Best Corporate Perk Ever

Best Corporate Perk Ever

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:

Azure Sofa, $1,799. Money is no object in my fantasy naproom.

Azure Sofa, $1,799. Money is no object in my fantasy nap room.

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:

Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover, 24" square, in Platinum. $129.

Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover, 24" square, in Platinum. $129.

Sculpted Origami Pillow Cover, $34.

Sculpted Origami Pillow Cover, $34.

There would have to be a comfy throw, like this silvery silk one from Garnet Hill:

Eileen Fisher Dip-Dyed Silk Throw in Truffle Gray, $178

Eileen Fisher Dip-Dyed Silk Throw in Truffle Gray, $178.

This mod cloud-like table from Serena + Lily would be the perfect perch for a beverage in my nap room:

Bel Air Table in Tan, $350 (reg. $475).

Bel Air Table in Tan, $350 (reg. $475).

I would need soft lighting too, right?  Like this girlish beaut from Horchow:

Annika Floor Lamp, $2,450.  Still dreaming.

Annika Floor Lamp, $2,450. Still dreaming.

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?

2 Comments

  1. OkieJRB March 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    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.”

  2. OkieJRB March 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Sorry, make that One Stormy Weekend…

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