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If you’ve been following along on my antiquing adventures then you know 2 things about me:
1) That I spend a fair amount of time at estate sales.
2) That I’m all about a serious bargain.

Enter this perfectly distressed, cane-backed French Provincial headboard that I recently found in an Oak Ridge, TN garage for… wait for it… just 10 bucks! I couldn’t believe the estate sellers had priced it SO low — especially considering how hot French antiques are right now. I vaulted over a pile of old lumber, pulled off the price tag and hot-footed it straight to the check-out table to pay before anyone else could lay claim.

Once I placed it in my guest room, I remembered one small detail about older headboards — they’re short. Often much, much shorter than modern headboards. So short, in fact, that the pillows dwarf my new French beauty:French Provincial Headboard Before Learn my designer trick for making this headboard much taller

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You guessed correctly if you chose option C. Designer Meredith Heron placed two coral-patterned stools at the foot of the bed to enhance the orange color of the headboard.

Orange Contemporary Bedroom

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Lisa V. is the winner of an HGTV baseball cap, gardening gloves and this month’s issue of HGTV Magazine. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

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You guessed correctly if you chose option B. Designer Jamie Herzlinger picked a neutral, feminine headboard to balance out the dramatic wallpaper.

Bedroom Design by Jamie Herzlinger

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We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Mary Jo is the winner of this month’s issue of HGTV magazine and an HGTV FrontDoor fleece scarf. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

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I’m OBSESSED with HGTV Green Home 2012. The one and only downside to working at HGTV: I can’t enter to win this drool-worthy home. I could whine about it all day long, but that just means that you, my friends, need to get busy and enter twice per day, everyday, so I can come visit all the time. (HGTV par-tay!) In the meantime, if you’re dying to bring in some Green Home charm to your casa, why not take inspiration directly from the home itself? One of my favorite rooms is the master bedroom; it’s so soothing with a natural green, blue and brown color palette. The most eye-catching part of the room, though, is the raffia-upholstered headboard that goes all the way up to the ceiling. You’re dying to make it, aren’t you? We have the step-by-step instructions below, and you’ll be shocked at how simple it is.

HGTV Green Home 2012 giveaway master bedroomAdd an eco-friendly, raffia-upholstered headboard to your queen-size bed.

HGTV Green Home 2012 giveaway master bedroom headboardTwenty-five 12-inch squares upholstered in natural raffia are then set in five rows of five to create this grandeur design.

HGTV Green Home 2012 giveaway headboard project

Cut fabric into 16″ x 16″ squares. Lay a single fabric square down, center the padding on top of the fabric, and then center a 12″ x 12″ plywood square on top of the padding and fabric square. Press one side of the board down, sandwiching the padding between the fabric and the board. Fold the fabric over the side of the board and staple, starting in the center and working toward the edges. Leave 2 inches upstapled on each side of the corners. Continue stapling all other sides.

HGTV Green Home 2012 giveaway headboard project

Staple the corners. Lay out five of your finished upholstered squares, face-down, edge-to-edge. Make sure the squares are perfectly aligned, and then add a 1″ x 4″ board on top of the seam between the two headboard segments. Place pilot holes (one per square) in the board, centered along the edge. Continue this process for the remaining upholstered squares. Follow the instructions for the French cleat packaging to attach your completed headboard to the wall.

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Come back and let us know how you did, and be sure to share pics of your finished headboard, too. Until then, fill us in on all-things Green Home – what’s your absolute favorite room or design from the Georgia home? Tell us below!

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Going to Ikea when you live in the city and don’t own a car can sometimes be harrowing. But, despite any challenges, we all press on because a) Swedish meatballs and lingonberries mmmmm, and b) they have truly great, affordable designs. I’m excited because I saw a little preview of upcoming spring products via Jan of Poppytalk on Babble, and this creative Duken bed was included. The Duken actually comes with padded textile covers for the headboard that you can swap out at will. Ikea, you’ve done it again!

ikea bed headboard

You could change the headboard whenever you get bored, or seasonally, or if it’s the guest bed and you want to impress company. It also greatly expands your bedding options, because you can justify buying more sheets to match or complement the different covers. (Or at least I could. I’ll take any excuse!) The Duken doesn’t come out until April, so in the meantime, I’ll just be sitting here trying to mathematically calculate how many different, awesome bed looks I could make by swapping everything out repeatedly.

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Our master bedroom is lovely, yes, but it’s been feeling decidedly bare due to a missing statement piece: the headboard. Watch Ken and I build a DIY rustic headboard with a few tools, two vintage lights and a free afternoon. Seriously. Easiest project ever. Enjoy!:

p.s. Love the rustic look? DanMade has some awesome tutorials on how to get the rough-and-tumble aesthetic we love to love.

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With a little under a week to go before Valentine’s Day, I thought you might like to see something a bit less red roses and a little more home design for the big day of love.

love bed headboard

This yellow, gray and white bed achieves sweetness without being saccharine. The headboard is made of reclaimed wood and painted with the word, “love.” Dana at House*Tweaking shows you how to make this bed topper for yourself.

If you’re looking for more ideas to rejuvenate your bedroom, check out these headboard looks and DIY projects on

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I love my bedroom furniture. I purchased the set a decade ago, and it has withstood multiple moves, kittens, puppies and spilled drinks. But sometimes I look at my simple walnut furniture and think it’s so … blah. I would love to pull a Brian Patrick Flynn and makeover the entire set for something that matches my 20-something lifestyle and evolving taste. Something dramatic and over-the-top! Fortunately, Fast Fix Bedrooms provides 12 easy, DIY projects to turn your so-so bedroom into the snazzy retreat you’ve always dreamed of. Here are my four favorite headboard ideas.


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Not to be a Grinch, but I’m relieved the holidays are over. I’m glad to go back to my normal schedule and to start thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day and even spring. This month’s color is the perfect looking-ahead color, one that embraces spring’s delicate hues, without totally giving up on the icy tones of winter. Even the name captures that it’s-still-cold-but-I’m-already-thinking-warm feeling.

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Designing for children can be a potential nightmare for an interior designer. How do you tap into the psyche of a toddler, and create a room that will ignite their imaginations, as well as grow with their ever-evolving tastes and interests? New York designer Jennifer Coleman of JKC Designs accomplished exactly that in this magical loft space for an outgoing Tribeca four-year-old.

The room is put together but not themed. It’s age-appropriate and transitional. Enjoy Jennifer Coleman’s whimsical work on the fairy-tale loft, along with the rest of this hip family’s fun, NYC space.
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Back in the early 1990s, I sat front and center for the best fight in suburban South Florida history. There were no ropes and no screaming fans; nor were there disgruntled, black-and-white striped dudes with whistles. Featured opponents? My mom and dad. Location: formal living room, 8300 NW 54th St., my tropical childhood home.

Just to fill you in, my parents rarely fought. Even if they did, it would involve (a) coupon-expiration-date-induced bickering over where to eat dinner (b) Thursday Night Remote Control Tug-of-War (Chicago Hope versus NYPD Blue). When they did unabashedly lose their cool like housemates circa episode six of The Real World, I was unapologetically pleased, because it was mostly decorating-based.

The catalyst for that night’s explosion? Straight from the taxidermist, Dad snuck 12 feet of stuffed elk and sailfish in the front door as Mom pulled up from a PTA meeting, dinner in one hand and a 3-year-old in the other. What followed can best be described as the sound of all hell breaking loose.

Meg Ryan Marathon Meets Monday Night Football

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This week I took a last-minute trip to Washington DC to participate in a forum organized by the Department of Labor and booked a room at the W Hotel located hardly a block from the White House. Having traveled extensively in the last five years since I became a professional blogger, I’ve seen every sort of hotel room that exists, and once came face to face with a discarded condom wrapper underneath my pillow. Didn’t know it was physically possible, but I jumped like a cat and ended up hanging from the ceiling by my fingernails.

Last year when I was thirty-weeks pregnant I embarked on a three-week book tour visiting nine different cities and sleeping in nine different hotel rooms. And those rooms were all perfectly fine, some very nice and at times lovely. But you know when you’re watching a makeover show and a client sees her redecorated bedroom for the first time? And without fail she will say, “I feel like I’m in a boutique hotel room!”

She did not stay in the hotel rooms I stayed in.

Of course, she’s probably not thirty-weeks pregnant, either. That can affect your mood.

Until this week. Until I walked into this room, saw the decor and fell madly, deeply in love. It was everything I imagined my dream home would look like. From the eclectic mix of furniture in the sitting area (I love how they covered such a traditional, hard-edged chair in white leather and paired it with a soft suede, semi-circle couch):


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The quintessential expression of your personal style in your most personal space is your bed. If you long for a dramatic statement, then consider the simplicity of a platform bed with an attention-grabbing headboard. Starting at less than $1000 and reaching over $2400, high style doesn’t have to mean high price.

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I’m a big fan of color blocking and have imagined ways to create my own color blocked wall. But I’ve never considered anything like this!

Rainbow wall treatment. No painting required.

Custom DIY rainbow wall treatment; no painting required.
Image from Design*Sponge.

A designer in our New York offices found this cool and colorful wall treatment listed under What’s Hot in Google Reader. No wonder; what a great idea! Writer/filmmaker Scott Prendergast gathered about 500 paint samples to create the massive collage. After determining a pattern, he used Mod Podge to affix the samples to the wall. “The walls of my (1930s) apartment are wallpapered,” Scott says. “And they have been painted over many, many times. When I move out, I can simply strip the wall of the wallpaper and repaint. Easy as pie.”

<em>Image from Design*Sponge.</em>

Image from Design*Sponge.

You can learn more about Scott’s project from the artist’s perspective on Design*Sponge. (Check out the comments.) I love this particularly colorful quote: “Maybe we could all use a creative project to relieve some tension?”

If you could use a creative project but you’re not ready to take on an entire wall of mixing and matching paint swatches, focus on a smaller section of the wall or create a framed masterpiece. No matter the size, your paint swatch artwork is sure to turn heads.

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