14 Generous Guest Bedrooms and Bunk Rooms

Comfy, elegant and delightfully indulgent, these designs channel hotel luxury at home.

14 Generous Guest Bedrooms and Bunk Rooms
Kensington Penthouse Guest Bedroom by Carden Cunietti

In dreaming up this bedroom for a London showhouse, Carden Cunietti ushered in big color, major charm and a feat of genius design. “We custom designed the twin beds to have the ability to be pushed together to make a king-size headboard,” says Eleanor Cunietti of the sumptuous space. “The room is south-facing and gets a lot of light, so we used bright oranges and yellows to reflect that sunny element,” she says. Photo by Charlie Dailey

For a country house in Connecticut, designer Fawn Galli boldly transformed this attic into a guest-ready spot full of rustic ease and charm. She opted for a classic American palette with six mattress beds and pillows made from vintage flags and textiles—all of which made for a none-too-precious vibe that encourages lounging and lingering. “This is a fun and comfortable space designed for friends and family to hang out in,” she says. The 1970s sofa is by Cappellini. Photo by Costas Picadas

guest room by Sienna Oosterhouse

For a waterfront pied-à-terre in Brooklyn, Sienna Oosterhouse took cues from the sparkling vistas outside when outfitting the interiors with indigo bedding and metallic floral wallpaper. “It has the most incredible views of the East River and New York skyline,” she says. “Because of its unique location and perspective, I wanted to capitalize on those vibrant blues and the height of the space.” Photo by Sienna Oosterhouse

bunk room by Forum Phi Interiors

With the renovation a 1880 Victorian home into a family-friendly getaway in Aspen, architect Kara Thompson of Forum Phi took advantage of every area she could. “The basement of the home was built out with a media room, guest suite and bunk room for visitors,” says Thompson of the clean-lined design outfitted with custom white-oak bunkbeds. A palette of natural wood tones and soothing green notes “enhance the playfulness of the space,” she says. Photo by Michael Brands

Palm Beach bedroom by Kemble Interiors

Mimi McMakin of Kemble Interiors focused on a crisp palette and classic patterns for this guest suite in a Palm Beach home. By combining a striped wallpaper that extends into the tray ceiling, a tropical print in ochre and blue and a geometric wool rug, McMakin created a space that’s elegantly tailored, airy and welcoming. “The design for this room was to be gracious to guests and feel tidy, comfortable and fun inside a traditional island home,” she says. Photo courtesy of Kemble Interiors

guest room by Suzanne Rheinstein & Associates

Suzanne Rheinstein brings her signature classic elegance to this Bel Air guest room in a 1920s Mediterranean-style home. “We wanted to make it feel like a treehouse, as it looks out over the gardens of the home,” says Rheinstein. She channeled the surrounding outdoors by dressing the canopy beds in a hand-printed floral fabric by Penny Morrison and bringing focus to a painting by Christian Brechneff that hangs above an antique Spanish desk. Photo by Pieter Estersohn

guest bedroom by Emily Tucker Design, Inc.

“Pink is not a color I use often, but the homeowners wanted this space to be feminine and bright,” says designer Emily Tucker of this sophisticated guest room in a couple’s home in Bedford, New York. To instill polish and warmth, Tucker brought in stately beds by Bunny Williams and reupholstered a pair of benches (family heirlooms) in pink tweed. “I tried to balance the pink with the olive-green beds and vintage stools to add more texture and depth,” she says. Photo by Sean Litchfield

lake house bedroom by Amy Lau

Amy Lau’s vision for this guest room located in a Hudson Valley lake house was to balance the interior with the landscape outside. “It’s informed by the color and texture found directly through the oversized windows,” says Lau. “Like nature, the pieces within are timeless,” she says of the vintage mix, which includes a Muriel Coleman table lamp along with headboards and a chest by Paul McCobb that “provide the room with an air of restrained elegance and simplicity,” she says. Photo by Josh McHugh

bunk room by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer

Situated in a family’s vacation home south of Charleston, this minimally decorated bunk room perfectly blends playfulness with serenity. “We didn’t want to cloud the design with an overplay of color and pattern,” says Cortney Bishop of the design, with its custom millwork painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove. “Rather, we carried over the black-and-white palette from the rest of the house and added texture with carpentry details, casual textiles and a punchy runner to warm it up.” Photo by Katie Charlotte Photography

ranch bedroom by Tucker & Marks

Inside the guest cottage on a couple’s sprawling estate in the mountains of Northern California, designer Suzanne Tucker created an inviting suite that evokes a cabin in the Adirondacks. “The idea was to design a sophisticated ranch house that combines the features of a private retreat with capacious rooms for hosting and entertaining,” says Tucker of her approach to the refined-relaxed decor of vintage quilts, bedskirts made from wool blankets and Old Hickory headboards and footstools. Photo by Matthew Millman

“We wanted to create a mixed Pacific Rim vibe with a surf-house focus,” says Tim Pfeiffer, the mastermind behind this renovated 12-car garage with built-in bunk cabins on Puget Sound in Washington. Outfitted with polished concrete floors, railings made from powder-coated plumber’s pipes, vintage indigo textiles and industrial wall fans, the space captures the laid-back ease of a seaside bungalow. “The idea was to merge the family’s beach, surf and sailing activities with bunk-house amenities,” Pfeiffer adds. Photo by Andrew Giammarco

Located in the San Juan Islands of Washington, this camp compound was reimagined by Pfeiffer and now consists of a series of tent cabins that function as sleeping quarters. “The bedrooms were replaced by the collection of wall tents that lose nothing in luxury and connect to the outdoors,” Pfeiffer says. Each tent is filled with vintage and antique pieces found along the West Coast. Among those are Victorian bentwood chairs, Woolrich and Pendleton blankets, and Old Hickory beds. Photo by Andrew Giammarco

guest room by Kelly Behun

Perched high above New York’s Park Avenue in the Western Hemisphere’s tallest residential building designed by Rafael Viñoly, this guest bedroom exemplifies next-level luxury. Kelly Behun enveloped this aerie in a soft-hued wallpaper by Porter Teleo that complements the breathtaking views beyond the cozy window nook. It was also an ideal backdrop for stunning designs that include an Akari paper lantern by Isamu Noguchi, ceramic pieces by Maren Kloppmann and a streamlined cabinet and side table from Lawson-Fenning. Photo by Richard Powers

bunk room by Kylee Shintaffer

When designing this waterfront vacation home on the San Juan Islands for a Seattle family, Kylee Shintaffer sought to create a bunk room that could comfortably host large groups. “The bunks are spacious enough for adults, and the clean and light aesthetic invites guests to make themselves at home,” says Shintaffer. The polished island-style furnishings include a jute rug by Stark, a black wicker chair and nautical sconces. Photo by Eric Piasecki

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