I finally found the headboard I want for my spare room! I forgot that I had seen the perfect headboard in Paris!
This gracious beauty was for sale at Blanc d'Ivoire's shop in Printemps. It was even the perfect height for my location. And now I recall why I didn't buy it - they don't ship to Canada and it was about 800 Euros, which is a little over my budget for a simple headboard. But oh, how I lingered over it. I snapped this shot for you, dear readers (the saleslady was rather cross with me).
Tonight I found this beauty at OKA design, another favorite shop over the pond. They probably would ship to Canada but it's also rather dear (almost 1000 pounds!).
Oh, and just in case you're wondering, that Ethan Allen bed was CAN$2800 (about $2400 US). Can you believe it? I mean seriously, it's probably machine made in China. I shall have to investigate further and find out - perhaps it is made slowly and surely by skilled craftsmen and would be worth the cost, but I doubt it.
Which brings me back to the upholstered bed frame.
I still cannot find one ready-to-buy in the height I require. I am now considering having one custom-made, like this beauty, also from OKA. Several shops in town will make simple upholstered headboards, saving one tedious hours of DIY (no, it is not so easy - I know a designer who spent 6 hours making one, not to mention the time to get the rental saw from Home Depot, the wood, the fabric, etc. when you don't have a live-in carpenter/seamstress). I would rather pay someone $700 (the going rate) and get a perfect custom job with a removable slip I can launder.
But I am still on the fence. I have living room furniture in need of TLC (an upholstery job, a slipcover job), and we need a new furnace. And I want a new digital camera. Ah...the joys of slow decor indeed.
Happy hunting to you too.