ISSUE 104  |  Winter Wonderland

12 Wood-Paneled Alcove Beds, Winter Edition

December 26, 2013 2:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Shouldn’t all houses have alcove beds for overflow guests and lazy afternoon reading? Here’s a roundup of some favorites:

Above: A niche bed via Designed for Life.

Above: A bedrooms from Invention: The Architecture of John B. Murray.

Above L: An alcove bed via Greige. Above R: Pippi’s built-in daybed on My Scandinavian Retreat.

Above: An alcove bed in Annabel’s House in London.

Above: A Swedish bedroom, via My Scandinavian Retreat.

Above: A purple reading nook from interior designer Steven Gambrel.

Above: Built-in beds at the Grinda Wardshus in Sweden.

Above: The Scherer house in upstate New York, via Andrea Raisfeld Locations.

Above: A wood paneled bed at the Manor House Stables in Lincolnshire via Elite Cottages.

Above: A painted panel bed photographed by Mary Beth Koeth via Desire to Inspire.

Above: A house on Shelter Island by Schappacher White (see the whole project at Architect Visit: Shelter Island House by Schappacher White).

For more inspiration, have a look at all our posts on Beds, including Here Comes the Sun: 10 Bedrooms with Yellow Accents and our roundup of Favorite Mattress Toppers.  New sheets for the New Year? Go to 10 Easy Pieces: Simple White Sheets.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 12, 2011 as part of our Refining the Kitchen issue.