Friday, June 24, 2011

Fun Friday Find: One Headboard, Three Styles

I came across this article in an old Southern Accents magazine. Birmingham designer Liz Woods was asked to design a headboard that could anchor the look of three unique bedroom styles. She chose to use a simple rectangle shape, upholstered it and added nailhead trim which you know I love. (See why Here) This really would be a simple headboard to make! 
Have you or would you try this? 
Look at the different looks that Woods created:

White bedding with purple ikat pillow
"I designed this headboard with one goal in mind: to keep it classic and enduring," says designer Liz Woods. "I chose a simple rectangular shape that is versatile and easy to slipcover."

This first look is feminine and pretty. A tone on tone design with a contrasting Ikat pillow that completes the look!

Natural linen fabrics on bed

My personal favorite ,except I could never have a bare tile floor in the bedroom. I do love the more masculine, tailored look  of the bed. I've never cared for bedskirts- do you? ...Besides,  tucking in the bedding shows off more nailhead trim! 

White duvet with green leaf motif and orange accents

The natural rug and green patterned duvet give this bedroom a very organic feel. Notice the contrasts in texture- quilted skirt, fluffy duvet, velvet pillows and natural weave rug. Remarkably, it works!

This last photo is a different headboard altogether but with the same lines. Again, simple enough to make albeit a little more work with all of the tufting but WOW- I think it would be worth it. 
Now this is fun! 

Which of these looks is your favorite? 

BTW, There is still time to send me your pics for The Monday Mix- Totebags and Decor
Send photos to before Sunday evening.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Liz did a great job changing the look of the three rooms using the same headboard. My personal favorite is the second style. Clean lines, modern and neutral. Love it!

  2. I like them all, although I am finally beginning to realize the difference between what I like and what I can live with. I think the two that I could easily live with are the first and second. This is really cool. Just goes how changing the accessories makes a huge difference.

  3. I just love the first look, it's so soft and pretty! Great way to show how versatile that headboard can be!

  4. I agree that the headboard seems to be shown off the best in the tailored version. Maybe just slap a rug down there and it's a perfect room:)

  5. They're definitely all pretty, its so ineresting to see how the bedding changes the whole look. I'm gravitating towards the third one, I guess I always go where the color goes!