The blog and invaluable contemporary remodeling resource website Remodelista had a post on Friday featuring modern alcove beds. I was particularily inspired by two of their designs featured:
If you live surrounded by any natural habitat such as the beach, mountains, a desert, or a field of flowers of grass, this would be a stunning little nook. (Not such a good idea if you live within 5 feet of your neighbor.)
(In case you were wondering, here is the view from the other side)
Another nice alcove, works as a guest sleeping space, a napping nook, or a place to tuck away as a child as a bedroom alternative.