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!