Here's a little update on the design for the head boards of these 4 poster beds. It's not a huge progress as carving is very time consuming and time hasn't really been on my side lately. Still, it's fun to show you where it's at and because I would like to hear your thoughts on a few things at this stage.
Before building even commenced we'd designed a classical theme of acanthus leaves decorating a simple yet elegant 4 poster bed. 2 Versions of the head crest are already chosen and are in process of being carved right now.
One is a bow ribbon tied to a bundle of flowers. Not finished yet, but these pictures will give you an indication.
Another one will receive a round centre piece. Very different in appearance and overall feel, as you can see from the mock up below.
Pretty too in its own right, with the decorative theme of the leaves continued. Yet, the overall feel is a little more rigorous than the top version with its frivolous flowers and ribbon.
Here's my question; If you could pick one, which one would that be? Would you go for the romantic look, or perhaps the bit more masculine one?
The reason I'm asking is because I'll be finishing 5 beds in total. The one with the ribbon is already taken. The other 4 are up for sale too. One with the round crest which leaves the remaining three having a headboard that is still open for suggestions or variations of the 2 above. In other words; here's the chance to get your own 4 poster bed with a custom designed head board crest.
I'd love to hear which one you prefer! And if you're interested or have any questions about the beds, feel free to contact me anytime.