15 Simple Spaces for Relaxing
Whether it’s a niche for napping in the office, a lounge for winding down, or a peaceful spa, these spaces provide the rest needed to prevent burnout.
Cushioned built-ins and particleboard “coffee houses” encourage moments of down time.
Hammocks hang beneath the gym’s skylight.
Rope netting surrounds the mezzanine level “tree house,” where after heads-down work employees can indulge in feet-up relaxation.
Felt-upholstered booths in a quiet room have cushions that can be reconfigured.
Unfinished plywood workstations in the office are balanced by soft floor pillows for break time.
Niches away from desk areas are lined in unfinished oak.
B.L.U.E. carved out a compact two-floor space for a family of six next to a Hutong wall in the historical center of Beijing, with an exterior corridor that runs the length of the residence.
White-oak veneer surrounds the study’s built-in daybed.
A cowhide rug softens the concrete floor of the guesthouse.
PVC steps lead to the 168 sleeping capsules.
Low, curved sofas and a swinging settee define the laid-back lounge.
12. Mia Yoga by Crosby Studios
Dubbed Instagram’s favorite designer by the New York Times, Harry Nuriev uses color to establish the mood of a space, like this calming mint green.
Carl Hansen & Søn reproduced the Swing Sofa as part of the Indoor-Outdoor series.
The Ventana Big Sur bath house features teak walls and heated floors.
Porcelain tile clads a guest room hot tub.