28 January 2012

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Ever since I was a small child, I have always yearned for a cabinet or "alcove" bed.

 There were certainly alcoves galore in our first home,
and my bed was pushed under one of them, which was very cozy indeed.

But it wasn't the same as having a true cabinet bed.

 The beauty of a bed like that was turning it into a reading nook.

And if it had a window, all the better to watch the moon pass by in the night.

And if it had draws or shelves underneath, what more could you ask for?

As an adult, it would be easy to turn a childhood nook into something more elegant.

And with a fireplace near, how cozy the winter nights would be.

Curtains are good for keeping secrets....

... or for keeping out drafts...

... or feeling like a princess.


  1. I would love to create an alcove in my daughter's room but her ceiling is a slanted. Beautiful pictures to inspire! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your countdown to spring, can't wait!



  2. Like being in the Captain's quarters on a pirate ship.......

  3. Exactly like a Pirate Captain's quarters... and much better than being 'below decks' in a rope hammock! I think my inspiration as a child was definitely part Sleeping Beauty and part Treasure Island.

  4. Abby, I think making an alcove bed under a slanted wall might be an easy project. You could attach a drapery track along the top of the slanted wall where it meets the ceiling and then hang curtains.