Suspended Net Floor/Bed

maluna: wow!

Although it looks kind of like a trampoline, it’s actually a net floor/bed. The overhead skylight adds to its joyful quality, don’t you think? Don’t know if I’d want to climb those stairs to get to it, however. 


Dingle Bed

Dingle Bed

A dingle is a piece of colored fired clay that ornament Etsy seller deliafurniture’s Dingle Bed. The effect–coupled with the steel bed’s whimsical construction–is nothing less than delightful. The dingles themselves are attached by the purchaser, so they can choose which color goes where. The cost of a handmade, queen-size Dingle Bed is $800. For more info and to buy, visit deliafurniture’s Etsy shop. (You’ll also want to see their other very cool bed creations.)

Dingles, up close:

Dingle Bed

The Bedside Bookmark Abode…Or, How to Make a Tiny, Adorable Wooden House

created at: 02/24/2011

There are a few things that simply seem to belong on a bedside table: a lamp, alarm clock, perhaps a pair of glasses, and a few magazines or books. Then, once you add a few personal items (mine usually include a crossword puzzle or two and a glass of water), and there’s not a lot of extra space for any accessories or “decor” items.

So, I wanted to make something to add a little bit of fun and style, but that doesn’t take up too much prime nightstand real estate or interfere with the other items. Continue Reading

Big, Bold, and Bright: A Kid’s Bedroom With Flair

created at: 02/22/2011

I love this kid’s room for a variety of reasons, the first being that it’s well designed and appointed while still being playful and perfectly kid-like.  The second reason?  Well, I’m a complete sucker for bright colors and bold prints, so… SHOO-IN!  


created at: 02/22/2011

This bedroom belongs to “O”, the four-year-old son of designer/artist Martha McQuade (check out her gorgeous collection of hand-dyed clothing and accessories: Uniform Natural).  I love the way it incorporates all of his likes: animals, guitars, art, and “decorating” (he even picked out the fabric for the curtains, which hide the closet area from view). Continue Reading

The World’s Most Expensive Bed

And in the ‘let them eat cake category,’ we have British designer Stuart Hughes’ latest creation, a bed called the Baldacchino Supreme. It’s hand crafted of chestnut, ash and cherry wood and draped with Italian silk, but that’s not what results in the hefty price tag. Oh, no. The cost comes from its frosting of 24ct gold. One hundred and seven kg of the stuff to be exact. In today’s gold market, that alone adds 5 million bucks to the $6.4 million price. Continue Reading

Ask Curbly: TVs, Clawfoot Tubs, Cheap Organizing and Weird Beds

created at: 10/08/2010

If you’ve never checked out our Ask a Question forum, now’s the time to start. It’s a perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.

I thought I’d highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):

xox_nicole: How can I make a clawfoot tub into a couch?

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Turn an Awkward Side Table Into a Dual Purpose Dog Bed

Being a dog bed maker myself, I’m tickled to see Lisa’s project on Design Sponge. This style of heavy, cumbersome cabinetry is plentiful in the secondhand market and you better believe I scurry past it like it has The Plague. Lisa, on the otherhand, had vision.

Besides being a perfect photo, get a load of that bed! It’s amazing what a little door removal and paint will do. Maybe that door was the problem.