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

Bed Dimensions PDF

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 receive 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.

Read FAQs

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 ash, a robust Appalachian hardwood. Our ash 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 six 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 17 reviews
Beautiful Bed

Beautiful bed, great delivery & I couldn’t be happier with my purchase and the quality of the bed. I will be shopping with Maiden Home again.

Geaux On
Quick and nice quality

Ordered a ready to ship bed, came quick, delivery team assembled it in 15 mins. Solid construction. Happy with our purchase.

Crosby Tuscan Leather Couches and King Essex Bed

I don't typically write reviews, but the furniture shopping process was so exhausting...this was warranted. Full disclosure, we've only owned our MH furniture for roughly 3 weeks, so I cant yet opine as to long term durability....

We purchased two 7ft bench seat Crosby, Tuscan Brown Leather couches, and a king Essex bed in Oyster performance fabric, during the heat of COVID, following an exhaustive search which included all the major brick and mortar stores and direct to customer online providers. Ultimately we didn't feel like Crate and Barrel/West Elm's quality justified their price, the online shops products wouldn't last, and RH's prices were too hard to justify, though the quality was there. We wanted couches that could withstand kids, dogs, etc. Couches we can use for the next 30 years. The swatches provided were excellent representations of what was delivered, and in our opinion, the final product is at par with RH's quality, and a significant step above CB/WE. The leather is thick and feels durable, yet remains buttery soft to the skin. The house smells like a new expensive one. Scratches show, but we like the look, and they can be removed easily.

Prior to delivery, we were notified that there were issues with our two couches that had been identified by the shipping contractor. After consulting MH, the couches were shipped with the imperfections, which turned out to be what looked like two small burn holes in the same location of both couches. I'm not sure I would have noticed, but after mailing pictures of the imperfections, MH is sending out a specialist to replace the panels on both couches. Needless to say, we've been pleased with the customer service.

The Essex bed is well made, all hardwood...very heavy. Our only complaint is the screw for the center support leg doesn't screw in flush with the support beam, so it impedes the cross bar support from sitting flush. We had to shim a few of the cross bars with cardboard to keep them from knocking. Easy fix, but an issue that might be easily remedied during the build process.

Build/Delivery times were approximately 3 months. CB and RH times were twice that last time we checked. We were kept up to date through the process.

All in all, very pleased with the Maiden Home experience. Such large expenditures made sight unseen are nerve wracking, and we felt like MH did a commendable job of putting many of our concerns to rest. We'll continue to recommend their products, and can see ourselves ordering additional pieces in the future.

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!