One of summer’s most wonderful gifts is having your children and grandchildren and their friends visit you. However, when you know their visits will become part of every summer and holiday, the question can become – besides sleeping bags and tents on the floor – how can a permanent space be created to welcome them, comfort them and be safe for them, that will also reflect the beauty of the rest of your home or second home?
Today’s post showcases some of the most inspiring luxury bunk bed areas we’ve seen, to answer that question for you and give you ideas, and we also share with you our top safety tips for bunk bed areas.
Let’s start with the opening picture of the bunk bed room designed by Harman Wilde. In it, there’s one thing that all of you who have very small children visiting you might want to consider adding? Can you guess what it is?
This exquisite bunk bed area, above, created by Greenwich, CT interior designer, Pamela Jimenez Design, incorporates it.
Notice how the steel railing on the top level goes all the way across the bed, to keep small children from falling out, no matter which way they turn in the middle of the night. We also love how the ladder has been designed with bars to hold onto, when children are crawling down in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom or get a cookie or glass of milk.
This is such a beautiful example of safety first thinking combined with exquisite luxury design.
We love how each area of this bunk bed space below, designed by Francesca Owings, ASID in Grand Rapids, MI, incorporates a small nightstand. And, although it’s hard to tell from this picture, it would be a nice safety touch if there was an electrical outlet underneath each nightstand – with a grommet hole for cords in the nightstand – so children could keep their phones charged in case they would need to make an emergency call.
Here in Texas, several of Leslie Hendrix Wood‘s interior design clients in Midland who prefer a more traditional interior, might like this bunk bed area below, created for the 8 grandchildren of this home’s owners. It was built by the 2014 National Home Builder of the Year, Gabriel Builders.
With this design, our safety tip is to watch that the smallest child is not sleeping in the top bunk without the guard rail next to the pillow – or doesn’t climb into it, in the middle of the night, and fall asleep there.
For those of you who love the idea of a log cabin in the summertime, or who have log cabin second homes in the mountains of Colorado, Montana, North Carolina or Maine, this unique bunk bed area, designed by Rocky Mountain Inc., fits in perfectly with the architecture. Notice how the rails on the top bunk are spaced far enough apart so that a child could not get their head caught between them.
And lastly, if you don’t have a lot of room, creating a luxury bunk bed area can be done in even the smallest of spaces, with the use of thoughtfully designed millwork detailing, paint and lighting, as it has been here in this New York City apartment by interior designer Caroline Beaupere, who incorporated a safety rail all the way across the top bunk so seamlessly, that you almost don’t recognize it as a safety rail. Perfection.
We hope we’ve both inspired you with these beautiful designs & helped you to think about a few of the safety concerns inherent in luxury bunk bed design in today’s post, dear readers.
We wish you and your children, grandchildren and friends a safe, happy and carefree summer and, as always, thank you for reading Hadley Court.
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Leslie Hendrix Wood
Founder, Editor In Chief
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