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Friday, February 10, 2012

We Found A New BED!!


Yesterday’s shopping trip turned out to be successful. We looked at the French Maison bed first, because it was my first choice, and I was almost certain that it would work.

Wrong!! The finish was close, but too yellow so it would look like we tried to match, but missed. It is a beautiful bed if anyone is looking for that particular style and well made.

I eliminated the upholstered bed, it just did not feel like it would work for me in this particular room. I know aesthetically it would have been fine, but it just missed in my minds eye.

The plank bed was going to look way too massive, and create a horizontal line across the back wall, not the look I was going for.

I am beginning to sound like Goldilocks aren't I?

I realized after looking at the different finishes offered in most of the furniture that I would probably need to go for something entirely different, something a little darker.

Several of you had suggested going with a dark metal framed bed, but I personally don’t like metal beds, they look hard and uninviting to me, but I agreed with your design sense, it would aesthetically looked great.

I was  on my way to look at mattresses, and there it was!!! I heard angels sing, there was an aura around this bed!! Okay, not really but it did capture my interest.

I looked at the tag for the name, price etc. and there really was not much information on it. The salesman told us they had just put out this particular bed that very day, and they did not have all the information on it yet, nor the wood finished or fabric options.

Yes it has wood, and fabric!! Sounds good so far. I am going to show you a bed from Restoration Hardware that is very much like the one we plan on getting from Ethan Allen.

Now you will have to use your visual imagination………

The one we are looking at does not have the four posters, but the shape of the headboard, and foot-board are curved like this one, and it is about the same height.

We will have a choice in the wood color, and also in the fabric color.

Right now I am leaning towards a mocha colored wood, kind of a medium value color, which is the same color family that is the undertone in the distressing of my cream colored  night stands. It is the color that bleeds through, and is the color of the glazing as well on the cream pieces.

Right now my mind is telling me I need to do a cream inset linen in order to tie my existing nightstands, and armoire into the look.

With a mocha wood frame, and cream inset I would go with white bedding like I have now.

I would use less blue, and more white, and cream. I will only use blue as an accent, maybe in a pillow, not really sure right now.

The two styles of bed coverings I am looking at are a plain white diamond matelasse…….

I have also thought of the cream in the diamond matelasse. I ordered one in white for my son’s bed a couple of years ago from William Sonoma Home, but they no longer carry it, and Horchow only has it in a Queen. After a lot of looking I found a white one on eBay in a king size.

My other option would be a Hotel bedding like I already have with a sand/linen colored stitching which would pull the brown tone of the wood into the room nicely. I feel as if I need to have a touch of the sand/linen on the bedding to pull the wood bed frame into the scheme.

Another way of pulling the sand/linen color in would be with the shams.
I have loved a certain pillow sham for quite a while so I am thinking seriously about ordering  it. It is white with the mocha stitching in the embroidering.…….

 Bedding is from Horchow, it is their Essex collection.

I have loved this boxed style sham for a long time. I think it will work with an all white bedding, or a Hotel bedding. I also love the white bedspread like the linen one above, but it does not come in a king so I can not get that one, or I think I might like it for a change!

So that is where I stand right now, the order is ready to be placed as soon as the color options are sent and we got our mattress there and really was pleased with our selection. 

We finished the day off with a visit to Homegoods where we bought a mattress cover, and then went out for a nice dinner at our favorite Chinese food restaurant.

All and all I think it was a pretty nice day, plus I got to spend the whole day with my hubby, which is always a treat for me. I kind of like him!!!

Let me know what you think about bedding options I am always open to fresh eyes. Just keep in mind I want a fresh, soft, light, and airy feel. It also has to go with my existing pieces in the room.

To be perfectly honest I don’t like working for, “ME!” I am the worst client ever!!!

Thank you to all of you that chimed in on my last post. I really appreciate your input and I kept it in the back of my mind while looking. I love all my like-minded readers you all are just the best!!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Sounds lovely, Kathysue...and I know you well enough to know that if you chose it, it is perfect! Can't wait to see!...hugs...Debbie

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I love Ethan Allen. They have beautiful furniture that is high quality. When I was a young bride, I coached by my mother who believed that one piece of good furniture was better than a house full of junk. I still believe that.
Can't wait to see your bed. Happy you found something.

The enchanted home said...

LOVE you bed!!!! Fabulous choice.....woo hoo! Also love the bedding, clean looking and elegant. Like you I adore the crisp white with mocha mongramming or detailing......or you could do white with blue accents, or just tie in all your colors with a great fabric and make 2 small throw pillows to place in front of all the monochromatic bedding, as an accent and maybe tie it in elsewhere, on a chair pillow or something? Theres no stopping me, when it comes to talking about bedding and beautiful beds!!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I love that bed! Very stately and beautiful! I like the linen headboard... I think that will work with any direction you decided to go with the bedding!

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

Oh, I LOVE the bed you chose. I was going to vote for #1 yesterday but love this so much better. What about a more limed finish on the bed? Would that work? I am sure it will be fabulous....I still remember the first time I stumbled on your blog when you had posted your master bed and bath....looks like the perfect retreat!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the bed. Its perfect! I also like where your going with the fabric and bedding. Cant wait to see it all together....

Lee said...

nice choices! I've been helping my 90 yr old mother do a little updating the past few days in her retirement center apt. She commented, "oh, I don't need anything. at my age, why should I buy anything new?" But you should have seen her face light up when we added a some color and texture to her sitting room. Beauty plus love, no better combo. Enjoy your new bedding choices.

You have me thinking bout upholstered headboards and a previous post--would you love it later or are these a trend? I love the softness of linen upholstered headboards and am contemplating adding one to the master bedroom. any more thoughts on this type of headboard?

Unknown said...

Trust your designer (your instincts) you are on the right track! I love the direction you are going but agree isn't it so hard to design for ourselves? I have the hardest time too when it comes to my own home. I love the matelasse (that is what I have) and also the hotel (that is what i used to have) both are classic and timeless. I also have the white and allows me the ability to change pillows whenever I desire and I like the crispness of it.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Woo hoo! I love that bed! It will really make a statement in your room of white and creams. I love all your ideas about bedding too. I don't think you need a lot of mocha trim to tie in the bed frame. I like your idea of the glaze on your furniture being the element that connects everything. Maybe one small pillow right in the middle of your bed with some sort of toile fabric like that headboard in the last photo. You have a great eye so I know you'll figure it out. I'm the same way about decorating my own spaces. It's so difficult!
Sounds like you had a lovely day. Good luck!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, the bed sounds divine. Love the picture of the bedding with that linen bedspread with the long skirt. What site is that from?

Linda in AZ * said...

*** YES, YES, YES!!! And I also A*D*O*R*E that "box" pillow BUNCHES!!! ~~~ I had thought about it before too, as it is SOOO NICE, & PILLOWS are "one of my chocolates"!... (As I recall,wasn't it, maybe, from Soft Surroundings?).

The BEST PART of all this is YES, you not only got to SPEND THE DAY w/ HUBBY, but you got to S*H*O*P, too! Now tell me, how often does THAT dream happen, kiddo?

Warmest hugs,
Linda in AZ *

michele said...

i love it! it's doing to look fabulous, and i never tire of neutrals!!!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow...I LOVE IT!!!!..It was meant to be..

I am sure you will make the right choice for you with regard to the bedding. You have the best of both worlds..fabric and wood...very "dreamy"..So happy for you!

Melinda said...

Perfect choice, I'm sure it will look wonderful. I'd love one just like that for our room, because I have the wonderful Martyn Lawrence Bullard fabric I have for the bedhead that I still want to use,although I'd love a four poster. Can't wait to see it all set up. Mel (Georgica Pond) x Ps I haven't been able to pick the Name/URL identity for a while on your comments box, so it probably just comes up as my regular google identity.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Fabulous choice...love the bed and the bedding sounds really wonderful too. Can't wait to see it all installed. XO, Mona

Anonymous said...

I love the bed you chose! Please share specifics when you can. Thanks! Also, can you share any info on the twin beds in this post. I would want it in a queen, but love this style. Thanks again.

Karen T.

Kathysue said...

Karen T. The bedding is from the Essex collection from Horchow. I just put up a link under the picture of the bedding. Just click on the word Horchow and it will take you right to it, Good luck, Kathysue

Jemsmom said...

That is going to be beautiful! You will pick the perfect bedding! I love a matelasse, but I have been looking at the hotel collecion myself! The bed linen on the twin bed reminds me of my childhood when we all had the comforters that went to the floor! I love it! I can't wait to see everything when you have it all put together!


It's going to be great by the looks of it!!! Will it take long to get??? Once we went to a king bed (about 5 years ago) it was life changing!!!

laxsupermom said...

Sounds beautiful! Love the texture of matelasse, but really like the hotel collection, too. Looking forward to seeing the bed in place.

Beach House Living said...

Sweet dreams!

Just Spiff It said...

Congratulations on your new bed. I really love the direction you are going with your bed linens as I love, love , LOVE the essex from Horchow!! Can't wait to see the big reveal!!