Remember way back during the dot-com boom, when it wasn’t unusual to see foosball tables and lounge spaces in offices around town? The companies I worked for had basketball courts, volleyball courts, walking trails, picnic tables…and a nap room.
Ahhh, the nap room, how did I love thee.
I was reminded of the nap room last Thursday, when I visited a new commercial client who is moving their offices into Penn Field soon. In their new space, there are existing offices with windows and a couple of interior spaces without windows. My clients want to turn one of these interior rooms into a nap room for their employees, who tend work long stretches of hours.
Now mama wants her own nap room off the home office–oh yes I do. In my nap room, I’d have…
This beautifully pale lavender tufted sofa from Crate & Barrel, because all my best naps are couch-induced and I’ve been dying to find the right home for this ever since I saw it:
But those arms are kind of high and rigid, so I would need these gorgeous, soft pillows from West Elm to rest my weary head upon:
There would have to be a comfy throw, like this silvery silk one from Garnet Hill:
This mod cloud-like table from Serena + Lily would be the perfect perch for a beverage in my nap room:
I would need soft lighting too, right? Like this girlish beaut from Horchow:
I would either play John Coltrane in my nap room or have The Ghost and Mrs. Muir playing continuously on the teevee. Both remind me of rain outside a window.
I always say that my 1978-square foot house is the perfect size for us and that if we ever decided to move, I wouldn’t want or need anything larger. But I might need to rethink that idea and incorporate a Room Fu nap room, no?
My favorite is One Rainy Weekend by Mystic Moods Orchestra….boyfriend in HS gave it to me and it has rain sounds in the background of the album…yes, I mean “album.”
Sorry, make that One Stormy Weekend…