The Cross House
In planning an Airbnb suite for the Cross House I have, naturally, been thinking about the decor and furniture.
As I did with the parlor, I have no intention of doing everything as if time stopped in 1894. I want a mix of period-correct antiques and contemporary.
The Sewing Room will act as a parlor. My plan is:
- Modern-style sofa which will covert to a bed.
- Modern coffee table or tea table.
- Two period-correct chairs.
- Modern desk.
The Octagon Room will be the bedroom. Here I yearn for a period-correct bedroom set. Finding this is not easy as I have been looking at bedroom sets for several years without much luck.
The set has to be, yes, period-correct. Meaning, I have no interest in an 1870s set or 1880s set or 1920s set. I want something from the early 1890s.
The set, too, has to be, ummm, budget-correct for the house. Meaning, neither Sears & Roebuck nor mansion-grade magnificence. Rather, something in between.
The mantel in the Octagon Room is rather plain. I do not want to overwhelm it.
Well, I did find a set recently that I am pondering. Wanna see?
If the shipping quote come in, and is affordable, should I buy the set? I fret over the overall cost, of course, but mostly I fret that the set, while rather simple, will nonetheless overtake the mantel in the room which is rather plain:
In the parlor downstairs I have but a single antique: a chair. The chair is exactly period-correct and it perfectly complements the mantel in the room. And thus my worry over this bedroom set. I love love love it but it seems a bit too grand for the mantel.
Oh, the struggle! The struggle!
So, what do you think?