Saturday, February 25, 2012


Bedroom with a white slipcovered headboard, green floor length curtains, tile floor and a brass chandelier

The weekend is here...who doesn't think of relaxing, sleeping in, taking it easy? Most people do...

I on the other hand have a million design ideas racing through my head as I wake up early and start running around.

Let's see...this weekend's design dilemma...the bedroom...

Thinking of changing out my headboard...wondering if I should go for slipcovered headboard that is plain white (above) or an upholstered headboard with a little pattern to it (below). Hmmm...thinking...

Bedroom with a white  upholstered headboard, large window and a white nightstand with a floating drawer

Which do you prefer? Plain or printed headboard?  Please weigh in.

Also, what are your weekend plans? Any designing involved?

Happy Saturday!


P.S.  Once again, I realize the title of the post and the content are off...I know there are two photos and the title is singular...can't self edit...even on the weekends it seems!

P.P.S.  Also, I love the little floating nightstand in the second photo.  What a great space saving idea...attache a nightstand top to the wall.  Smart.

Photos: Melanie Turner Interiors; Charles Spada


  1. love the printed !!

  2. Both are so lovely, it's hard to choose! Fortunately, with slipcovers you can easily do both and rotate them out. I'd be partial to the plain white one, simply because my drapes are patterned.

    I'm most likely working on my kitchen cabinets this weekend. They're old, ugly things from circa 1970, but well made and structurally sound. They just need a face lift, so I'm painting them white and replacing the hardware. Voila! Instant loveliness! Well... maybe not so instant!

  3. I like solid/plain to bedding can be changed out on a whim! However, I prefer the upholstered to the slipcover. Just looks neater more finished.

    Spending the weekend on the east coast with my two little grandsons while blueeyedbride is blog conferencing.

  4. I love the printed headboard! It is so lovely.

  5. The bed is usually the focal point. The printed one reflects that. The white is lovely too. I like the comment about changing them out.

  6. I would definetely go for the plain.
    Its just beautiful.

  7. I love the top one. Nothing says relax better than white on white:) So pretty!

  8. I vote white on white. I have a major crush on white lately.

  9. I like the slip covered headboard, is more versatile and casual/youthful. Love the modesty panel at the window, a great option for privacy issues. Again, something old is something new

  10. I too like the idea of a slipcovered headboard and you can change it out. I would think it would be a super easy slipcover to make.

  11. Beautiful light fixture in the first photo dahhling...

  12. Definitely the second....but I think a little tufting would add some peaks of interest!

  13. Hi Coco, Definitely the top one. Plain wins. Slipcovered looks smart without being stuffy or old fashioned.

    cherill w

  14. I love the printed one. Very restful and sophisticated look. Just enough pattern too.

  15. Hey Coco,
    I'll take a solid or a printed headboard just as long as it's padded! Also love a floating nightstand, adds a touch of high-style whimsy.
    P.S. tagged you in my blog this morning. Check it out when you can.
    And thanks for sharing your amazing blog. I read it daily.

  16. You know, I've been wanting to ditch my dark four poster in favor of an upholstered headboard, and what's been holding me back is the fear of COMMITMENT to one headboard fabric that I'll be stuck with. Slipcovering the headboard is a great idea; it enables you to take some risks, play around with a wilder fabric knowing you can switch it out -- and send it to the dry cleaners if your husband puts his dirty feet on it or something. Because if you put a white linen headboard on a man's bed, he WILL come up with a reason to put his dirty feet on it!