A hardworking staple, the daybed is indispensable as a room divider,visual anchor, and seat provider (perhaps no other piece is quite as handy for a cocktail party). On a purely indulgent level, it's an oasis of comfort: an invitation for curling up with a good book or whiling away an afternoon in a particularly h, stylish version of dolce far niente.
French details, pleated arms. Dmitriy, $9,909; .
Hand-carved neoclassicism. Hamish, $4,175; .
A conversation piece, literally. (2725), to the trade; .
Elemental and au courant. Halle, to the trade; .
Beach house–ready rattan. Avalon, $795; .
Minimal footprint, maximum style. Olivo, $4,175; .
Angular elegance by Laura Kirar. Lola Chaise, $10,429; .
Jean-Michel Wilmotte's luxe Hadrien. To the trade; .
Conceals a pullout bed. Trundle, $4,760; .
Curvaceous cool. Dutch, $3,650; .
Mid-century mod. Avellino, to the trade; .
Cushy chic by Lillian August. Belvedere, $6,100; .