I have a penchant for things of beauty. I am not a trendsetter, nor am I trend follower. I like what I like because something about it sings to my soul. My house is not a standard 4 bed 2 bath brick veneer that looks like every other house on the street. It is a little bit quirky, a little bit old, a little bit new, a little bit bartered and alot recycled, second hand, scrounged, eBayed or gifted.
My bed is no different. It is quite unlike anything I have ever seen. It was handcrafted by Kevin Burnett of Red Falcon Wrought Iron works down in Melbourne over 20 years ago. It is stunning and it is immense. This four poster beauty defies housing in a modern house. It stands an impressive 2.4 metres high. Our bedrooms only saving grace is its 3.5 metre high ceilings. The bed head alone weighs more than 75kgs. It is one monster of a bed surround. For some it would be Beauty AND the Beast. We never want to move it again.
It was listed on eBay at a buy it now price that I could not argue with. The seller had originally commissioned the piece all of those years ago, and was only recently looking to change the style of his bedroom suite. Twenty years with the same bed surround is a very long time these days, where many people change the look of their house almost as often as they change their underwear.
...and sitting on my bed are two little cushion covers that I purchased in Bali....
To put it simply, I love this bed surround, it is elegant and wild, intimidating and engaging, free flowing and organic, forged by fire, tamed by hand and thoroughly unique.
I know I will be keeping this treasure for the rest of my natural life.