Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bed Head

Today was one of those days where I did not. want. to. get. out. of. bed.  At all.  But I dragged myself out - eventually - only to spend all day wishing I could crawl back in.  I guess I'm just feeling totally exhausted today - so much so that I feel like I did the trans-atlantic flight that my Mother-in-law just did (she arrived with us this morning and we are oh-so happy to see her, especially her youngest fan!).

I saw this image in Lonny a few weeks ago when the new issue was launched and I've spent pretty much all month dreaming about this bed.  It's pretty perfect, and those nail heads - amazing. Here it is: 
I love an upholstered headboard.  LOVE.  Maybe it's because I had one when I was a little girl - it was covered in a beautiful peach floral fabric (my little girl room was peach, not pink, an girly alternate that I just love, I must say), with beautiful piping and pleating around the frame.  I wish I had a photo to share with you, it really was lovely and I wish I still had it for my little girl.  Alas, that was not to be!

Right now I have a wrought iron bedframe.  Don't get me wrong, I loved it at the time and it's pretty, but I'm ready for something new.  Something comfortable, chic, elegant.  Something upholstered, natch.  So I went scouring the ol' internet and founds some beautiful pieces out there just waiting for me to come and claim one. 

Here's one that's oh-so-similar to the custom-made one featured in Lonny above.  It's from the good ole folks at Pottery Barn:
Pottery Barn



Martha Stewart for Bernhardt Greenwich Street Bed
Crate and Barrel's beautiful Collette bed

JC Penny what?!?!  Elegant upholstered headboard with (my favorite) nail-head trim?  Yes, please!

Sweet dreams, y'all!


  1. Wouldn't you need a MUCH bigger apartment to have all of these???? Like a Mansion??? I still like the bit of wood so its the Martha Stewart one for me!!!!!

  2. Here is my upholstered head board but in a dustry blue velvet

  3. Can you post a DIY on how to make an upholstered headboard too? ;) I drool over the C&B Collette bed every time!

  4. Ah Freck - I KNEW there was something I forgot to post. That'll be coming up next - thank you for reminding me!

  5. They are all beautiful but my favorite is your dream bed too....and with the bed linen it is just really classic and elegant. I think I might be terrified though to get it in white in case I (or more likely someone else I know!) would spill something on it!

  6. Love your choices... I am obsessed with the West Elm catalog! I just got the new one two days ago. I love pouring over it and wishing I had the money to spend lots and lots. Haha! :)