Monday, August 18, 2008

I'm mad...

Not angry, just a bit crazed. Well, you know I had my condo warming and you would think that I would be done looking for ways to improve on my new home, but I seriously have a problem because I CAN'T STOP! Every store I pass by, every website I browse and every television show I watch is keeping my brain spinning around what I can do next. Maybe this is what it means to be a home owner, but I am becoming (or have become) quite obsessed. So the latest and greatest search is based on my new found love for the AMC original show "Mad Men" (on Sundays at 10/9 central).

This show is based in the 60's in Manhattan and the set design is incredible. I love everything from the clothing to the draperies, but most recently I am in love with this:

Not the half-naked man or the smoking blonde, but the turquoise blue velvet tufted headboard. Every scene that involves this headboard, goes in one ear and out the other. I can't focus, people! I must have the headboard. Or one in it's likeness. And believe it or not, this is something I legitimately need. Look at my sad bed all alone without a headboard...

Just imagine a velvet tufted headboard in white or possibly mustard? Beautiful, right? So, my OCD mind has been searching the internet and have come up with several less than perfect options, but I want to share them with you nevertheless.

So, this one is close, but the color may not be quite right. It is from Horchow
and the price is a bit steep at $750 after shipping.

Then there is this one from Urban Outfitters:

It's about half the price, but does it look tacky?

And speaking of tacky, check out this monstrosity:

Via So Haute

I'm all for art deco/nouveaux, but this is a little over the top. It's no surprise that this bedroom belongs to none other than sister of the queen of all things tacky, Miss Nicky Hilton.

Anyway, wish me luck in my search and let me know if you think of any places I should check out. I'll be sure to let you know once I find something suitable.


Leah said...

This is actually something that is a pretty easy DIY project. Even down to the button tufting. I'm sure you can find plenty of blog posts about it & templates online.

For the record though, I agree that the one at Horchow is superior.

Pixie said...

I love them too!! Our bed looks retardedly bare, but its hard to find a headboard for a King sizer.
I also love it when Nestor makes a cameo :)