Ask DW: Which bed?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My kids decided let's have another 'let's sleep in mama's bed and drive her insane' kind of night last night. So a nice 'kid-free' cushy bed is on my mind right about now. That brings me to a suitably related topic for Ask DW. Reader C is debating over bed choices. Apparently she has a blank slate for a room so this is the very first purchase. Should she go upholstered or go leather? She is worried the upholstered one will fray and look worn over time but she is also worried that her leather wood combo might get dated fast (well, actually I put that in her head). Ok folks, who has an opinion? Let the design brainstorming begin.
Upholstered classic? Maybe because I have always had a solid wood bed or maybe its the crazy nailhead detail. Who knows...I would love to sleep here. Again, C is worried fabric will fray over time. Image via here.
I think this is my pick. This bed is just too dreamy. It can be found here.

Or should she go for a leather wood combo like this? Nice, clean lines and another win. Her significant other likes this one. Image via here. 

It certainly would work in any room? Bed available here. What do you guys think? Which way should she go?


LifeBegins@Thirty said... [Reply to comment]

It is impossible for me to vote for anything other than Collette. How gorgeous is that bed?!

GB said... [Reply to comment]

Linen and nailhead trim please!

theLENNOXX said... [Reply to comment]

I love the first bed you picked, it's perfection! I don't think the fabric will fray, unless you buy a really cheap bed with very weak upholstery (which I don't even think is available). Fabric sofas hold up a long time before it frays and they are subjected to a lot more.. I say classic design in neutral color and you're safe =)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I suggest a fabric headboard with square lines. I've got this nailhead upholstered headboard from West Elm I love it because in less than an hour I can slipcover over the headboard with any fabric I want to completely the change the look. It is just so easy and so much fun. The nailheads to not show through (I use fairly heavy fabric).

DesignTies said... [Reply to comment]

I'd go with a fabric headboard. To me, it has a softer look than a leather headboard, and a bed should be all about comfort and softness :-)

I don't think a fabric headboard will fray over time. Although I guess that depends on the type of fabric and if you tend to sit against the headboard a lot to read in bed. On an episode of Cityline, Brian Gluckstein showed a bedroom he designed that had an upholstered headboard with pretty pieces of fabric draped over it to give some added protection.

You're right, I SHOULD pick up a lottery ticket!! And if I win the big jackpot, I'm going to buy that gorgeous Ocean Breezes house!!


Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

I have the same headboard as anon...the West Elm nailhead...its not super tall...but, this is "if I had to choose..." Option 1!

BTW Anon - I am SOOO going to try slip-covering my are a genius!!!!!!!

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Shadi said... [Reply to comment]

I own the first one and love it!

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