ISSUE 12  |  Rustic Modern

10 Favorites: Modern Alcove Beds

March 24, 2011 3:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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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 Franí§ois Roche.

Above: A pair of Tolomeo Classic Wall Lamps tucked in a blue-upholstered reading niche designed by Piet Boon.

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.

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

See another 10 Favorites roundup on Rustic Open Shelving in the Kitchen and Space Saving, Clever Laundry Rooms.