April 7, 2008
As a little girl, I dreamed of having my very own canopy bed. My cousin, Stacy, had one and after every sleepover, I'd come home the next day and beg my mom for my own. The bed of my dreams was white and had a ruffly pink and white check canopy and matching bedding. It was the epitome of girly, and as far as my 11-year old self was concerned, it was the only bed for me.
Fast-forward 19 years and that canopy bed is a distant memory. A little blip on the long list of things I so badly wanted, needed when I was a kid. Or so I thought... until I saw this. Oh my, isn't it wonderful?! The lovely Leah Bed from Beach Dwelling.com is newly made with an old-world look. The graceful curves of the arched canopy and footboard and raised platform evoke a feeling of romantic nostalgia, and the steely gray finish is the perfect backdrop to a set of crisp white linens.
Oh that I don't have a guest bedroom because I could most certainly see decorating it around a pair of the Leah Beds. I'd finally get to live out that long-ago dream of having a canopy bed - even if it isn't in my bedroom.