Island Packet 37/38 designs are unique in their designs of the forward berth. There is a odd shape queen size bed that can be gotten in and out of on each side. One I favor a lot over a V-berth.
I like your creative suggestions for dealing with the pullman berth.
As an aside, the partial walk-around, island style v-berth is not unique to IP. That feature is offered by a quite a few builders -- Catalina (42,etc), Pacific Seacraft (Crealock 40) among them, many others too.
I often wonder which way your feet go in those bunks -- forward like a conventional v-berth, or aft with head and shoulders forward?