- solid wood frame, not painted white or other light color like the Madeleine bed, but left in a medium or dark wood tone
- a canopy -- but a nice straight one that you could actually hang curtains from to screen off the bed, as opposed to the curvy ones that just let you hang a goofy little ruffled thing off the top
- with a trundle option, for overnight sleepovers and visiting cousins etc.
It'd also be nice if the whole frame/canopy/trundle package cost less than a thousand dollars, and if it didn't have little flowers or other foofiness carved on it, but now I know I'm just being picky. If this Espresso Simple bed came with a canopy option, it'd be perfect, but no such luck. Sigh. I could abandon the canopy, but I have to admit, I had a canopy bed as a girl, and I loved it to death. I want Kavi to have one too!
I suppose if worst came to worst, I could get the Madeleine bed above and repaint it to some less icky color myself. Oof. Who decided taupe would be a good color for a kid's bed? Isn't it bad enough that decorators insist on slathering it all over every adult's walls?