12 Wood-Paneled Alcove Beds, Winter Edition
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Shouldn't all houses have alcove beds for overflow guests and lazy afternoon reading? Here's a roundup of some favorites: Above: A niche bed via Designed for Life . Above: A bedrooms from Invention: The Architecture of John B. Murray . Above L: An alcove bed via Greige . Above R: Pippi's built-in daybed on My Scandinavian Retreat . Above: An alcove bed in Annabel's House in London . Above: A Swedish bedroom, via My Scandinavian Retreat . Above: A purple reading nook from interior designer Steven Gambrel . Above: Built-in beds at the Grinda Wardshus in Sweden. Above: The Scherer house in upstate New York, via Andrea Raisfeld Locations . Above: A wood paneled bed at the Manor House Stables in Lincolnshire via Elite Cottages . Above: A painted panel bed photographed by Mary Beth Koeth via Desire to Inspire . Above: A house on Shelter Island by Schappacher White (see the whole project at Architect Visit: Shelter Island House by Schappacher White ). For more inspiration, have a look at all our posts on Beds , including Here Comes the Sun: 10 Bedrooms with Yellow Accents and our roundup of Favorite Mattress Toppers . New sheets for the New Year? Go to 10 Easy Pieces: Simple White Sheets . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 12, 2011 as part of our Refining the Kitchen issue.