The bedroom is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation, but in these cases, it is the site of the home's boldest design moves as well.
In an industrial San Francisco home, the residents' bedroom, occupying a space that was once a machine shop, has a cedar sleeping platform.
All of the beds in a renovated French farmhouse are playful custom one-off designs, including the marionette-themed master bed, which a local carpenter fabricated from oak felled in the surrounding forest.
In a simple French retreat, the second floor houses three lits bretons, boxlike compartments where the curtains can be drawn to close sleepers off from the world.
A renovation in Phoenix also included a conversion of a dilapidated carriage house into a sleek, two-story studio that flanks the rear porch. The bed is raised on wood paletts.
The Brooklyn home of artist Jennifer Bartlett also serves as a studio space. In addition to playing double duty, the residence breaks down spatial boundaries and traditional designations of rooms, as evidenced by the postioning of the tub right behind the bed.
This super minimal bedroom in Montreal is enclosed with a glass wall. A blackout curtain can be drawn closed for privacy.
Another spartan sleeping space, this home in Slovenia features just a mattress on top of a raised platform.