Thursday, October 19, 2006
Furniture Part II: The Bed
So about a year or two ago I decided that I needed to upgrade my full-sized mattress and metal frame (the cheapest one that 1-800-Mattres [leave the last "s" off for savings] had at the time) to a much fancier queen-sized bed. I'm still not so sure that I didn't get ripped off by Sleepy's on the mattress part, but I did score big on the fancy bed part. After searching high and low for an iron bed without a footboard (I didn't want it to get in the way if I decided I needed to dive on it from across the room like a superhero), I found a store that I had never heard of: Charles P. Rogers at 55 W. 17th St. What I got (pictured above, the "Paris Sleigh Bed") was so great, that my friend who is an interior architect was impressed and suggested I should do some of her shopping for her! It cost about $1,200 - not a small fee, but by furniture standards, not a bad score. The photo above doesn't do it justice (what a shocker), so go to the web link and you'll get a much better view.