Sometimes, my taste is akin to shooting myself in the foot. This is mostly because I don’t have an unlimited budget, but also because I often find pieces that I think are “perfect” for me, only to have my taste change a few days/weeks/months later. For example, a while back I went through a phase where I desperately wanted a platform bed. So much, in fact, that my husband and I (with our combined carpentry skills of 0) actually flirted with the idea of building one ourselves. Then I realized that while a platform bed would be great for the small space we were living in at the time, it would feel too small if we ever moved into a larger home. This bed, however, satisfies both my desire for something simple with clean lines with the lust for something more grandiose.
It feels like something out of a modern fairytale. It has all the allure of a traditional four-poster canopy bed without all the ornate details that generally make them feel more old world and granny chic than I’d like. And it is intended for outdoor use as well. If you’ve ever watched any of the dozens of reality shows set in a huge mansion with a equally huge pool, then you can easily imagine this bed used as a cabana poolside. Somehow I don’t think that’s how I’d want to spend $4000+, but it’s nice to know that it can serve more than one purpose.
That price tag also reignites in me the itch to try my hand at carpentry, because as much as I love it, it would be a long while before we could save up this much for one piece of furniture.
Why It’s Green:
- Made of plantation-grown teak with a natural oil finish