The apartment I stayed at in Paris last year had the most fabulous bed. It was a gas lift bed with a huge storage area underneath. I'm sure these are a dime a dozen in the northern hemisphere, and have seen them on several websites, but down in Oz they're still not that common.
When I update my bed next I really want to get one. The bed above, "Leila" (great name), is available here from Jardan. I quite like the simplicity of the design, and love the removable linen cover.
Would love to see some more styles though. If anyone has seen some other great styles available here in Oz, please let me know!
Images from Jardan.