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January 6, 2010 · filed under home

goodbye triple bed, hello daybed

For our wedding, which was approximately leather, cloth, and paper anniversaries ago (next up: fruit & flowers…sexxxay!), we got a very generous gift card from CB2 from my aunts and uncle. It’s been in my possession ripening ever since. I simply hate the idea of wasting a gift card on something I don’t really love. I will hoard one until I can spend it on the PERFECT item. It’s a disease, really. I do it with spa gift cards too; I always figure I should wait to get a massage until I am REALLY sore from something. Except how often does that happen? Never. It’s quite dumb.

Anyway, all the while I’ve been hanging on to this CB2 gift card, I’ve also been lusting after the lubi daybed. I even included it on my 2007 wishlist for Santa. Santa didn’t bring it, and I (cried a little but ultimately) moved on.

At the same time, our guest bedroom, the one room in the house we’ve done absolutely nothing to fix up, really just turned to a pile of crap. It didn’t start off so bad, with perfectly plain queen bed and some mish-mash furniture. But then that bed got an extra box spring (discarded from the master bedroom) and became “triple bed” (an adventure for all who dare to sleep on it!) and everything in the room became a landing spot for junk, mostly sports equipment. For residents and guests alike, it was the least welcome room in the house.

Armed with the motivation that a new year brings, last weekend we spent a good day and a half cleaning out the room to the bare bones. I sold the bed and the extra box spring on craigslist, and… I’m guessing you can tell where this is heading… placed an order for the beloved lubi daybed!


Swoon. It will be delivered sometime next week.

I chose the rich chocolate color, not that I don’t like the orange but it just doesn’t go with anything else in the house. Now I need help finishing the room though: curtains, paint, a rug (perhaps Flor tiles). Before I was thinking about a very pale pinkish purple but I’m not loving that anymore. We could always stick with greige, the same color as the rest of the rooms on the 2nd floor. Or something else. I’m looking for curtains or a rug that will inspire me first.

So if you have any ideas or inspiration let me know. Even better if whatever you suggest is being given away for free on craigslist, because unless I have a gift card, that pretty much how I roll.


  1. lesli
    January 6, 2010 8:50 pm

    I would find a beautiful rug that you love in multi-colors and then pull the colors from the rug for accessories and curtains and lamps to tie everything together. Since it is a guest bedroom, you could go a little crazy and not use greige!! Maybe use some fun, unexpected colors since chocolate brown pretty much goes with everything.

  2. Lizzie
    January 7, 2010 4:49 am

    Wow, that bed is lovely and so stylish – I’m sure it’ll look great in your home :) I’ve never even seen one before!

  3. Katharine
    January 7, 2010 6:52 am

    I would definitely go with a fun color on the walls – how light or dark you want to go may depend on the size of the room. But I think it’d be fun to have a room with a little punchiness to it. Sounds like a fun decorating project!

  4. Jane
    January 7, 2010 6:59 am

    I believe I have slept on a lubi before. Not bad for a few nights. and very functional!

    I think if you have still have a few sorted pieces of mismatched furniture in the room, you could try painting them some fun color and going with a greige for some other things…

  5. katelin
    January 7, 2010 10:44 am

    oh i’ve never heard of one of these beds but it looks perfect for a guest room. can’t wait to see the finished room!

  6. willikat
    January 10, 2010 6:22 pm

    I love a good Tiffany or mineral blue with dark chocolate tones. I also want the lubi, in the orange. :)

  7. Alexa
    January 13, 2010 5:53 pm

    does it fold out to a double bed? It looks tres chic….pair with some organic materials.

  8. alyndabear
    January 17, 2010 1:38 am

    That is just AWESOME. Love the colour.

    And LOVE Janet blogging in 2010. Woo!