Transformer LoftModern Bedroom, New York
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A Manhattan Studio Opens to FlexibilityLocation: Chelsea neighborhood of ManhattanSize: 650 square feetDespite its previous run-down state, this studio had a loft like-feel that the architect could work with. The open space had plenty of benefits, but he needed to find a spot for the bed that still felt private. A custom Murphy bed and sliding door did the trick while keeping the option to open everything back up again. See more of this home
8. Use innovative, flexible furnishings. When space is at a premium, smart, space-savvy designs are here to help. Think fold-up Murphy beds, disappearing pocket doors, modern sofas that convert to spare beds and adjustable height tables for dining and lounging.
A floor-to-ceiling sliding door creates privacy for the sleeping nook. White on the outside and a luxurious oiled walnut finish on the inside, the wall instantly warms up the largely white bedroom canvas. "We engineered the sliding wall and the surrounding interior walls to be soundproof; they're made of high-tech acoustic products, which has the added benefit of creating a robust wall," says Garneau. Now you see the bed and the sliding wall ...