I can’t decide if this bed is hideous or awesome. The exaggerated foliage motif is kind of grotesque, I think I’m just blinded by the shiny olive green color (I like my food blue, but my objects green). It’s not easy finding green furniture (and if you’re dumb enough to Google: Green Furniture, you’re going to be bombarded with eco-crap, totally not what I had in mind). And finding mainstream/non-expensive large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers) in something other than stainless steel, white or black is next to impossible (don’t even get me started on the foulness of granite and travertine). Not that I would spend $9,000 on an Aga, colorful as they may be, even if I had the cash—I don’t care for the looks of them.
I have the cheapest basic metal Ikea bed (the version before this one) that teenaged dorm dwellers probably turn their noses up at. It’s the only bed I’ve ever bought, and before I owned it (pre-2001) I slept on a curry-scented mattress loved by roaches and left behind by the previous tenants. This is not bragging, I’m just saying that I’m slow to this furniture-by-choice thing.