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Remodelista Reconnaissance: The Two-for-One Headboard at The Quist

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Remodelista Reconnaissance: The Two-for-One Headboard at The Quist

June 16, 2023

Two twin beds pushed together equals a king-size bed (“super king” by UK standards). With that simple equation in mind, Harriet Churchward and Matt Pescod of The Quist—see The King of Treehouse Hotels in the UK—came up with a clever headboard that allows them to offer guests an inviting bedroom with either two twins or a king-size bed.

The secret to the design? A pair of upholstered headboards are suspended on a wood hanging pole, and can, like the mattresses, either be pushed together or apart. Take a look.

Photographs by Luke Atkinson, courtesy of The Quist (@the_quist_treehouse).

the hanging headboard idea was introduced in a mood board created by sophie row 17
Above: The hanging headboard idea was introduced in a mood board created by Sophie Rowell of Côte de Folk, who consulted on the design of The Quist’s other bedroom, the top-floor Tent Room (see it here). “We went in a different direction in that room,” says Harriet, “but I found this to be a great solution for a bed that needed to be convertible from twin to super king.”
the familiar hanging headboards are modeled after old fashioned leather gym mat 18
Above: The familiar hanging headboards are modeled after old-fashioned leather gym mats. Harriet felt all leather would be “too chilly for bedtime,” especially paired with the room’s thatched ceiling, and decided to add color by using Upholstery Denim procured online from The Cloth Shop. The headboards were made to Harriet’s specs by Shane Allard Upholstery. The striped coverlets are from Australian line Society of Wanderers. “Set up as twins, the beds are waiting for a couple of young adventurers to jump into them at the end of the day,” says Harriet.
the headboards are designed to hang flat and slide easily: matt hung them on a  19
Above: The headboards are designed to hang flat and slide easily: Matt hung them on a dowel incorporated into an overhead shelf he built. Realizing that leather hanging loops (made from The Quist’s dining nook cushion leftovers) wouldn’t support the headboards on their own—they’d stretch—Harriet had her upholsterer reinforce them on the inside with webbing material: “there’s a bit of physics to ensuring the headboards stay in position.”

Note that Harriet sized the headboards “high rather than wide” to leave room for wall-mounted bedside lights: Original BTC’s Hector Pleat sconces.

the finishing detail: piping made from the cloth shop&#8\2\17;s embroidered 20
Above: The finishing detail: piping made from The Cloth Shop’s Embroidered Cotton, also used as blinds (see above), adds “a folksy touch.”

The Quist is located in Herefordshire, England, on the grounds of an 800-acre historic estate. For a tour, see our post: The UK’s Top Treehouse Hotel.

More headboard inspiration:

A bedding option to ponder: Mine and Yours Duvets, The Scandinavian Sleep Secret.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the size of the sliding upholstered headboard?

The sliding upholstered headboard is designed for two twin beds or a king-size bed.

Can the sliding upholstered headboard be used with other bed sizes?

No, the sliding upholstered headboard is specifically designed for two twin beds or a king-size bed. It may not be suitable for other bed sizes.

Is assembly required for the sliding upholstered headboard?

Yes, assembly is required for the sliding upholstered headboard. It comes with detailed instructions and all the necessary hardware for easy installation.

Can the sliding upholstered headboard be easily adjusted?

Yes, the sliding upholstered headboard is designed to be easily adjustable. It can slide along the metal track to accommodate different positions and preferences.

What material is the sliding upholstered headboard made of?

The sliding upholstered headboard is made of high-quality upholstery fabric and has a sturdy metal frame for durability.

Can the sliding upholstered headboard be customized?

Unfortunately, customization options for the sliding upholstered headboard are limited. It is available in the standard design and finishes as shown on the website.

Is the sliding upholstered headboard compatible with any bed frame?

The sliding upholstered headboard is designed to be compatible with most bed frames. However, it is recommended to check the specifications and dimensions of your bed frame to ensure proper fit and compatibility.

Is the sliding upholstered headboard easy to clean?

Yes, the upholstery fabric of the sliding upholstered headboard can be easily cleaned using a damp cloth or mild upholstery cleaner. It is important to follow the care instructions provided with the product to maintain its quality.

What are the dimensions of the sliding upholstered headboard?

The exact dimensions of the sliding upholstered headboard can be found on the product page of the website. It is recommended to refer to the specifications provided to ensure it fits your desired location.

Does the sliding upholstered headboard include a warranty?

Yes, the sliding upholstered headboard comes with a warranty against manufacturing defects. The details of the warranty coverage can be obtained from the manufacturer or the seller.

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