House Beautiful published this breakthrough apartment by architects Shelton Mindel ages ago (it seems) and for me it was a watershed in my thinking about good design. And part of it was this tall headboard. It still looks great, and I still love it. (photographed by Langdon Clay)
At well over $200/yard I'm not sure I'd choose horsehair, that the designers of FT2 used here, but this headboard will virtually last forever. Plus, it looks smart, in part due to the channeled design. The vertical lines also accentuate the height...but you already knew that, didn't you. (photographed by Simon Upton for British House & Garden)
Now the channels run horizontally, and it also looks great. Designer Tom Scheerer used raffia to set just the right mood for a house in the Bahamas. (photographed by Eric Bowan for House & Garden)
Designer Bill Ingram creates a minimalist guest room with headboards that reach to the ceiling. Even with a close-up it's hard to tell what these headboards are made of. Is it painted canvas? Perhaps faux cowhide attached to boards? It's framed with a sliver leaf frame that appears to be the kind you'd find in a frame shop. Whatever, it looks cool and elegant. (source unknown)
Designer John Oetgen seems to be channeling (word play!) mid-century icon James Mont in this over-scaled headboard with great details. (source unknown)
Next time we'll look at headboards that extend across rather than up.
Thanks fore reading, everyone!