My top choice has always been Room & Boards Moda bunk. It's $1700. Pricey but all stylish bunks are in that range. It's benefits are that it's not only sleek and beautiful it can also convert into two twins. The negatives: it's pricey, the ends are one solid piece making the room feel smaller. The reviews all warn that the bed is really tough to make. We saw the bed in the store and P didn't like it because it was too hard to climb up. She was quite uninterested in it period.
The other Ikea choice is the wood one. If we got this one I'd paint it white or multi-colored. In fact there is a white designer version of this bed that's in the $800 range and you can't even tell the difference. P doesn't like this one very much. I do like that all their beds are quite open on the bottom bunk which gives the whole room more open-ness.
I'm thinking about how long this purchase will last us. I calculate P will be about 13 when she's going to want a different kind of room design all together. At three and a half she doesn't care much about the style of the bed and actually likes the Ikea ones the best so far. So, I'm not sure getting a $1500-1800 bed is worth it. Especially when we need to get the house painted and re-stuccoed.
Were going to wait to go the Dwell show at the end of the month before we make a final decision.
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