Bunk Rooms

Bunk rooms were originally designed for travelers or temporary workers.  They were efficient spaces for sleeping, period.  In working on homes in Ski Resort towns, I found another purpose for these spaces.  Vacation homes frequently have these rooms for a gaggle of kids or a bunch of people that are going to ski or play so hard they don’t need spacious accommodations.    However, bunk rooms have come along way; the highest quality mattresses and linens, built in iphone docs, reading lamps, individual TV sets, anything you could want.  I love the way it introduces the slumber party vibe.  Here are a few of my favorite:

This last one is of a bunk room I worked on this past winter. The walls are upholstered in a scandinavian inspired fabric. Because of my amateur photography, you can't see there are actually 4 bunks with a mirror and dresser in between. There are double beds on the bottom and singles on the top (completely custom fabricated by an amazing millwork company).


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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3 Responses to Bunk Rooms

  1. Raina says:

    I’ve always thought these are perfect for vacation homes.

  2. Raina says:

    P.S. Yours turned out beautifully!

  3. Glen says:

    Looks like my bed in Iraq only nicer

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