I found this little fella across the street at a yard sale last year. I always think these vintage peacock headboards look so sweet in kiddos’ rooms. Plus, err-body’s so busy that it’s easy to get caught up in buying everything on page 59 of the Pottery Barn catalog and calling it a day, so I love it when you get to inject things that are a little more unique – and maybe a little time worn – to give a room some soul.
I actually love it as-is, and the au naturel route has its charms. This one – in a Hamptons Designer Showhouse room by Sara Bengur Interiors (which is perfect, btw) – is in a darker stain that gives it an island-y feel, which I love.
Remodelista also shared this pic from Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, which shows ta go ya that you can keep the headboard neutral and just dress up the bed with bold pillows.
Or if you ever needed a reason to love wicker’s natural finish, there’s this. BANG.
But I’m also thinking of rolling up my sleeves and giving it a fresh coat of something awesome… maybe for one of my knocked-up pals. It’s been done in everything from ROY to G to BIV:
What do you guys think?? I love it in hot pink and in green. OR in this peachy pink perfection – which would be so sweet for a little girl’s room…
…with layers of whites and creams and maybe some charcoal grey on the bed. Like this Boho-went-to-heaven fabric (Sedona Ikat in Java by Beacon Hill), which is about as $$$ per yard as your kid’s first year of college… but it’s good for inspiration:
If you’re looking to do the wicker thing, there’s a few on ebay for $200 and up. But I would suggest keeping your eye on Craigslist, Estate Sales, and yes – my old faithful – the Goodwill.
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