Monday, January 10, 2011


We have been planning a move to Houston for about five years now, and one of the first things I am going to do in our next house is to decorate the master bedroom.  You see, about 25 years ago when my taste was much different than it is now, I purchased a mahogany four poster bed that I have to vault to get into as it is so high.   I don't know what I was thinking when I purchased that bed, but I have certainly paid the price for that poor decision.  

Unfortunately, my husband has this attitude that when you buy furniture, clothing, decorating items, or just about anything, you should keep it and live with it forever.   I usually arrange to make my Salvation Army donations when he is out of town or else he starts opening the boxes, removes the items I thought were out of my house for good and insists we keep them.  Does anyone else have a husband like this? 
While I am able to sneak out some of the smaller items in the house, this mahogany monster is a real challenge for me.  

For now, I am putting a file together of bedrooms for my inspiration.  Here is a bedroom that Phoebe Howard designed for an Atlanta Showhouse.  

 I really love this brass etagere (below) with its clean simple lines.


  1. I have the same 4 poster bed you have to vault to get into! I want a different style bed so badly and my husband still thinks its the perfect bed. I hope if we move the movers will drop it down the stairs and it will shatter into a million peices. One can dream! Perhaps the mahogony monster could get lost in the move to Houston ;o)

  2. Patti, I have the exact same problem! I have a mahogony four poster bed (which cost me a fortune many years ago) and I want so badly to replace it with an upholstered headboard in a nice neutral....!

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