Uncategorized

Trends from the Nest – Home Office Solutions

Virtual offices have been trending over the past few years, however, with work from home policies in place, it has become a necessity.

Working from home can be distracting if you are new to it.  One way to adapt is to create a space that is primarily used for work. This will define a start and stop period to help close your day by visibly separating your work from your home life. It is also important to create a space that you love so that you can face the day with a calm, yet energized state of mind.

Here are a few inspirations for home offices or work areas that fit a variety of budgets and spaces.

If you live in a small apartment, a leaning desk could be a great solution.  It is stylish enough to work within your living area and takes a minimal amount of space. This industrial look has clean lines and includes a leaning desk, Edison lamp, low profile chair, and metal waste paper basket.

Leaning Desk, https://www.crateandbarrel.com/leaning-desks;

Chair, https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pdx/george-oliver-dimatteo-task-chair-pohm1628.html

Lamp, https://www.amazon.com/Industrial-Bedside-Nightstand-Dressers-Bedroom/dp/B083LQC871

Wastepaper basket, https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/pleja-wastepaper-basket-black-60411466/

This next inspiration is luxe influenced and will work well in a master or spare bedroom.  High on style with a mirrored desk and upholstered chair, the look is ultra-feminine all within a small footprint.

Mirrored desk, https://www.lampsplus.com/products/thea-39-and-one-half-inch-wide-3-drawer-mirrored-small-desk__8x218.html

Chair, https://www.westelm.com/products/lila-dining-chair-h4370/?catalogId=71&sku=6990083&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Furniture%20%3E%20Dining%20Chairs&cm_ite=6990083&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTQE59LxkiTydxmStCkOiGZXqfSp9DpEIx4FezKw-afrJCdi5ePr0QRoCGG0QAvD_BwE

Wastepaper basket, https://www.wayfair.com/Willa-Arlo-Interiors–Irie-Waste-Basket-X112195316-L500-K~W001084205.html?refid=GX217610917620-W001084205&device=c&ptid=610870950607&network=g&targetid=aud-354999624671:pla-610870950607&channel=GooglePLA&ireid=62669408&fdid=1817&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTcjyuNsuR0YoadoLL7XOC9ayAnEuI9tTMrYAK0__qg2VCYmMW_je9hoC-3MQAvD_BwE

Lamp, https://www.potterybarn.com/products/post-led-task-lamp/?catalogId=84&sku=6540625&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Lighting%20%3E%20Table%20%26%20Desk%20Lamps&cm_ite=6540625&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTZzfT4i5hPMCq5yjVnC7M4-MgBtLZ86KgYAk_txTPZyRjQHafrCR8xoCjcMQAvD_BwE

If you have a small room, then a writing desk with a patterned chair is a great way to get a well-designed look while not requiring much space.  Add a rattan waste paper basket and linen pinboard to finish the look.

Desk,https://www.birchlane.com/living/pdx/ruben-desk-b000521609.html

Lamp, https://www.lampsplus.com/products/alleghany-copper-metal-desk-lamp__58k83.html

Wastepaper basket, https://www.potterybarn.com/products/tava-bath-accessories-white/?catalogId=84&sku=9070868&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Bath%20%3E%20Countertop%20Bath%20Accessories&cm_ite=9070868&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTemeQ7cBkNotQb_adla39kjhscOSM_yEHnUOedWezQP5h_YusnqSnBoCMhgQAvD_BwE

Chair, https://www.worldmarket.com/product/driftwood+ikat+ava+upholstered+office+chair.do

Pinboard, https://www.potterybarn.com/products/daily-system-white/?catalogId=84&sku=7436884&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=&cm_ite=7436884&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTXO4aTRtdDAywnpDa6jrNv6TzvkdgsP5qjTbJgyZomc7fJDGQcVwHRoCyx0QAvD_BwE

If you have an extra room, then spread out and make this space your own.  An L-shaped desk will give you plenty of space and fits nicely in a corner so that you can include other furniture.  If you need to use it as a guest bedroom then add a sleeper sofa or futon.  A sleek roller chair and neutral colors make this home office feel casual and comfortable but well put together.   Add pieces for extra storage such as a rolling rattan file cabinet, wire magazine rack and framed chalkboard for a project or to-do-list. 

Desk, https://colemanfurniture.com/starmore-brown-home-office-small-l-desk.htm

Chair, https://www.wayfair.com/Langley-Street%E2%84%A2–Saddle-Task-Chair-MHMZ7791-L10-K~LGLY6680.html?refid=GX245306817276-LGLY6680&device=c&ptid=446728927418&network=g&targetid=aud-354999624391:pla-446728927418&channel=GooglePLA&ireid=49897939&fdid=1817&PiID%5B%5D=29179231&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTf3_Lly7LmB2TmsGz_YJdvBhJTSlCF7CT9QeaLJ79K7sjiRLWaN8wBoCFyQQAvD_BwERolling file cabinet https://www.potterybarn.com/products/savannah-recycling-basket-bin/?catalogId=84&sku=6443956&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=&cm_ite=6443956&gclid=CjwKCAjw4KD0BRBUEiwA7MFNTXiNQYVZjnsJcsByWIq7YEVF_IQLMwJis8hcntOFpGcltxfH89OddxoCM6EQAvD_BwE

Wastepaper basket, https://www.walmart.com/ip/Leather-Wastebasket-Round-Trash-Can-Desk-Waterproof-Little-Waste-Container-for-Home-Office-Blue-Map-Pattern/330840116

Framed chalkboard,https://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Storage-Organization/Memo-Chalkboards/Galvanized-Framed-Chalkboard/p/80883666

Magazine rack, https://www.amazon.com/slp/hanging-magazine-rack/bk9zg6y2zrmz3wa

The three most important things to consider when designing your work area are space, functionality, and a style that reflects your personality.

Happy designing and share your office space with us!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s