and child's playroom. It is a particular challenge for the designer to help a client incorporate
multi-purposes in one extra room. The needs for function, comfort and style must all be met
while utilizing often limited available space. We would all like to treat our guests to a room that
reminds us of a favorite hotel in the photos below. A large and luxurious bed, seating for relaxation, and a desk work space are all desired elements.
by installing one in a wall enclosure as in the following three photos. The beds are quickly stored away until needed and easily lowered when in use.
Sofas with pull-out beds are very popular offering comfortable seating for the office as well as
sleeping for occasional guests. Even upholstered chairs can provide sleeping arrangements with pull-out twin beds. The photos below are good examples of both options.
It isn't restful for the guest or convenient for the homeowner if a lot of items have to be moved around to switch from one function to another. Built-in shelves and cupboards are a great solution for storage needs and display areas as in the photos below.
If the room must also serve other purposes beyond working and sleeping, I suggest small-scale versions of required items. In the next two photos, an electric keyboard is available for music lessons
and a wall-mounted television creates a tv-viewing den in the home.
are on view for guests to enjoy. I like it when homeowners want to portray their personalities, color preferences or a theme in the decor of the guest room, especially if it's also the home office where they spend a lot of time working. In the next photos, favorite contemporary artwork is hung on the walls, a blue and green color scheme is both restful and happy, a striking wall treatment is featured and an elegant and eclectic decorating style is evident.
Very small spaces can still be highly-functional where thoughtful design techniques are employed.
I like the storage drawers under the bed in the first photo where a neutral color scheme helps enlarge
the feeling of the room. In the intimate bedroom in the second photo, decorative curtains hide the office area from the bed so a guest doesn't feel cramped when using the bed.
is essential to make the room feel more livable. Cove ceiling lighting, skylights and pale or white wall colors are excellent choices for these situations as seen in the photos below.