whimsical, magical, ethereal
This bed frame is as stunning in person as online. It's somewhat industrial, yet elegant and slightly magical--not overstated by any means. Despite its obvious whimsy, I could see myself pulling it off well into my later years if accessorized by other age appropriate bedroom furnitures, etc. Four things I noticed upon its arrival that differed from my impression of the images online: (1) my specific frame was a much darker black than in the picture (which seems to show a more muted gunmetal gray); (2) it is actually quite tall, much more so than I expected; (3) it is *extremely* heavy and will undoubtedly prove a substantial burden to move in the future (I will have to hire at least two if not three people to move the pieces down my treacherous staircase even when disassembled); (4) bedskirts are a pain to fit. I simply did not account for this last issue, even though the picture clearly shows the structure rendering bedskirt-fitting difficult. The 'box mattress' will inevitably fall just underneath the iron structure that diagonally connects the bottom frame and the posts. This means that bed skirts will bunch at the corners and resists smoothing--especially if the skirt was designed to enclose rather than split along the posts/legs. This is not a deal breaker by any means. It simply means I have to forego a bedskirt (my duvet is difficult to match with those style bedskirts which can accommodate this frame) and therefore resist storing anything below the bed. All that said, I would not take back the purchase for anything. It is my favorite piece of furniture hands down!