In this issue of Elle Décor there is a house I did in Malibu and the feature includes a full page photo of the master bedroom’s bed. As simplistic as this bed looks, it was one of the biggest engineering headaches I’ve had in a long time. I wanted the headboard, which is traditional, to float in a contemporary frame. But the complete width of the headboard was exactly the same width as the mattress, so we had to figure out how to have the headboard float within the frame and allow enough space between the mattress and frame to be practical and have all this look the way I envisioned it.
So if you look at the picture, you’ll know that what seems so simple took many meetings with four entities – the frame maker, the metal person, someone responsible for the guilded part of the headboard as well as the upholsterer. Who says simple is easy?