Monday, November 16, 2009

Guest Bedroom Update

Back in September I blogged about my love for DwellStudio for Target's Hadley Headboard. The modern bold stripes paired with the more traditional curve of the headboard is truly high-end design at a budget price. Well, when after a few weeks I still couldn't get it out of my head, I decided to go ahead and purchase the brown and white striped version for one of my guest rooms.

"Before"

After a few weeks of waiting, the headboard finally arrived (in a very large box!) on my doorstep last Thursday. The headboard was easy to assemble -- all we had to do was screw the legs (which you can adjust based on the thickness of your mattress/box spring) and then attach the legs to our existing bed frame.

"After"

While it seems like the "lacquer"-like finish on the frame scratches easily, I was impressed with the upholstery job and solid construction of the frame. All in all a very good product for the money. For a design standpoint in this particular room, I like how the bold stripes play up the striped sheets (also from Tar-jay). By repeating a pattern already existing in the space, I think the headboard lends a sense of cohesion to a space assembled predominately from hand-me-downs and leftovers. I also like the boldness of pairing such a large-scale stripe with a similarly scaled nature motif on the duvet. At some point (because I can't help myself) I'd like to paint the room (in a TBD color, but maybe a soft blue-green?) and upgrade the side tables and lamps to something a bit bolder/more interesting...but for now I'm going to deem this room ready and fit for company -- and just in time for Thanksgiving, too.

18 comments:

Laura@JourneyChic said...

The modern bedding looks soooo much better with the new headboard. The scale is perfect. Great purchase!

pk said...

That is a FABULOUS headboard! And from Tar-jay - gotta love it. Glad to hear that the quality is good too.

pk @ Room Remix

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

That headboard is from Target?! I have to do some deeper digging on their website. I love target, but wow. I appreciate how the fabric is properly lined up within the frame, and what a great shape!
Keep us updated on the progress, paint, etc.! Janell

Kitty said...

i remember that post - it looks great! i love that you have more than one guest room!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I'm with PK - I always wonder about quality, so that's great to know that it's a keeper. Love how it looks!

Christy said...

I love that headboard - and it does work well with your duvet - so pretty! I'd love to be a guest in that room!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Well done - it looks great!

elledee said...

i think this is really really cool! great makeover.

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Sarah said...

Awesome! I'm surprised that's from Target too...great find! Have fun with your guests on Thanksgiving!!!

Ps. I would be psyched if you'd come back for Mood Board Monday again, thanks!!!

Shannon said...

Love the headboard!! Looks fabulous!

Kellie Collis said...

Fabulous headboard! x

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the headboard! Stripes are always a great choice and the headboard is perfect with your duvet.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous choice, darling! Love it!!
That guest room looks very inviting :)

xoxox,
CC

Kara said...

Love the headboard!! The room looks great!

Style Redux 2 said...

Looks great!

Quotidian Grace said...

Fabulous headboard! Really makes the room pop.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Averill - looks terrific. I adored this headboard when you posted it previously. Your home is going to out-rival any 4 star hotel. You may just not get guests to leave!!

Bromeliad said...

Love the stripes.

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