Unusual Sleeping Spaces

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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.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, and Shelves. The couple’s bedroom, occupying a space that was once a machine shop, has a cedar sleeping platform designed and built by Elliot Loh. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping SpacesView Photos

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 the house are playful custom one-off designs by Crasset, including the marionette-themed master bed, which a local carpenter fabricated from oak felled in the surrounding forest. The stone fireplace is original. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern homeView Photos

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.

Modern home with Bedroom and Bed. The second floor houses three lits bretons, boxlike compartments where the curtains can be drawn to close sleepers off from the world. Inside, each has a built-in shelf 

for personal belongings and a favorite read. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping SpacesView Photos

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.

An additional aspect of the renovation was the conversion of a dilapidated carriage house into a sleek, two-story studio that flanks the rear porch. A structural steel frame inside reinforces the structure while recalling the main house’s steel cladding. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern homeView Photos

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 bath was placed behind the bed, another example of the way the artist—who was accustomed to sleeping in the pool area of her previous apartment—likes to break down spatial boundaries and traditional designations of rooms. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping Spaces modern homeView Photos

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.

Modern home with Bedroom and Bed. The bedroom is enclosed with a glass wall. A blackout curtain can be drawn closed for privacy. An Ikea cabinet and custom white lacquered shelves provide plenty of closet space. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping SpacesView Photos

This super minimal bedroom in Montreal is enclosed with a glass wall. A blackout curtain can be drawn closed for privacy.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Shelves, Recessed Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. The simple yet spacious master bedroom opens up to a private terrace. Photo  of Unusual Sleeping SpacesView Photos

Another spartan sleeping space, this home in Slovenia features just a mattress on top of a raised platform.

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