We had to share this amazing custom headboard upholstered using a west elm Kantha Quilt! Rachael Franceschina of Fonda Interior Design created the look for a client’s guest bedroom and we hope her design inspires you…


For this guest bedroom, I purchased a west elm Kantha Quilt with deep fuschia and purple. I fell in love with the color and the intricate designs. I designed the shape of the headboard — similar to the west elm Scroll Headboard — and had a local upholsterer build it.


I covered the bed with white sheets, the onyx and ivory Lola Quilt and shams, and a solid white duvet cover to play off the bright colors. Decorative Kantha pillows finish the look. The bed frame is the west elm Narrow-Leg Bed Frame in white. The white side tables are Japanese-inspired from a local furniture resale shop and the solid gray drapes and sheers are also from west elm.


How inspiring! Thanks Rachael!

See more of Rachael’s work at Fonda Interior Design.

creative-reuse-kantha-quilt-sari-west-elm-modern-global-textiles SHOP THIS LOOK
Kantha Quilted Pillows
Narrow-Leg Bed Frame
Scroll Headboard

Images: by Betsy Maddox via Fonda Interior Design


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December 26, 2012

Beautiful! Love the pop of color that the quilt brings to the room. It reminds me of the way vintage quilts are often framed and placed on the wall.

Rachael Fonda Franceschina

June 6, 2014

Thanks for the kudos, Aaron! I have other uses for your kantha quilts that I will post on my blog shortly, so stay tuned.


October 23, 2014

If I took some pants that my college roommates would wear in the mid 90’s, you know, the ones that smoked a lot lot lot of pot, thats the fabric they would wear for their lounging around pants or to some grateful dead concert. And you made a bed out of it. I assume you changed it by now.

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