Thomas Jefferson understood the appeal of alcove beds (see his iconic alcove bed at Monticello here); here's a roundup of some modern favorites.
Above: An alcove bed with built-in storage at the Moormann Berge in Germany.
Above: A sleeping nook looks out on a calm landscape at the Hotel Aire de Bardenas in Navarre, Spain.
Above: A built-in bed in the Minneapolis home of coffee shop owner Greg Martin on Dwell Magazine.
Above: A reading niche in a 1950's home in Denmark by KML Design.
Above: A bed alcove in the Hotel Hegia in France photographed by the Office of Word and Image (OWI). [Editor's note: OWI is no longer in business.]
Above: A minimal alcove bed desinged by French architect François Roche.
Above: A Moroccan-influenced nook bed in a London apartment on Shoot Factory.
Above: A paneled alcove bed from House Call: Annabel's House in London.