Local artists are easily the most skilled and talented individuals you can look to in order to purchase one of a kind products. They're ten times as likely to focus on the product at hand and make sure every small detail is designed to perfection. While perusing through the pages of Etsy, I stumbled upon an accomplished headboard design business, Doorman Designs, ran by Alex, a native Louisianian and current resident of New Orleans (one of my favorite cities!). Not only does he combine unlikely elements to create beautiful headboards but he is utilizing many forgotten materials such as old cypress pine doors and ceiling tin squares which were lost in the shuffle of Hurricane Katrina.
Imagine waking up to one of these pieces every morning. If you're into the vintage reclaimed feel, these headboards would be perfect for your pad. I'd have fun using this headboard for my own bedroom and combining it with modern furniture as well as black and white framed art.
On his Etsy page, Alex says,
"The nostalgia of old New Orleans sparks me to breath new life into old pieces from Katrina's ruins. My goal
and mission are to provide uniquely designed one of kind of furniture pieces made from
reclaimed architectural salvage. "
Couldn't have been said better.
This is definitely my favorite design out the bunch. The tin illustrations are beautiful!
To be honest, I'm too impressed. To integrate sustainability and reclaimed objects to create beautiful, unique headboards is an extraordinary talent. I've fallen deeply in love with his unique usage of ceiling tin. It reminds me of the various brownstones here in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and BedStuy whose original ceiling molding and detail are composed of the same floral-esque tin designs.
How beautiful are these pieces?
For pricing and specifics of Doorman Designs products, visit here.