My bedroom could use an overhaul and I'm drawn to using some kind of carved, gilded headboard. I have a plain, upholstered headboard with a peach damask linen fabric and the peach is passé these days.Actually, the peach fabric was probably passé when I bought it, but that was before I discovered design blogs.
Nate Berkus designed this room. Unfortunately, I do not know what publication this is from or the photographer's name. Mr. Berkus' website is being renovated, so I could not find any information there. Please let me know if you have details about this photo and I'll update the post.
Of course, I cannot afford an antique, carved, gilded headboard like the one above or this:
The price for this is not shown on 1stdibs, so it's likely an "if you have to ask you can't afford it" item.
Here's another headboard identical to the one above. They are both Italian, apparently from the 1930s. I wonder if there was an Italian version of Crate & Barrel back then where everyone could go to buy the same thing. The bottom half is a pretty blue-green-gray color.
This headboard is more substantial than the others. It's also Italian (I know you're not surprised). This is beautiful, but even if I wanted to buy it, it's too over-the-top for my room. Surprisingly, the price is not over-the-top for an antique.
My taste is more simple--think jeans with flats---so I'm not sure these headboards are really "me", with the exception of the Nate Berkus room, which I would be happy to have as my own. But the room could use a "wow" or two. I've been thinking about the concept and could make my own headboard with some supplies I've found, but I'm concerned that it will look too faux, too Disney-Italian. So, I'll continue to ponder and maybe one of these days I'll take the plunge and make my own. If I do, photos will follow for sure.