Nook Bunk

I'm helping a friend transition her young daughter's room into a shared bedroom (she's pregnant with another little girl due this summer). We're using a carpenter to build in a cute bunk bed situation. Wouldn't something like this be adorable?

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Also, check out the vintage lucite rocker we bought last week for the same project. There's a pretty good chance it won't easily fit in the room with the dresser we're likely going to use, but seriously. How could we pass this up? If it doesn't fit, I will gladly keep the bill and find a spot in our house!

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26 comments:

Julia Konya said...

I'm obsessed with the lucite rocker. What an incredible find!

Victoria said...

LOVING the lucite rocker! What a find! Can't wait to see the final room pics :)

Jena said...

What a great Idea. Just a bit of advice on bunk beds - especially if you have the ability to customize them. Even in an open style bunk bed, changing the sheets can be a real pain - both top and bottom bunks. Especially when you have younger children that will be going through potty training - I speak from experience on this one :-). Not sure what the solution is but maybe your carpenter could leave the backside/wallside of the bunk unit totally open and your client could then scoot the bed away from the wall when she has to change the sheets - sliding the mattresses out a bit to put on the fitted sheet.

Naz said...

Love the look of the rocker. Very cool looking.

All I can think of with the bunk beds is how cumbersome it will be making the beds and changing the sheets.

Holly Hardy said...

I used to love sleeping in a bunk bed, the enclosed space made it feel like a little section of the bedroom that was all yours!

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citygirlarts.com said...

I think I would bust a wall out for that rocker!
Leslie

Christina Marie Interiors said...

I'll buy the rocker if you don't use it!! I've been looking for one for my own nursery! Love it!!

Xarcady D said...

Absolutely love the bunk beds. I would have loved something like this back when I had to share a room with my little sister.

But I agree with PPs. Do make sure that there is access to the bunk beds so that the linens can be changed easily. Especially on the top bunk, where reaching over to the wall side is harder.

I'd consider making that curtain into two curtains, one for the top bunk and one for the lower. Would help if the age difference is great enough that one child would end up going to bed an hour or more before the older child. I used to have to get undressed and into bed in the dark, because turning on any sort of light would wake my sister.

Laurie Jones said...

I'd be finding in a place for that rocker no matter what! It's awesome!

Janna McCalley said...

That is the coolest rocking chair I've ever seen!

Karuzela Studio said...

It's really cute, but make sure that both kids have enough room for their comfort. In this pic it seems like they're not taking full advantage of the vertical space. Also, if you're thinking of using fabric like that, each bed should have it's own set of drapes. It's great for a bit of privacy here and there, but not that great for ventlation. For the same reason I'd consider using some sort of carved boards for the sides, and maybe follow Jena's idea of leaving the back open. You could paint the wall behind the same colour as the bed for a similar effect.

Michelle Panting said...

You always find the most amazing things! And those bunk beds look so sweet!

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Erin said...

Love BOTH!

alison g. said...

Um...if it doesn't fit, I'd gladly compensate you to be able to use it in MY baby girl's nursery in Virginia! ;)
alison g.

thelovelylifestyle.com said...

If you can't find a place for it, I will buy it from you! I've wanted one for years, but they're usually not in great condition.

Jessica said...

That bed is the very inspiration that my husband is using to create my girls beds. I have it saved on my phone and the girls are always looking at it and asking us when it's going to happen! So adorable!

Elizabeth said...

I came here to mention what a pain it would be to change those linens, but I see that's already covered.

Barbie said...

I am SO jealous of all your lucky clients!

Lexie said...

Gorgeous rocker and I'm in love with that girl's room as well!

Jennifer said...

I love making the most of small spaces, this bunk looks like so much fun, and the rocking chair (as everyone keeps saying) is amazing!

sarah m. dorsey said...

That rocker is AMAZING!!! Definitely too good to pass up!

Jimmy said...

What's your friend's plan in terms of when to move the kids in together? Will the bottom bunk be more of a crib with the older sibling up top? Something transformable that can be crib now, regular bunk later? Or is this more of a bunk for down the road?

Sounds exciting, and I'm sure I can't be too far behind her in planning to do something like this for my own two little ones.

simplymodernhome.com said...

That chair is ridiculous! I give you credit for parting with it. I think I'd have to keep it for myself!

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Tasneem Hussain said...

The bunk beds are such a cute idea. I would love to do something like that when/if we have a second kid.

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Polly Rowan said...

Those bunk beds look SO cosy! Love the rocker too

Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons said...

Bravo on the rocker find, wow.....so gorgeous!

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