I’ve been shopping for a new master bed and I’ve decided on an upholstered headboard.
Or, so I thought. Easier said than done.
Fully upholstered? Wood frame? Tufted? Nailhead trim? Footboard?
I decided to go with a more authentic French look, and so I want one with a wood frame. These are a little more difficult to find than the all-upholstered versions which are very plentiful.
French yumminess below.
I also decided on new instead of antique. Antique beds can be tricky sometimes with fitting today’s mattresses and bedrails and I didn’t want the bother (been down that road before with custom sized mattress sets on a couple Victorian beds)
Beautiful beds, but I want the convenience of a new one! Sold the top full bed a while ago, but my mom still has the great mid-1800s twin bed below. I know what some of you are thinking, get out the ASCP!!! (But this is actually a fine period antique!)
After much searching, I’ve narrowed it down to two:
Pottery Barn’s Gabriella with it’s weathered oak frame and string-tufted back.
It’s a very pretty Louis XV style indeed.
And, Ethan Allen’s Allesandra with matching footboard. It’s even upholstered on the inside of the footboard. This style is based more on the Louis XVI style. You can get it tufted but you can’t just get the headboard.
I took this photo at the Ethan Allen showroom.
Here are some photos of these two different but similar styles of beds.
(Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture)
I’m really torn. I love them both. I’ve always had a footboard so I’m wanting to try something without a footboard. I’d probably go with the tufted Ethan Allen version if I could just order the headboard. But the one from Pottery Barn is really charming and has nailhead trim.
What do you all think? I really value your opinion.
Linking up to:
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground