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Friday, February 18, 2011

A New Addition...

A couple of weeks ago I was browsing at a local furniture store with one of my best friends and fell in love with a bed.  I really wasn't in the market for a bed, and of all things, a bed shouldn't be an impulse purchase.  I had a perfectly fine mahogany bed, although I will admit I wasn't totally in love with the style.  I thought about it and thought about it and thought about it.  This new bed wasn't cheap.  So I put my bed on Craigslist, and what do you know, it sold lickety split.  After sleeping with the mattress and box springs on the floor for a couple of weeks, and with my Craigslist money burning a hole in my pocket, I decided to check back and see if the bed was still available.  It was.  So....

Look what showed up at my house today!

The bed is made of birch and has amazing Chinese chippendale styling.  That is why I fell in love with it.  I know that upholstered headboards are all the rage, but I've never fallen for a bed the way I fell for this one.

I'm working on revamping my bedroom a bit.  And I am sure I will blog about that when I finish it up.  But here is the headboard in its final resting place. 

Putting together the siderails and footboard...

Even the footboard has a little chippendale detail.

Putting on the sheets...

And after I quickly made it up!  The pillow with the monogrammed silk applique is from Pillow Talk, and the white matelasse bedding is from Ikea.  You can't tell from these pictures, but this bed is tall!  The headboard is 70-inches at its tallest point.  When I finish with the room I will do a thorough look at everything.  But I am so excited to start with the bed!

I am trying to decide whether or not to skirt it... I made a bedskirt in the same fabric as my curtains.  But a skirt will cover up the footboard and side rails (you can't do it underneath because of the support beams).  So tell me what you think- to skirt or not to skirt?

In a Charlotte Moss moment I gathered the curtains instead of pleating, but after a year I am not loving the gathered style, and when I have time, I am going to make them into pleated panels. It shouldn't be a difficult project!  Stay tuned next week for some sewing advice from the MoS Girls.  We both use our trusty machines quite often!

Have a great weekend!

EDITED TO ADD:   Quite a few readers have requested the details on the bed.  The manufacturer is Highland House (a Century brand), and the style is called Brighton.  It is available at Horchow (I guess they licensed it?) here.  I purchased it at The Boulevard in Charlotte, where it was a good bit less expensive than at Horchow (and you save the extra $600 shipping fee....) 

24 comments:

nancy said...

What a glorious headboard!! Of course you had to get the bed.
I love the look as is, without the bedskirt. But you could also do what I do when I simply can't decide (especially as you've already made the bedskirt): You could be seasonal, i.e., have the bed as is during the warmer weather, and then a cozier look with bedskirt when it's cold.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Love the bed! I would skip the skirt, the frame is really pretty.

Christine Kennedy said...

I am green with envy. That is a beautiful bed. No skirt. I'd hate to cover up all the beautiful details.

Nicole said...

Oh I love it!! It really defines your bedroom. Would you mind sharing the manufacturer and model name, if you know them? And I'm assuming that's new and not vintage, right?

Hooper Patterson said...

Wow! This bed made my heart skip a beat. I love it. Amazing find!!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Yahoo - everything fell into place - that is when you know it was meant to be! (My husband doesn't agree with that logic :)). Personally I wouldn't skirt it, only because of the beautiful detailing on the legs and the side boards...they are too nice!

jandjhome said...

What a gorgeous bed. That is an amazing find. I once saw this very intricate bed on laying on the fence of a house. I think they were getting rid of it, but it wasn't on the curb. I so regret it. Your bed reminds me of it.

Betsy said...

Oh my goodness--this is the most beautiful bed! It looks great in your room. I don't think it needs a skirt. It's striking on its own. Either way, it's gorgeous. What a find!

Anonymous said...

Stunning, simply stunning!
My vote is no skirt.

I Do Declare said...

Very beautiful!

Debra said...

Amazing bed!!! No skirt please.

Kiley said...

No bed skirt, but what you could do is put the skirt over the box springs so that it hangs down but not over the nice side rails. I just use a white sheet over my box springs but I could see using something a little more fun with a pattern. Then you just need to make sure you coverlet or duvet doesn't cover up the pretty fabric. That bed is to die for!

Anonymous said...

You can use the bedskirt and still let the beautiful frame show. Cut off the fabric that goes under the mattress and then staple gun the skirt to the inside of the frame. I did this for my daughter's bed and it worked great!

central bark designs said...

Beautiful. No Skirt Required!

Danielle said...

I am so impressed with your patience...that was amazing! I would have been far less reasonable and would have purchased it before I sold the other. As for bed skirt...no way, the bed is just too gorgeous and doesn't need anything! So happy for you and great find!!! Have an awesome weekend ladies!! xx Danielle

My Many Moments said...

Just gorgeous! What an amazing find! I thought I should introduce myself. My name is Heather and I'm a follower of yours. Your blog is one of the first I go to in the morning :)
Take Care,
Heather
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The Stylish Chick said...

Love the bed...it's a beauty!! I'm not entirely sold on a bedskirt, but if you do decide to opt for one, remove the skirt from the decking, then use sticky velcro to attach to the backside of the foot and side rails. Works like a charm!!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Wow.. it's spectacular! x

Mary said...

Absolutely beautiful!! The monogram pillow looks fantastic. I would forgo the skirt. It looks great without it. I love anything Chinese Chippendale and have for almost 40 years. Still have a 34 year old coffee table in my basement with this design I can't seem to part with (just too low to use now). Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful home!

Evie said...

oh wow, that was an EXCELLENT buy. Truly gorgeous! Fabric covered headboard who?

traci zeller designs said...

LOVE IT. No skirt - the detail on the footboard is gorgeous!!

Oh, and of course you girls sew. What don't you do?!?!?!! ;-)

kayce hughes said...

So beautiful!

Jenn @ LL4L said...

Wow MOS! What a beautiful bed! This was a great find. What a statement piece. I don't think it needs a headboard...the frame is so pretty on it's own!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

It works out like that. When you really want something someone comes and makes the transaction just that easier. I am so glad you bought it. It looks amazing in the room.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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