Interior Decorating Information

A Unique Look at Murphy Wall Beds

California has always been a fertile spot for fresh ideas, including the ultimate space-savers and instant room transformers - Murphy wall beds. Invented around 1900 by San Francisco resident, William L. Murphy, as a way to create two rooms with two separate functions from his small, one-room apartment, these beds have had an avid following ever since.

Murphy wall beds are the ultimate in sleeping convenience. These beds are locked safely out of the way when the owner needs the space to work, entertain, or play. However, they are available instantly when it's bed time, and are quite comfortable. Standard or pillow-top mattresses are used, and can be of any size from twin to king. Even the pillows and bed linens are fastened securely in place in their wall or cupboard, ready to be curled up on when the bed is lowered to the horizontal position.

These beds have come a long way from the original bed, which was hidden in a closet when not in use. Now they are more than likely a part of an elegant built-in cabinet made of fine wood or gleaming stainless steel. The part of the wall that hides the bed in its vertical position may be recessed, but that is not necessary. Most walls are not deep enough to hold the entire depth of the mattress, so a cabinet makes the better choice.

The steel mechanism and hardware of the original bed has been vastly improved upon as well. A finger touch can lift or lower the bed, and the bed can be locked in either position. These features make Murphy wall beds safe and convenient for people of all ages and sizes. They are also popular as space savers and emergency beds in fire stations, emergency housing, and hospitals. These beds have become a fashionable way to have your room and sleep in it, too.

Murphy Beds Info provides detailed information on murphy beds, murphy bed plans, wall beds, bed libraries, and antique beds. Murphy Beds Info is the sister site of Bunk Beds Web.

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at

International Falls Journal

Looking Back: Mrs. Lee Grim stages interior decorating clinic at library
International Falls Journal
Mrs. Lee Grim, home economist and interior designer, arranges reproduction of cloth from the Williamsburg, W. Va., collection sold by Schumacher Fabrics for a display in the Falls Public Library during the Interior Decorating Clinic. The public may ...


Ten pictures that show off DJ Zinhle's interior decorating skills
It's been nearly four months since DJ Zinhle finished building her new home, and since it's been done, she's been giving us sneak peaks of how she's been decorating it herself. And by the looks of things, DJ Zinhle should consider venturing into ...


WorkOne job fair concentrates on manufacturing sector
While her specialty is interior decorating, she was looking to find the right fit Thursday. "I have worked in manufacturing a lot," she said. "I would like to get into a job where I can use my skills." There were 350 manufacturing openings available ...


Can The Way You Decorate Your Room Improve Your Sleep?
Of course, if you live on a highly polluted main road in London, this might not apply to you. If you have a choice over your floor covering (sorry renters), then Christine recommends not going for full carpet. "I really emphasise being toxic- and fume ...


Home Improvement 3 Plus You Themed Week - ...
From home inspections to interior decorating tips, this week 3 Plus You will feature the advice and expertise of professionals in the area who can help you with many of your home improvement needs.

and more »

Pattie R. Hummel
She loved music, art, bookmaking, and interior decorating. Her talent amazed all who knew her. Pattie Hummel was a successful businesswoman. In addition to her successful photography business that spanned 30 years, Pattie also owned and managed a ...

MyRepublica (satire) (press release) (blog)

My Republica - Décor decoded: Five decor mistakes that everyone ...
MyRepublica (satire) (press release) (blog)
No matter how many hours you spend scrolling through the internet to create a perfect design plan or rotating accessories throughout your house, interior decorating is always a bit tricky. And if that weren't enough of a challenge, there are some basic ...

and more »

Well, Here's a Somewhat Baffling Apartment Therapy Piece About a Large Family That Lives in a Chic Little School Bus
Slate Magazine
Most interior-decorating coverage takes as its premise the notion that the reader would enjoy living in the featured home, or at least enjoy daydreaming about it. There's an altogether different kind of pleasure that comes from paging or clicking ...

The Oakland Press

There are far more major scandals brewing. So why is a $31000 dining set in the news?
The Oakland Press
In the past 24 hours, the public has learned a surprising amount about the interior decorating operations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, led by Secretary Ben Carson. One would think that with the breaking news about Jared Kushner's ...
Ben Carson's HUD Spends $31000 on Dining Set for His OfficeNew York Times
Ben Carson of HUD on His Vexing Reign: Brain Surgery Was Easier Than ThisNew York Times
US official: I was demoted for rejecting Ben Carson's costly office revampThe Guardian
CNN -The Hill
all 104 news articles »

Carthage Press

Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathe: Hyde House features large library ...
Joplin Globe
As daffodils bravely lift their nodding buds to stir the chill, leafy carpet of March, there are a few days ahead just perfect for being indoors and relishing a good.
artNotes: The room full of books at Hyde House - Opinion - The ...Carthage Press

all 1 news articles »

Google News

home | site map | Nautical Decor
© 2006