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10 Easy Pieces: Grown-Up Guest Beds

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10 Easy Pieces: Grown-Up Guest Beds

February 20, 2019

I recently moved from New York to a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco and the list of friends that I’ve said “come and stay!” to has been growing and growing. The problem is I don’t like sleeper sofas—and while an air mattress is perfectly fine, there’s something very dorm-like about them. It’s a sad image: our guest—a parent or sibling or best friend—standing over me with a pillow in hand as I unfurl the plastic and start up the blower. That’s not the kind of host I strive to be. Instead, I’d rather have a grown-up guest bed; a wood daybed in the corner of the room that expands into a proper bed for the night—and gets put back together in the morning. No air blower needed.

Designed by Martina Bautier Guest Bed is a convertible daybed made of solid oak. The bed slides out from a daybed into a double bed and the top mattress flips over onto the frame; €
Above: Designed by Martina Bautier Guest Bed is a convertible daybed made of solid oak. The bed slides out from a daybed into a double bed and the top mattress flips over onto the frame; €2,980 at Bautier.
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Above: The CB2 Lubi Silver Grey Sleeper Daybed is $899 at CB2.
The Capistrano Outdoor Daybed from Serena & Lily is hand-wrapped in an all-weather resin that mimics rattan. Modeled after a 40s French design, the frame is shown here in natural; white is also available. The mattress is included and comes in  fabric options; tufted Sunbrella white canvas, shown, starts at $
Above: The Capistrano Outdoor Daybed from Serena & Lily is hand-wrapped in an all-weather resin that mimics rattan. Modeled after a 1940s French design, the frame is shown here in natural; white is also available. The mattress is included and comes in 14 fabric options; tufted Sunbrella white canvas, shown, starts at $2,498. For more see our post 7 Favorites: The New Rattan Daybed.
The Remix Night Couch is designed by Gesa Hansen, founder of the Hansen Family. It’s handmade with a solid oak frame, comes in any textile from the Hansen Family or Kvadrat lines, and folds out flat into a platform bed. Prices start at $
Above: The Remix Night Couch is designed by Gesa Hansen, founder of the Hansen Family. It’s handmade with a solid oak frame, comes in any textile from the Hansen Family or Kvadrat lines, and folds out flat into a platform bed. Prices start at $2,690. For more on Gesa, see our post A Scandi Furniture Designer at Home in Paris.
The Stackable Heide Bunk Bed Comfort Model designed by German cabinet maker Rolf Heide is €667 for each section at Manufactum in Germany. For more see our post Stackable Guest Beds for Small Spaces: Rolf Heide’s Stapelliege.
Above: The Stackable Heide Bunk Bed Comfort Model designed by German cabinet maker Rolf Heide is €667 for each section at Manufactum in Germany. For more see our post Stackable Guest Beds for Small Spaces: Rolf Heide’s Stapelliege.
Seen here in a Studio Oink-designed guest bedroom in Washington DC, the Thompson Trundle Bed, can be pained to match any interior (like it is here, painted in Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin).
Above: Seen here in a Studio Oink-designed guest bedroom in Washington DC, the Thompson Trundle Bed, can be pained to match any interior (like it is here, painted in Farrow & Ball Slipper Satin).
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Above: The Softline Design Team’s Duet Daybed in Pumice (shown) and Fog for $1,695 at Design Within Reach.
The ultimate in guest beds is the Donald Judd Single Day Bed 3
Above: The ultimate in guest beds is the Donald Judd Single Day Bed 32 still available through the Judd Foundation. It comes in a range of wood options, fits a twin mattress, and is $11,850.
The Lolotoe Convertible Daybed with Mattress folds down and opens into a queen; $749.99 at Joss & Main.
Above: The Lolotoe Convertible Daybed with Mattress folds down and opens into a queen; $749.99 at Joss & Main.
The Serena & Lily Presidio Daybed, shown in Brushed Cotton Canvas; $
Above: The Serena & Lily Presidio Daybed, shown in Brushed Cotton Canvas; $2,798 at Serena & Lily.
The Room & Board Oxford Pop-Up Platform Sleeper Daybed has a lower bed that pulls out and pops up to meet the upper making the twin size daybed into a queen; $loading=
Above: The Room & Board Oxford Pop-Up Platform Sleeper Daybed has a lower bed that pulls out and pops up to meet the upper making the twin size daybed into a queen; $1,999 at Room & Board.
The West Elm Midcentury Daybed in white is currently on sale for $799.
Above: The West Elm Midcentury Daybed in white is currently on sale for $799.

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