January 9, 2014 | Alex
I've always had a slight dilemma when it comes to beds. I gravitate towards the look of a clean wooden headboard with integrated bedside tables. Especially the 'built-in' look. Something like this! Or this! The only problem is, I like to read in bed. Which is why I have an upholstered headboard.
If you share in my conundrum (and have a sizable budget), Design Within Reach's Parallel Wide Bed might be just the ticket. Combining the comfort of an upholstered headboard with the sleek look of integrated bedside tables, it's the best of both worlds. It's available in a variety of fabrics (and leather) and my two favorite wood finishes, white oak and walnut. Here are a few combinations I like best: