Remember my post about longing for a wood framed, tufted headboard? Well, I never did find it or anything like it. And I had to face the facts - it probably wasn't going to be sent to me by the magical furniture fairy either.
So I moved my focus onto winged tufted headboards. You may recall the head to head bed challenge where nearly all the comments liked the more expensive Crate and Barrell bed much better (so did I!) but the $1400+tax+shipping price tag put me off a bit. That seemed like quite a lot for something I didn't love. So I figured I'd live with the mattress on the floor routine for a while longer.
Then while reading the Apartment Therapy Classifies, I came across this ad. Hmm...interesting. A showroom condition version of this bed for $400?
Designed by the lovely Candice Olsen who always creates such glamourous yet soothing spaces with beautiful fabrics and flattering lighting?
I had to take a look! So I headed over the showroom (which turned out to be a trade only bedding showroom), felt the velvetly fabric and agreed to buy it. I took a really bad photo with my cameraphone:
They also had a blue one (which you can see in the background if you look hard) that I prefered stand alone but it wouldn't have worked against the blue wall.
After a little bit of drama about getting it home, its finally resting safely in the master bedroom.
Of course this brings to glaring light how unfinished this room is. Why is it that the more I get done, the more I have to do? Gah. But at least this one thing is done.
So now I need some help. I need the following pieces:
- New bedding
- A small nightstand on the left side of the bed near the door
- A slightly larger nightstand on the right side of the bed
- A rug
I also need a dresser to sit in the corner of the room next to the fireplace mostly for practical purposes. I'm loving this one but I'm not sure if going with ebony furniture is too harsh in here.
I do like how it contrasts with the very traditional lines of the room and the chandlier though.