Suite Dreams Murphy Beds


Founded: 2012

Owner: John Thornton


Areas of expertise:  30+ years of construction, remodeling, finishing, drywall and painting.   Specializing in custom-made Murphy beds and cabinetry.

How it all began.  

Company Profile

Back in 2010, I was almost done finishing up converting a 2-car garage in a downtown Austin neighborhood it into a very swanky studio, complete with a great work area, 3/4 bath, kitchenette with concrete counters throughout when my friend and client mentioned, "What about a Murphy bed?" 

That was my first one.  Since then, I have built almost 100 (#98 built so far since then as I post this) different beds, some with side cabinets, drop=down desks, complete wall-to-wall projects from Houston to Orcas Island, WA, to Preston, Idaho to Hollywood, CA and all over Texas Hill Country. 

This business was created by necessity as a true "cottage industry" as I took in my 2-day old grandson (you can see the 3:30 video at for the beginning of this little love story) and had to figure out a way to be a stay-at-home grandpa/dad for a couple more years.



A member since 2015

Awards & Recognition

Hi Suite Dreams Murphy Beds,

I wanted write and say congrats on winning the Best of Houzz - it's really fantastic! Only 3% of pros win, so you should feel proud.

The Houzz Team