CHEAP LUXURY: Mirrored Headboard

Posted August 26th, 2009 by design4men and filed in Furniture, Interior Design
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Recently I was looking through old magazines for a project and I happened upon fashion designer, Naeem Khan and his wife’s loft in SOHO freatured in Elle Decor, circa 2006.  I am sure they have redesigned or moved since the feature came out.  However, I tore out this image of their bedroom because I was fascinated by the mirrored sculpture Khan designed with interior designer Tom Scheerer.   Recently, I was looking through the CB2 store catalog and noticed their Perspective Mirror (shown in room and detail shot below) which bears a striking resemblance to the Khan and Scheerer sculpture, yet on a much smaller scale and at significantly less cost.  For those not in the know, CB2 is Crate & Barrel 2, a less expensive and more fun spin off of the father company.   Stores are in New York and California, sorry Bostonians.  I am not sure how much that custom mirrored headboard cost to make but I bet probably a pretty penny.  My idea is to mount 3 of the mirrors together on the wall above my bed, they are 24-1/4″ sq and only $150 each, so ($450 total).  If I had the ceiling height, I would do 6 of them which would give more of the effect in the image above.   My bed is the tall wood bed frame from West Elm sans headboard.  I have been waiting to find just the right headboard or the right solution, this could be it.  And it is definitely a good habit, to tear out or tag images that you like and keep them for when you spot a cheaper alternative.   I obsessively keep them organized in binders but you might prefer a cool box or something less anal.

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Also the bedding situation above is not the most ideal for me…I prefer the bedding shown below from the Modern Metropolis collection by Ralph Lauren home.  And I am in the process of re-bedding to acheive a similar look, so I will let you know how that goes.  An aside, changing your bedding can drastically change the look and feel of your bedroom and it is very inexpensive.  I recommend you shop stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx.

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