The three portholes above his alcove bed ventilate the closet where Jefferson stored his off-season clothes. When he awoke, as soon as he could see the clock at the bed's foot, he stepped under his lofty dressing room's louvred skylight to be bathed in light. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
The North Octagonal Room was a bedroom and possibly a sitting room, used frequently by James and Dolley Madison. Featured is the French wallpaper -- the original trellis pattern has been reproduced. Jefferson purchased wallpaper for other rooms, but researchers have not yet found enough evidence to reproduce it.