From SMTX magazine, October, 2015.

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We make only the best Murphy beds and will save you hundreds off what the retail shop want to "sell" you.

A very nice, custom-built queen bed is $2695.  And that includes delivery and installation!

We are a small, hands-on boutique custom-maker of the Best Murphy Beds all over Texas.  We are located right off the town square of beautiful downtown San Marcos, Texas. 

We have a very eclectic showroom and over 2,000 feet of shop space where we make Suite Dreams come true.

Traditional or Modern

Rustic or "The Barn Door," (our best-selling bed in 2015)

Raised-Panel beds

Beds with drop-down desk tops

Antique Armoire Murphy Beds

Side cabinets nightstand/bookcases

The Wimberley Series

Made with pecan and cypress salvaged from the Blanco River Flood of 2015.  Proceeds of each sale go back to that community to help rebuild

Back in 2010, I built my first Murphy bed for the final touch on a converted garage into a very swanky studio apartment in downtown Austin for a friend of mine, who happened to be an appraiser.

Then, the proverbial poop hit the propeller one day and everything changed in my life.

Here is the story.  Where it all began.  Watch the video:




and even King-size beds made just for you in either vertical or horizontal design.


  • Design planning
  • Finish & material selection
  • Side cabinet & lighting options
  • Home office options
  • In-line sofa fronts with your Murphy bed
  • If you have a picture of what you want, we can build it!

How this Suite Dreams was started...

Good design brings continuity, function, and beauty to a living or working space, whether it’s a 1000-square-foot loft or a rambling country estate. creating space for guests, a home work space or squeezing out precious square footage in your condo, a Suite Dreams Murphy Bed could be your solution.

"John M. Thornton is the best hands down! He listened to our wants of style and finish out. Excellent customer service. He even helped us dismount and transport a Murphy bed. Rare to find such top notch service these days."

Kim Alderete,  Bastrop, Texas

"We are so very happy with our gorgeous Murphy bed!! Thank you so very much Jon- we love it!!

Casey Irvin,

Buffalo, Texas

We build only the best custom-made Murphy beds with select hardwood veneers and trims for hundreds less than the local retailers want to sell you for their "laminated melamine."

Delivery and installation is always included in our one-price quote.

After spending most of my life building, remodeling and making sawdust all over the US (and a short stint in Australia) I have finally found the "Suite Spot," creating one-of-a-kind Murphy beds for some of the greatest clients and friends.  With nearly 100 beds created in the first 3 years of business, I think I will build 100 in 2016 alone.

This business was started by necessity and is growing by demand!  And I love what I do!

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What Clients Say About Us

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11 Jan, 2015 SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD tells the story how this business got started and why

Our motto around here:

Work Hard.  Play Hard.

Recently, I got to make an historic journey to Cuba to see the Rolling Stones play a free show there just days after President Obama visited Havana.  I was asked to write a piece on my experience.  (As of this posting, the article has had over 300,000 hits on it.  No bad, huh?  (And "free" isn't cheap.)

Here is my story.  And I am sticking to it...

"John's work surpassed every place we went to in search of the perfect Murphy bed by 1000 fold.  His creative artistry, attention to detail and down-to-earth demeanor all account for our complete positive experience with Suite Dreams Murphy Beds.  We now have a bed hidden beneath our beautifully-crafted wood Madison Library.  We absolutely LOVE it!"

From Christian and Stephanie, Austin, Texas.

Two more happy customers enjoying their magnetized chalkboard on a drop-down craft table on "The Old Schoolhouse" Murphy bed.

Our Team