"Being at camp conjures up good times," said homeowner George Yabu in the August 1, 2013 New York Times article, "Welcome to Summer Camp." Journalist Steven Kurutz wrote about the Amagansett, New York, home of Mr. Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, which features bunk beds and an hospitable air for a steady stream of seasonal visitors. Bunk beds are the perfect option for vacation homes, whether the guests are grandchildren or grown-ups. My favorites feature curtained compartments with reading lights. Take a look . . . 

"Bunk beds and striped blankets in the guest wing promote a summer-camp feeling. As [homeowner] Mr. Yabu put it, 'Being at camp conjures up good times.' "
The Amagansett, New York, home of George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg.
Design by homeowners George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg.
"Welcome to Summer Camp" by Steven Kurutz.
The New York Times (August 1, 2013). 
 "The bunk room is partially sheathed in reclaimed corral boards."
Big Sky, Montana, home of Julie and Tommy Frist.
Decorated by Markham Roberts
Architect: Paul Bertelli, JLF and Associates.
Photography by Bjorn Wallander.
Styled by Howard Christian.
Text by Mayer Rus.
"Elemental Style" produced by Senga Mortimer.
 " 'The children's bedrooms are about intimacy and a sense of sharing,' architect Charles Gwathmey says. A Matthew Imperiale rug is the focal point in a children's bedroom, where the bunk beds meet in ship's-cabin style."
Steven Spielberg's family guest house in the Hamptons.
Interior design by Naomi Leff.
Architect: the late Charles Gwathmey (The renowned architect died August 3, 2009).
Photography by Norman McGrath.
"By nature, a bunk room creates a casual weekend mood for kids. Here bold stripes, informal fabrics, and cotton rugs project a festive feel."
Florida beach house.
Architect: Matthew Savoie, Savoie Architects.
Photography by Colleen Duffley.
Text by Saxon Henry. 
"Lollygagging in Style" produced by Lisa Mowry.
"The fir-paneled walls in the bunk room are painted in Farrow and Ball's Pointing, and the ladders and bunk beds are custom made; the pillows are covered in Rogers and Goffigon fabrics, and the curtains are of a linen by Rose Tarlow Melrose House." 
Ketchum, Idaho, home of Mary Lynn and Rusty Turner.
Interior design by homeowner Mary Lynn Turner and her daughters, Marie Turner Carson and Emily Turner, all of M. Elle Design.
Architecture by Bob White, Forest Studio.
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
"The Peak of Rustic Chic" by Kathleen Hackett.
Elle Decor (December 2010 - January 2011). 
"The bunk room's beds and cabinetry are custom made, and the oak floors are by Exquisite Surfaces."
California home on bluff above Salt Creek Beach.
Interior design by M. Elle Design.
Architecture by Bob White, Forest Studio.
Photography by William Abranowicz.
Text by Julie L. Belcove.
"Riding the Waves" produced by Anita Sarsidi.
 "In this guest bedroom, the use of bunk beds makes room for extra play space. Guests of all ages can have fun 'bunking in' for a few days. Essentials for bunk rooms that are kid- and adult-friendly include fabulous bedding, reading lights, and a built-in niche in each bunk for bedside necessities."
Connecticut weekend home.
Interior design by Lisa Sherry, Lisa Sherry Interieurs.
Art Direction by Michelle Adams.
"Serene Hideaway" written by Caroline Biggs.
Lonny (March 2013).
 Belk Farm, a rebuilt farmhouse in Chester, South Carolina.
Architect: Ken Pursley.
"A Modern Farmhouse" by John Kessler.
Garden and Gun (April/May 2012).
"All the Crowley youngsters use the bunk room as a play space, and it's the hub of activity for sleepovers with friends and cousins. The built-ins were wired to allow for reading lights above each bed." Sconces: Circa Lighting.  
The Crowley family compound outside Indianapolis.
Interior design by Suzanne Kasler.
Architectural design by William T. Baker.
Photography by Tria Giovan.
Written by Sarah Egge.
"Young at Heart" produced by Betsy Harris.
"Nurseryworks beds are paired in the bunk room; the wool carpet is by Beauvais." 
Hamptons guesthouse.
Interior design by Thad Hayes.
Architecture by Leroy Street Studio.
Photography by Scott Frances.
"Vantage Point" text by Stephen Wallis.
Architectural Digest (August 2011).
"The beds in the bunk room, served by a blackened-steel ladder, are of wire-brushed oak with coverlets of Loro Piana cotton (the curtains are made of the same fabric); the lamp is by Come, the armchairs are vintage Jeanneret, and the rug is by Ashbury Hides."
15,000-square-foot log cabin in Aspen, Colorado.
Redesign by Alexandra and Michael Misczynski, Atelier AM.
Original builder: architect David Finholm.
Photography by Pieter Estersohn.
Text by Patricia Leigh Brown. 
"Winter Palace" produced by Howard Christian.
Architectural Digest (December 2011).
"Situated on an upper floor of a Wyoming vacation house overlooking a grove of aspens, the bedroom Mariette Himes Gomez designed for a family's three boys, then in their early teens, 'is like a tree house,' she says. 'The space . . . is my articulation of a classic bunkhouse . . . a space that could accommodate the growing boys and their guests.' For the 18-by-20-foot room, she had two sets of four maple bunks built and placed the sets against opposite walls. She kept the rest of the furnishings to a minimum. The desks are built in, and the bunks offer storage in the form of drawers and bookshelves."
Interior design by Mariette Himes Gomez.
Photography by Roger Wade.
"Design Notebook: Rooms of Their Own"
Architectural Digest (December 2007).
" 'We encapsulated the furniture into one piece that could be modified over time,' architect Peter Pennoyer says of a room for a five-year-old boy in a Manhattan town house. The ingenious structure holds a bunk bed, shelves for books and toys and an adjustable-height desk. Pennoyer 'wanted the piece to be as comfortable as possible,' so there are no sharp edges anywhere on it. Victoria Hagan, the project's interior designer, also emphasized comfort, giving the room plush carpet and an abundance of soft places to relax."
Manhattan town house.
Interior design by Victoria Hagan.
Architecture by Peter Pennoyer, Peter Pennoyer Architects.
Photography by Scott Frances. 
"Design Notebook: Rooms of Their Own"
Architectural Digest (December 2007).
 "Bunk beds and desks by Nurseryworks and a custom-made Vladimir Kagan sectional sofa were specified for the boys' room; the David Weeks Studio chandelier is from Ralph Pucci International."
Greenwich Village townhouse built in 1842 and home to a couple with four young sons.
Decorator: Christine Markatos Lowe, Christine Markatos Design.
Architecture by Leroy Street Studio.
Photography by William Waldron.
Text by Philip Nobel.
"Forward March" produced by Noemi Bonazzi.
Architectural Digest (December 2012).
 "Save space and add interest in a small space with bunk beds. In a narrow kids' room, an intentionally high upper bunk creates an airy atmosphere. Colorful fabrics, crisp metal details and traditional pine boards epitomize the modern cottage."
Beds designed by Superkul and fabricated by Barzelle Designs.
Photography by Tom Arban.
Fashion designer and author Cynthia Rowley "made her daughters' bunk beds resemble a petit four by frosting the unit's frame with bathroom caulk squeezed through a pastry bag." Art: "Jellyfish Eyes" by Takashi Murakami.
1845 Greek Revival townhouse owned by Cynthia Rowley and her family.
Photography by Roger Davies.
Styled by Carlos Mota.
"Savoir Flair" by Martha McCully.
Elle Decor (October 2008). 
"The bunk room feels like a ship's cabin and is lined with six bunks, four on one side and two on the other. Grommets on the curtains are meant to evoke bubbles. The brass porthole mirror was in [homeowner Kim] Dempster's house when she was a child."
Weekend house in Marin County, California belonging to Kim and Mark Dempster.
Interior design by Kim Dempster and Erin Martin.
Photography by Alec Hemer.
"A Chic Little Beach House" interview by Christine Pittel.
House Beautiful (July - August 2012).
"The bunk room bath is fitted with lockers for guests and family members, [homeowner Kim] Dempster had the faucets on Kohler's Brockway sinks stripped down to the brass. The wall paneling is painted in alternating bands of flat and semigloss paint, echoing the stripe on the Pottery Barn towels."
Weekend house in Marin County, California belonging to Kim and Mark Dempster.
Interior design by Kim Dempster and Erin Martin.
Photography by Alec Hemer.
"A Chic Little Beach House" interview by Christine Pittel.
House Beautiful (July - August 2012).


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