Inspiration: Rustic Headboard

Living Etc. May 2008

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Normally, whenever we see anything "white washed" (or I guess "pickling" or "liming" could be another term), we usually associate it with the "shabby chic" / cottage look. While there's nothing wrong with that, it's just not what we generally gravitate towards. However, we've been finding ourselves more and more attracted to things with a bit of a rustic edge to them lately. We just saw this image from the latest Living Etc, and it is making us re-look at the "white washed" look in a new way...We are loving the simple wood boards, lined up and flush for the headboard. Seems like an easy DIY project. The clean cut edges keeps it modern, and we also love the juxtaposition of the Saarinen-esque side table and lamp. Although we'd probably skip the lacy trimmed bedding, we do think it adds a nice texture. Perhaps maybe something with a waffle texture instead? We'd also consider throwing in a pop color throw or accent pillow. The white on white look can easily end up feeling cold, but we think allowing the wood tones to come through keeps the space feeling warm. Do any of you have this look at home or would consider doing it?

[ image from Living etc. ]

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