When it came to Jefferson's bedroom, the alcove bed design was unique and unlike the other ones he created because of the available wall space.
Historical letters written by visiting guests contain complaints about the two-foot high stepladders required to climb into the alcove beds.
Other women may prefer a small alcove seated at her makeup vanity with a free-standing mirror.
Frameless mirrors can be used to fill an entire alcove above a vanity from wall to wall, opening and visually enlarging the space.
Bay windows can extend floor to ceiling, creating an alcove in the room or they may be installed above a window seat or bench.
He decided that the wall separating his study from his dressing room was the best choice for building an alcove bed.
They knelt on a patch of dried ground in the opening of the carved alcove and examined the site.
The house was a little smaller than they wanted, but the hallway alcove was easily transformed into a nursery for their new baby.
Adding a padded seat, colorful pillows, and a new lamp transformed the unused alcove into a cozy reading nook.
All the apartments open into the court; and on the south side is an open alcove, with a marble floor, and raised dais round three sides, covered with cushions; the front wall is supported by an ornamented Saracenic arch.