After my history with DIY headboard posts, I thought I'd go the inspiration route this time. Here is a headboard that is so pretty to look at, it's begging for someone to do it themselves. L'Hôtel Récamier in Paris recently reopened its doors after a thorough renovation. The hotel itself is gorgeous, but what I kept coming back to were these unique headboard canopies found in each room that just scream luxury.
Each for the 24 rooms at L'Hôtel Récamier is decorated differently which means there are 24 of these great canopy/headboard combinations throughout the hotel. I love how the headboard and canopy fabrics are so beautifully coordinated.
For those with great sewing skills (I will be sitting out of this DIY unfortunately) and a little ingenuity, this canopy could be recreated at home with the help of a couple of curtain rods. And since it doesn't require a four poster bed, it can work with any bed frame. The next challenge is finding the perfect round mirror to place above the bed.
(Images: Xavier Béjot; found via: La Dolce Vita)