15 Cozy Nap Nooks

Curling up with a good book in a comfy spot inevitably leads to a little shuteye.

15 Cozy Nap Nooks

Nicole Hollis turned a poolside guest cottage in Sonoma, California, into a relaxing retreat with spaces like this window seat, ideal for sipping coffee and watching the sunrise. Photo by Ben Mayorga

This bohemian East Hampton, New York, home by Billy Cotton includes a sunny porch housing an iron-framed daybed topped with an eclectic collection of throw pillows. Photo by Jason Schmidt

In this Nate Berkus–designed Seattle home, a corner of the living room features a tufted velvet banquette topped with a lush fur throw. Photo by Christopher Dibble

For this high-rise Manhattan bedroom, Kelly Behun chose a soothing, neutral palette and made a pillow-filled nook, which she illuminated with a pair of wall lamps. Photo by Daniel Kulka

A cushioned bench, topped with throw pillows and paired with a floor lamp and Lucite side table, makes for a prime relaxation spot in this Consort-designed Los Angeles home. Photo by Daniel Collopy

For the Coastal Living Dream Home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Angie Hranowsky created a space with easy living in mind, including this reading nook, which has curtains for more privacy. Photo by Tria Giovan

Kay Kollar updated this William Turnbull–designed home on the Sonoma Coast.This nook features a 1960s German cascading light fixture from Gallery L7, Milo Baughman side tables, a turquoise-upholstered Sim chair by Ico Parisi, a Kibak Tile fireplace surround and button-tufted ottomans designed by Kollar. Photo by Richard Powers

A rundown stone wine storage barn in the South of France was transformed into a well-appointed vacation home by Samantha Todhunter, who added pops of color to the mostly neutral palette, including this hot pink daybed. Photo by Oliver Clarke

pink daybed

In this New York City living room, Fawn Galli tucked an armless plaid sofa into one corner to create an instant nap nook. Photo by Costas Picadas

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s 1922 Italianate villa in Los Angeles features this arched niche, which he adorned with black-and-white stripes and a Moroccan pendant light. Photo by Tim Street-Porter

striped reading nook

For Upstate New York’s Scarsdale Showhouse, the Mendelson Group designed a living room that featured four tufted banquettes — one in each corner — that can serve as built-in seating for tête-à-têtes. Photo by Eric Piasecki


A Manhattan apartment by Reddymade Architecture and Design, commissioned by an art collector, includes plenty of comfy spots to curl up, including the window seat topped with a Missoni fabric-covered cushion. Photo by Ball and Albanese

Hubert Zandberg’s East Berlin apartment showcases his collection of Brazilian furniture and contemporary art, including in this cozy den, which is separated from the rest of the living room by a set of curtains in a bohemian print. Photo by Simon Upton

Workstead refinished this 1928 pre-war apartment in Brooklyn and created a modern sensibility within the space. The spare living room features a daybed and a swing-arm wall light by Workstead. Photo by Matthew Williams

Alexandra Loew designed this pool house for clients who wanted the space to have a resort-like feel, which she achieved with a cool palette and Moroccan touches, like the throw pillows made from wedding blankets. Photo by Justin Bernhaut

striped window seat

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