Well, this is what came today:
Finally, my dream bed arrived today in all it’s upholstered and nail head trim glory. In case you are wondering, it’s the Allesandra bed by Ethan Allen that I ordered in July. You can get different finishes and fabric but this is exactly how it was in their showroom when I fell in love with it.
I think the nickel nail head adds a modern flair to an otherwise historic French style.
The inside panel of the footboard is even covered in linen and tacked! And, it’s made right here in the good ‘ol USA. North Carolina to be exact.
O.K. I must admit. I thought I had ordered the optional tufting but this is how it came and I couldn’t be happier. (I must have been too busy focusing on the optional nail head trim) If it was a mistake, then it must be serendipity because tufting would have been too busy on this particular piece now that I see it in my room. I like the clean lines better.
Here’s where I need your opinion. I have two choices of bedding and I’m kinda sittin’ on the fence so to say.
You will be jealous when I tell you about the first choice.
My Ethan Allen store was having a big Designer Showroom Floor Sample sale this summer and instead of just looking at the furniture on clearance I always check out the bedding and window treatments. I got this queen 100% silk duvet with standard and Euro shams. Regular retail was $785 and I paid $315! Not bad, huh?
So here’s a sneak peek on the bed. Please forget that it hasn’t been pressed yet and I’m only showing one side of pillows for experimental purposes only.
The second choice is a simple fresh white quilt. Always in vogue.
I’m also playing with the shams. Charcoal gray or toile? Oh, btw the really cool white linen embroidered shams came from Horchow. I had my eye on these for quite sometime and ordered them this past summer when they were on sale.
Here is a sneak peek at a fabric covered toile cornice that I may use on the windows.
Of course, this is just the beginning. I’m still waiting on this guy to arrive.
I’m having additional shelves made and the inside covered (including shelves) in new toile. I’m soooo hoping it will be ready by Thanksgiving.
In the meantime, here is another sneak peek of what I’m thinking about for the sides of the bed. These are antique French shutters that have been stripped. I’m not sure yet though. I think it might be a case of too much of a good thing.
One might think that this is shaping up to be a very Frenchy bedroom.
I certainly hope so.
Let me know what you think so far.
(I’m sooo dying to hang the French sunburst mirror over the bed but I am restraining for now!)