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5 Favorites: The Murphy Bed Grows Up

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 11, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Christine last modified Jan 10, 2013

At the turn of last century, William Lawrence Murphy’s invention of the pull-down bed was one of the first ingenious small space living solutions. Here are five sophisticated versions that make the most of limited space. Above: Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory member Studio Garneau maximize their storage wall by including built-in bedside storage and closets. For more small living solutions, see A Tiny Live/Work Loft Made Large . Photo by Ian Allen via Dwell . Above: A custom Murphy bed by Murdock Solon Architects . Above L: A contrasting color of paint on the interior creates an instant headboard. Photo by Angus Fergusson via House and Home . Above R: Reading lights have been incorporated into the wood surround of the bed. Image via Lydia's Next Step . Above: A guest bedroom with a pull down bed inspired by airplane wings was built into a disused shipping container in a loft space in San Francisco. Photo by Drew Kelly via Dwell . Above: The same principle can be applied to bunk beds. Images via We Do Beds and Casa Kids . N.B: For the most part, small living is the reality of the way we live today. For more inspiration, see 1490 back posts of Small Living Solutions .





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