Monday, January 7, 2013

My Pagoda Inspired Guest Room

One of the best things about living in South Florida is the treasure trove of bargain vintage furniture and accessories available at my fingertips.  I have found so many wonderful pieces thanks to Craigslist, eBay and resale shops like Circa Who, which I blogged about last month (click here.)

One item on my wish list… a vintage Thomasville pagoda headboard for our guest room, just like the one used by Kelly Wearstler below. However, they are quite difficult to find, and when you do, they are usually beyond my budget.  I have seen them go for well over $3,000 on 1st Dibs. From time to time, Circa Who and Palm Beach Regency will find one, only to be scooped up within a matter of days, sometimes hours!

Kelly Wearstler

In my fevered search, I came across a post by Danika at GorgeousShiny Things, who stumbled upon a vintage Thomasville pagoda dresser, two mirrors and two nightstands for $299 at her local Salvation Army! Now that is the deal of the century! 

Danika’s Vintage Thomasville headboard set, found at Salvation Army. Sooo jealous!!

I also found Beth’s post at Chinoiserie Chic on this gorgeous headboard she uncovered through LIV Vintage on Etsy, unfortunately long gone.  And of course LIV is just a hop, skip and a jump from me, up in Fort Lauderdale.  
I would love to see what the lucky owner did with this beauty!  I’m guessing it is living up in Palm Beach now, recovered in some really fabulous Chinoiserie fabric.

After months of pursuit, I finally found this fabulous vintage pagoda headboard from kenedita on eBay.  Edita is located in Sarasota, FL, and she always has the most amazing Palm Beach Chic/Hollywood Regency items available through her eBay store, at INCREIBLE bargains. This headboard was only $260, and now it is mine! ☺
It needs a fresh coat of paint, and I plan to upholster the middle (more on that to come)… It's not Thomasville, but I just love it, and the bamboo accents are so chic!   

Pagoda headboards and beds are currently very popular with designers, and I have included several examples below, along with a few for sale!
Mary McDonald
Michelle Nussbaumer

Serena and Lily (for sale below)

Melissa Rufty, MMR Interiors

Marcie Bond
via The Pink Pagoda

Mary McDonald

Thomas Burak

Pagoda Four Poster Bed, C.Bell Collection  
(More on Palm Beach’s fabulous Christine Bell to come!)
Custom colors available – $3,600

Georgina headboard, Serena and Lily
From $995.00 - $1,295.00

Jill Sorensen, Live.Like.You
Custom-made, in various colors of velvet upholstery – $1,750

The Ninda bed is on sale at World Market for $399!

And kenedita currently has this faux bamboo/pagoda headboard for sale in her eBay store for just $159!!

Do you have a pagoda headboard in your home?  If so, please email a picture to me at and I will feature it on The Glam Pad!


  1. I bought an entire bamboo detail sideboard from kenedita - of course, I couldn't just drive and pick it up, but I got such a great deal on it, and the shipping cost wasn't bad at all. They just trucked it up the East Coast. I absolutely love it. So glad you found the right headboard, and thanks for showing the rest. A padded pagoda headboard is somewhere in my future, and that World Market one is an amazing price.

  2. Oooh, I love this story, thank you for sharing! Is the kenedita sideboard the Chinoiserie/bamboo on your blog (that used to have the blue fittings)? I have been looking for something similiar!

  3. Some people have all the luck finding cool furniture....I so wish I had time to wander around in flea markets like that! Love everyone of those beds.

  4. omg, i am so jealous of your pagoda headboard!!!!!!! i love it!!!

  5. So glad I finally stumbled across your blog (and another displaced Texan living in FL)! I'm just a few hours north of Miami...also remodeling a home(1960s ranch). I always find gorgeous pieces on Circa Who but to my dismay they have already been snagged! Loving the headboard, very nice find! I'm currently on the hunt for a red pagoda chandelier!


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