First of all, yes, we knew that most people in Hawaii have the California King (longer, thinner) mattresses. However, we were told that Eastern King (shorter, wider) was available but that sheets were hard to find. We checked ahead and found that you could find the Eastern King sheets everywhere.
So we decided to get the Eastern King mattress (with bunkie boards for a lower profile)..... as you all know.
I had all these lovely plans of now finding JUUUUST the perfect zen-like bedroom set. Clean lines....light wood (so it doesn't show scratches)... low profile... platform... ahhhhhh....
We went to Homeworld, Honolulu. No platform bed suites for Eastern King. Well, they had one, I think but we both didn't like it.
We went to Rooms Hawaii. Nothing we liked. We didn't even check for platform suites there because there wasn't any style that grabbed us.
We went to C.S. Wo: Nada. Mostly ornate Asian.
We went to Homeworld, Aiea. Nada nada.
Went to Inspiration Furniture, Aiea: They had three bedroom set styles with an Eastern King platform bedframe. It's a very popular, modern styling type store but the bedroom furniture quality is pretty shoddy. Of the three, this one style was just OK... The price was good though.
We went to Honolulu Design Center today: It turned out to be the flagship store for Inspiration Furniture, Aiea. It had a lot more furniture but only three more designs which were sort of like Ikea particle board but 4 times the price.
Remembering how I've been known to change my mind, Art is reluctant to buy juuuust yet. He wants to take one more trip to Rooms Hawaii just to see if there might be a possibility there that we missed.
And then... that's it! Decision time. It's not like we've got many choices here.