Spoiler alert: I bought the Quincy bed from Ethan Allen.
And now, the thought process behind the purchase.
Our Hoffman bed from Room & Board was great. If we weren’t changing sizes from a queen to a king, we would have kept it, and I would recommend it to anyone in the market for something upholstered. That said, I figured that if we’re about to get something new, it would be fun to switch things up a bit and go for something else.
Not a brass bed. Too on the nose with the Victorian. Nothing too mid-century modern either. As much as I love the style, I don’t like it as much for this house. I love a good Jenny Lind and I’m still glad we bought one for Eleanor, but wouldn’t it be weird to have matching mother/daughter beds? (E has one for her doll, too.)
Turned wood though — we’re getting closer! I do like all those antiquey cannonball and four poster beds.
I featured the Quincy in a past edition of Making it Yours. The bed was definitely the star of that look, and I immediately thought of it as a possibility for the bedroom. Knowing you like something in general and knowing it’s the right piece for a specific spot are two different things, but yep. That bed would look amazing in this house. It’s expensive though, so I started looking around at other options. Maybe there was something out there that was even better? Or the same look for less?
Washed Wood Bed, Anthropologie
Maybe too simple? Compared to the other options, it is.
Soraya Four Poster Bed by Bebe Furniture, Wayfair
Nice, but do I really want a four poster bed?
New Haven Maple Tall Cannonball Bed, ShaKa Studios
Three wood finishes and several headboard shapes to choose from.
Spindle Bed, Rosenberry Rooms
Really cute. Twenty colors and wood finishes to choose from.
Avignon Headboard, Serena & Lily
I’ve featured this one on the blog before and I love it, but it only comes in a queen size.
Cordevalle Santa Rosa Four Poster Bed by Universal Furniture, Wayfair
Another four poster. The Holcomb Bed from Horchow is identical, or nearly so.
Cambridge Bed, Serena & Lily
I would like something like this more for one of the boys’ bedrooms.
Claudette Headboard, Ballard Designs
Nice curves, but I think I would get tired of putting a bird on it.
Stinson Wood Bed, Pottery Barn
The barley twist posts are paired with a simple curved headboard to keep them from going too fussy/traditional.
Barrett Poster Bed, Ethan Allen
Those are some good-looking pencil posts.
Lots of options. There were more too, but those were the tops and I didn’t love any of them like I did the Quincy. Which brings us to the lookalike: the Soraya Regency Panel Bed by Bebe Furniture, from Wayfair.
And actually, there are plenty of lookalikes out there, but that was the most similar one I came across. They’re all, Quincy included, modeled after antique cannonball beds (which you can still find, but almost always in smaller sizes). That particular one was less expensive, but only available in white (I wanted black), I didn’t like the added trim along the top of the headboard and footboard, the spindles aren’t as interesting, and it doesn’t have the small brass details. At that point, it seemed worth it to go for the bed style and color I wanted all along. Since the Quincy is currently on sale for 15% off, it was only a difference of a couple hundred dollars; kind of a drop in the bucket when you’re already looking at a pretty pricey purchase.
We went to check it out in person, and then placed the order. No word on when it’s arriving quite yet, but when it does get here, we’ll likely have to hoist the headboard up over the back porch to get it up to the second floor. Should be fun! Should be worth it though, too. It’s the kind of bed that can go country, traditional, whimsical, modern, or classic, depending on the bedding, furniture, and surroundings. The kind of bed we can be happy with for a long time.