Deputy Art Director Philippe Blanchin turns his hand to at-home headboard upholstery
I wanted to create a hotel look by incorporating a large headboard to give the guest bedroom drama and focus. They can be expensive, so I thought I would have a go at making one myself. I started by cutting a piece of MDF to size, then I attached fire-retardant wadding to the board using a staple gun. In the same way, I fixed the fabric in position, leaving a 20-centimetre border around the edge for a contrasting material. Where the two fabrics join, I covered the staples with upholstery pins to create a neater finish. I fixed brackets to the back of the MDF and then hung it on the wall, pushing the bed up close to secure it in position.