Most of us know about Pullman beds from old movies where trains had sleeper cars for overnight travel.
One year, I took an overnight train trip from Paris to Nice. That was my first experience with Pullman cars, the famous French wagons lits — sleeping compartments outfitted with curtained beds. Since traveling companions were often strangers, curtains added privacy and helped block out light. Today, the Pullman beds concept has steamed into guest rooms and kids rooms where they are often elaborately built in — sometimes singly and sometimes doubled up.
Also called nooks and alcoves, Pullman beds may have windows and reading lights.… Continue Reading