Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Snuggle Up



Thomas Jefferson built in an alcove bed in his Monticello home. He incorporated a few innovative ideas into his alcove bed, but I think an alcove bed is pretty special all by itself.

It's cozy and private and certainly takes advantage of small spaces. See for yourself...

















Which alcove bed is your favorite?

8 comments:

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

My favorite is the 6th from the bottom....love the whole cottage look going on there!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Love cozy nest beds like that! My fave is the bunk alcove. i have ALWAYS wanted to do a bunk room like that...somewhere...someday...somehow.

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

I love them all - how fun! Maybe I'll do that one day..great idea!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I've always wanted to have an alcove bed. I love all the photos, Sandra.

Nola @ Alamo North said...

I am so claustrophobic, it would be the second from the bottom, with the double wedding ring rug and the big windows (they wouldn't make me feel closed in).
Do you know what the three circles above Jefferson's alcove are for?

Country French Antiques said...

Oh my! I love Alcove beds. Actually my favorite I sold. It was an 18th century Louis XV style, painted grey and white.
Of course I vote for the French one!
Great photos, Thanks!

sandra/tx said...

Nola, I don't know what those three circles are for. Do you?

mary said...

I have always loved alcove beds. Maybe someday I can figure out a way to do that for sweet Molly and Madelyn.