There were a lot of more ornate options out there (think Restoration Hardware et al) but I went for the Min Bed at Design Within Reach. There was no footboard, and the simple modern design balances out more of the kooky eclectic elements of our bedroom.
The result? With our mattress and box spring on the frame, our bed is now a ridiculously high 30 inches! It's kind of fun climbing (literally) into bed, but I think our poor cat needs some steps now to get up. (FYI - most beds these days are low, but since our bedside tables were around 29-30 inches, I consciously went with a higher bed so we didn't have to reach up to get to alarm clocks, books, glasses of water, etc.)
Here's what it looks like all assembled: