I've been wanting to build a bed for a very long time. I wanted to do it with my dad but he passed away in January. Between my pregnancies/post delivery fatigue and his chemo treatments we never got the opportunity during his visits. My dad had the experience and know-how of wood working. His father was a carpenter. It wasn't until my dad's last visit that I learned of my grandfather's extensive craftsmanship and what he passed onto my dad. I feel I missed out on a lot of learning but I'm glad I got to hear the stories. It does explains why I love working with wood so much.
We need a king size, platform bed. I think that's the style that best suits the direction of our intended decor. Plus, I feel it's the safest kind of bed when toddlers are wanting to join you at 5am. I also love beds that have either no or very minimal headboards. One of my favorite sites for inspiration was the Cookie Magazine website. The Home Tours section had these amazing kid-friendly homes. I liked the European bedrooms the best. Now that I'm doing research I can't find those pictures because Cookie Mag is defunct and their website is disintegrating....so sad.
Although beds with large headboards and tons of pillows are regal and beautiful, to me they feel like a hotel or a mall display. There is something private and sexy about a simple bed. I prefer the elegance in the details surrounding the bed it self or in the thread count. When I see a home with a paired down bedroom decor I feel the intimacy of the space. And that's what a bedroom is about. I think you can also get the most insight to a person by seeing their bedroom.
Here are some of the pictures inspiring me so far. Unfortunately I can't remember where I found most of these. I've been collecting pictures for a while now.
No idea where this bed is from. Thought Room and Board but now I can't find it.
I like the "raw" feel of this bed, although it wouldn't work for us. I can just hear the complaints of bruised toes and shins.
From Cookie Mag. How intimate and lovely is that heart of pictures above the bed?
A little too "pauper" for me, but I still love the simplicity.
Too much headboard but I do love the way the planks are laid out in this design.
The following two night stands are what I'm thinking of using.
The first one would have less storage space but it would mean a
cleaner looking space.
From CB2. I like this one quite a bit and of course you all know much I like hairpin legs.