This shipshape gray-clad tiny guest bedroom for two was cleverly made from just a little bit of space.
The small bedroom was fit in beneath the sloping roof of a beach cottage that was converted to a permanent home back in the 1970s.
To make every inch count, the seagoing formula of bunk beds was adapted, and bed niches were created by wallboard lambrequins.
The entire guestroom was “upholstered,” and raised to French Provincial chic with a small-scale cotton print, a busy pattern that diminished jogs and irregularities in the walls, and unified the space.
The only space without fabric was the floor, where there was instead bunk-to-bunk carpeting by way of a fluffy gray Greek astrakhan rug.
The persimmon wood chest, a Japanese tansu, stood against a mirror that blocked out a window, and by reflection, created the illusion of space in close quarters.
Each bed niche also benefited from the elegance of an antique Persian mirror.
The entire space was clean-cut and beautifully adequate for a single-night stopover for one or two visitors.