I am decorating my new city bedroom in country French. I have looked high and low for a French caned bed. I have found very few and the ones I have discovered are all very expensive. Some are antiques and even more expensive than the reproductions.
I finally found this one at Anthropologie. It is ivory with a fully carved swag of cabbage roses though this photo doesn't show the detail well. It is the one I want - it is also expensive in my book.
I don't buy jewelry or baubles that would cost as much. Other than sunglasses and the occasional handbag, I don't spend much on clothes. I guess I am trying to justify purchasing it.
My husband would just die and it would even be stressful for me buying it as I guess I am just plain cheap. I don't like to pay retail without a discount. I guess buyer's remorse would be the more appropriate phrase. Oh, and I forgot to mention I need a new dining room table and chairs and wood floors. Those alone will wipe me out. Since I haven't moved in such a long time, I hadn't thought about how my old furniture wouldn't go with the new house. The former owner had a very formal style of decorating. Me, not. The first thing to come down were the curtains and swags she left behind. Deep blues and green and burgundy. I'm more whites and creams and pastels.
I'll let you know if I get up the nerve to buy it. Perhaps if I wait long enough I'll forget about it.