A top floor bedroom often means attic space, especially in older houses. This mint bedroom atop a New York penthouse tucks a bed into a tight nook. Photo by David Hotson
In Belgium, a home’s cramped layout meant some serious reconfiguring. The living room was moved near the garden and the previous space it occupied was turned into a split-level bedroom. A fireplace in the lounge area and a sleeping area that opens onto the garden make it dreamy rather than cold. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse
In Omer Arbel’s Vancouver bedroom, a light by Bretford in Chicago is next to an Ikea Malm bed topped with Indian linens and folk weavings. The rug is from Paola Lenti. A Bocci 19 brass bowl sits near a hamper from Connected Fair Trade Goods. A console runs the length of the far wall, utilizing otherwise difficult-to-access space. Photo by José Mandojana.
In a 580-square-foot Hollywood bungalow, a heavy velvet curtain slides across to shield the bedroom from the rest of the open space, creating privacy without walls. Photo by Joe Pugliese.
A 520-square-foot backyard retreat was made with a steeply pitched roof to match the main house’s design. The low ceilings posed a problem for standard furniture, but custom built-ins by Phloem Studio made the room appear to be “carved from a single piece of wood.” Photo by Lincoln Barbour.
In Edge Studio's apartment building, sleeping space is adventurously tucked away in an alcove above the kitchen, accessible by a track ladder that slides along a rail mounted above the counter. Photo by Roger Davies.