12 Bedrooms for a Snooze-Fest this Sleep Awareness Week
The week following the switch to daylight savings time is a fitting one for National Sleep Awareness Week. To honor this literal snooze-fest, we’re rounding up 12 bedrooms worth hibernating in, ensuring the recommended seven-to-nine hours of shut eye.
A celebrated diva of hospitality, Kelly Wearstler’s West Coast sensibility lends a pop of color and texture to San Francisco Proper, part of a new brand of hotel and residential properties by Proper Hospitality. Influenced by natural materials, textures, and colors, there is always an element of nature—stone, luxe woods, patina metal—in her designs. With a multitude of patterns working together, this bedroom offers a serene respite in the heart of San Francisco.
With views of the shimmering green Colorado River from the window, this master bedroom in the Residences at W Austin achieves the designer and client’s wish for a simple but clean, mid-century influenced aesthetic. This project “took a lot of work,” laughs Wendy Dunnam Tita, principal and interior architecture director at Page Southerland Page, who collaborated with Philip Keil from Furman + Keil Architects on this project; the second Keil worked on with this client. While subtle details abound, the white-oak built-ins seen here are topped with waxed steel, a favorite material in Texas.
“Contemporary can go very well with traditional,” Sanjit Manku says about the ground-up spa annex he and his partner, Patrick Jouin—both Interior Design Hall of Famers—designed for the Hôtel des Berges in Illhaeusern, France. This is the second time the Jouin Manku cofounders worked on the hotel having done a complete renovation of its esteemed restaurant Auberge de l’Ill in 2007. Wood, stone, and concrete are used throughout the bedrooms, which feature king-sized beds with extra-tall custom headboards that double as room dividers, separating the sleeping quarters from the dressing area and bathroom.
Creative craftsmanship runs in the family for Katja Sadziak, founder of and head interior designer at architecture firm ID Studio. In her adopted city of Warsaw, the designer transformed a 1140-square-foot apartment into a chic and modern home. This bedroom combines industrial and natural elements, which suits the urban terrace apartment.
5. Reinvented French Farmhouse by Rysia Suchecka
Interior Design Hall of Fame member and NBBJ consulting partner Rysia Suchecka and her husband reinvented a centuries-old farmhouse into a modern private residence and cultural compound for art and music in Larroque-Saint-Sernin, France. The project took home a 2019 Best of Year win for Residential Restoration. A custom oak bed and cabinetry fabricated by menuiserie Jean-François Laporte garnish the master bedroom in the main house, while 30-inch-thick stone walls add a dreamy charm throughout the property.
6. Luxury Hong Kong Residence by Pamela Babey
A visionary designer and principal at BAMO, Pamela Babey also is a member of Interior Design’s Hall of Fame. With a reverence for the past that matches her love of the modern, her work often combines the two in unexpected ways. This striking bedroom in a 56-meter yacht, created for its owner in Hong Kong, is decked out in marble, Murano lighting, and furnishings by Andrée Putman. The suite combines neutral tones with luxe materials and patterns.
East meets West and indoor aesthetics meet those typically found outdoors in this Pound Ridge House designed by Tsao & McKown founders and Interior Design Hall of Fame members Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown. This 2017 Best of Year Winner for Suburban House features a master-suite that boasts a beautiful view into its garden with a burbling fountain. The brightness that pours in through sliding glass doors enhances the overall palette of earth tones, peppered with the purple and chartreuse of the furnishings selected largely to complement antiques throughout the home.
Together, Nina Yashar of Nilufar Gallery and local architecture firm Shalini Misra, transformed a 2,500-square-foot Victorian era corner apartment near Hyde Park and outfitted it into a luxury apartment as a part of Yashar’s 2016 Squat London exhibition, the fifth city to house one of her “squatting” exhibits. Combining the old with the new, this bedroom features vintage Stilnovo ceiling lamps and Viggo Boesen chairs with a modern Caturegli and Formica Carpet and Osanna Visconti di Modrone bedside tables.
Tel Aviv might be considered the architecturally celebrated White City, but that doesn’t mean its residents necessarily want to live in a white box, as Yael Gal discovered while spending a few weeks with the owners of a 4,000-square-foot condo in the heart of the city. For the project’s master bedroom, a Lasvit chandelier hangs above near a Minotti bed and chairs, and above a rug by Jan Kath. With gorgeous views of Tel Aviv, natural light floods the room through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Over a century since the original construction of Casa Burés, its transformation still stands as a reminder of a time when the decorative arts were at one of their highest plateaus and excess was a sign not of decadence, but of imaginative energy and renewal. Architectural firm TDB Arquitectura and design firm Estudio Vilablanch joined forces to give the building’s high ceilings, colorful floor tiles, and Neo-Gothic flourishes a second life fit for this century. Each element works together to create balance in the space, spotlighting the room’s structural gems while adding modern sentiments, and a breath of fresh air.
In Moscow’s fashionably verdant neighborhood of Patriarch Ponds, Anastasia Kasparyan, founder of Russian design firm Golden Heads, mastered the geometrically challenged design of this apartment. With rich colors and thoughtful attention to details, this apartment is an explosion of shapes and shades. In the bedroom, a bas-relief inspired by Henri Rousseau’s paintings cover the walls; each individual twig and feather were sculpted by hand over the course of four months.
Concrete sets the tone for creating a modern home for a millennial client that riffed on the edgy, youthful vibe of its Lower East Side locale. Transforming this 708-square-foot apartment Noha Hassan-Smith of Noha Hassan Designs, leaned into the industrial palette. Lighting plays a starring role in the “dark and sensual” bedroom where wall sconces by Stefan Gulassa pop against sueded, gray wallpaper for some additional theatrical flair. “Everyone that knows me, knows I love the use of grays in interiors,” says Hassan-Smith.