Thursday, June 18, 2009

Headboards.....



Ok, not everyone would want or could live the lifestyle that Emilio Pucci's headboard requires. It.. is... a bit over the top with all the gilding and damask....





Dusty pink velvets and floating cherubs overhead might not be the last thing you want to see either as you close your eyes at night. This headboard from the Palazzo Sagredo in Venice is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Am I still too over the top for your taste?







Inspired by the Palazzo Sagredo bed, U.S. decorators Bray, Schaible and Mitchell had it duplicated for a showcase home in the 70's.






Take a closer look.....the entire headboard is ..trompe l'oeil!!!!! Be still my heart! What a concept! Decorative artists collectively will skip a heart beat over this idea. Imagine what could be created by a skilled artisan.




This headboard was on display in Paris at Maison et Objet. I love the monochromatic scheme and soft palette the artist used. This is another example that anything can be a blank canvas to an artist!






If all the gilding and rococo architecture doesn't interest you, maybe this is your style.
Here is a fabulous designer acrylic headboard from Sheerhome in the U.K. This one is appropriately named the "Sir Elton"....(you can get an electrified version as well)





This "Escher-esque" design is printed on reclaimed cork and can stand alone as framed art or make an artistic statement as a headboard. Source is Better Living Through Design.








Wanting to go green? This headboard utilizes reclaimed wood. What a great statement it makes! Once again, Better Living Through Design is the source.
Whether you are counting sheep or dreaming in the land of Nod, make it in a bed with a headboard that fits your personality! An old door, iron gate or drapery panel will never be looked at again in the same way!

11 comments:

Style Redux 2 said...

Wonderful. I especially love the monochromatic one from Maison et Objet. That could be done on a budget wlth wallpaper or photocopying. But I'd rather have someone like you paint one for me!

Theresa Cheek said...

We have similar taste Beth. I love that headboard as well!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

That trompe l'oiel headboard is fabulous! I think that designing headboards would be a really interesting occupation. The ideas are endless.Thanks, Theresa.
Catherine

Theresa Cheek said...

Catherine, I am losing sleep thinking about creating a trompe headboard!LOL!

Kitty said...

Thanks for stopping by O.O. I love the burl-headboard above. i vacationed at an inn in Jenner, California last summer. There were huge redwood burls just like the ones above hung all over the place! Too cool! I'm gonna follow you!

Theresa Cheek said...

Thanks for the comments Kitty!

Fauxology said...

I like Emilio's headboards just fine, LOL! This was a great post - LOVE the pics!

Theresa Cheek said...

Yeah Regina, Emilio's headboard is pretty incredible! Thanks for checking in.

Lynne Rutter said...

how fortuitous to see this post! i was just giving up on my upholstered headboard and looking into getting a scroll saw so i could cut something out to paint!
(er--- on my LIST, you know!)
i gathered about 20 pictures of scrolly venetian style beds. you have a great collecton here!

Theresa Cheek said...

Lynne, keep me posted on what you decide on! Glad I could give some sources for you.

Theresa

TLC_Designs said...

Great post! Just found your blog by coincidence and I am happy I did :) This post is exactly the kind of post I love to read - a mixture of design and travel ;)

Looking forward to returning soon!

*Tania @ Passport2Design.com

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