Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The perfect niche...

(Designed by David Lawrence, featured in Domino March '06)

is all I've wanted for my bedroom. I would build an alcove just for the purpose of having a cozy spot for my bed. I don't know why this really appeals to me, maybe it's some link to my childhood...the canopy bed I had most of my life, all those huts made of boxes, and just the feeling of having a private spot (I sound like I grew up with 10 siblings instead of 2). Either way, anyone lucky enough to do so, should try this...so, here's a little inspiration for you!

(Photo by Justin Bernhaut, May 2006, featured on Domino website)

(Designers Diamond Baratta, featured in Elle Decor, May '06)

(Designer Adrienne Neff, featured in Domino, Oct. '06)

(Featured in Elle Decor Home book byFilipacchi publishing)

(Bedroom featured on Inside Avenue blog)

24 comments:

Brilliant Asylum said...

I have always thought the bed niche was a design challenge--thanks for the inspiration!

The Peak of Chic said...

I love the idea of this Kate! Kind of cozy. Albert Hadley did this with a daybed/sofa in his apt. and it looked great!

Laura said...

Recently I toured an historic home that had been restored for a family with two young girls. In their shared bedroom, they turned the low-ceilinged closet into a "reading nook" and fitted it with piles of pillows in "girly" fabrics, two small reading lamps, handmade artwork on the walls, and a banner of fabric triangle flags hanging from the corners of the "room" to the center of the ceiling. It looked like the most magical space ever. I know what you mean about craving a "niche" to hide away!

style court said...

those topn two are such favorites of mine :)

robyn said...

Really good post, love the photographs & the idea of a bedroom niche.

gilda said...

i'm moving soon and have been searching like mad for ideas for my new home!! all your pictures were so helpful. thanks!!

girl meets glamour said...

Glad you liked this brilliant asylum!

girl meets glamour said...

Yes definately cozy Jennifer! I think I do recall the Albert Hadley daybed...I will have to look for that image and add it, thanks for reminding me :)

girl meets glamour said...

I love those top two too Courtney...okay that was a bit of tongue twister. Thanks for the comment :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

So glad I could offer you some inspiration gilda...thanks for stopping by my blog :)

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Robyn!

annechovie said...

I really dig the whole niche thing and the coziness it affords! Great post!

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Anne!

Emily said...

I love that first shot from domino 3/06. I didn't subscribe to domino then and i've never seen that shot. I love the color...not too sweet but not punky, just cool. I love that mustardy gold color on her skirt with it too...i wonder if she intended to complement it for the shoot...

franki durbin said...

I remember seeing the Pottery Barn design director's home once in a magazine. She had a niche carved out adjacent to her kitchen in which she placed a full sized bed.

The nook was large enough to hold the entire bed and have heaps of pillows, perfect for reading with her children or taking a nap. It was just adorable.

Your post brought back all of the thoughts of her inspiring home.

blushing apples said...

i like this!!!! i'm not fortunate to have this tho but i admire it :(

girl meets glamour said...

That is a great photo isn't it Emily! I was just talking about this cover the other day and was saying the same thing, that I think the skirt was planned to go with the room :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

So glad I could inspire you Franki!!! Thanks for the comment

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks for the comment blushing apples!

chinoise said...

i like the last photo.. especially because u can see the plants outside. refreshing. =)

cool blog! im an interior design student so i guess can get inspiration from here. ^^,

Mélanie said...

Thank you gor giving us inspiration . My favorite one is the 2nd one in green !!!
For me it looks terrific.
Mélanie

Bhavna said...

This is so perfect for little girls! A niche, with smaller niches to keep stuff handy! And you get the feeling of coziness as you sleep!

Suzy said...

I agree, great post. I've always wanted a space like that for my bedroom too. That image from Domino is fab!

patriciagrayinc.com said...

I love the concept of sleeping niches...very cozy. Great pictures on this post.