As some of you know, I tried the York headboard from Pottery Barn. I'm a custom order girl.. I know better. But it was just too appealing in the online pix to resist (and it could be delivered on move-in day). The York is lovely and grand but isn't quite what we're seeking. It is a good value for the price point. Given the choice, however, one should always "invest" in quality rather than "spend" on what's easy. I'm always telling this to others, but often fall prey to the quick fix myself. Fast and available always seem tempting, Well-made furnishings that last are always worth the wait - even if it does occasionally take weeks for delivery.
My solution? My reason to wait? This lovely Fifth Avenue bed from Thomas O'Brien. Yes, it's a Hickory Chair piece (you know my weakness!). The nail heads are optional (as are siderails and footboard). I love the idea of doing this in a vintage velvet in a hue like the one above - the ultimate neutral. I adore that silhouette at the head of the bed and the detail on the sides and footboard. This is a very classic frame that will be stylish for years to come. In our case, I plan to skip the nailheads. As much as I adore them I won't always want them - not to mention the additional decision of which finish to order on those. There's a precision to Thomas's designs that always satisfy my need for perfection. Fifth Avenue delivers the best of both worlds: masculine edge and full out glamour. It's a design marriage made in Hickory Chair heaven. Doesn't get better than that. Anything designed by TOB? Well worth the wait.