helpful in finalizing a few decisions based on size and fabric. The bed came in their prescripted time frame. The delivery was highly professional. I look forward to working with Maiden Home with future purchases.

5 Stars

Purchased the Essex bed in performance linen, oyster: it is stunning. Excellent experience with the company, timely, and even the customer service reps were so easy to interact with. They even offered suggestions on appropriate sizes for nightstands based on the height of the bed we ordered. Great experience all around and highly recommend!! Thank you!

Terri Schottenfeld
Unusually great experience!

I am not one to leave reviews, but...I felt it was the least I could do to acknowledge the exceptional quality and extraordinary service we received. We purchased a bed and a sofa/chase. The sofa/chaise looks and feels comfortable without that "sloppy" appearance that oftentimes goes hand in hand with comfort. It also maintains its shape really well. It's perfect! The upholstered bed looks sophisticated and elegant. I was so impressed with the company's communication. I was always kept in the loop, and the pieces were actually delivered on time! The other custom furniture I ordered from various other companies has been delayed for months, so...I very much appreciate my experience with Maiden Home!

Amy Simon
Love The Essex Bed!

This is our first purchase from Maiden Home and won't be the last. We are very happy with The Essex bed. It is covered in Sky performance velvet and is quite lovely. The bed is extremely well made. The delivery crew didn't need any tools to assemble it and they too commented on how well made it is. We very much appreciated the updates Maiden Home sent as the bed was being made. They met the delivery date originally stated and that pleased us very much. Thank you Maiden Home for providing high quality furniture at a fair consumer cost. Looking forward to watching your company grow.

Katherine Williamson
Essex Bed

I am very happy with my Essex bed in Oyster performance linen. The bed is beautiful and the delivery process was simple.