About Carla Turk

What Carla likes most about interior design is having the opportunity to create spaces that speaks the company's brand, and improve their workflow. She loves reading about workplace trends, color psychology and keeps abreast with the latest furniture introductions and how it supports the workplace.

How to Design Your Office Within Your Budget

It’s fun to think about what your space could be. Just imagine what updated technology, a fresh coat of paint or modern office furniture could do. Redesigns can be a time to engage the team and explore wish lists—until Debbie Downer says the B word: [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:54+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Workplace Design|

Bring Fun to the Office

Before becoming a freelancer, I often had fun at the office. For our team, it was not about having cool stuff like ping pong tables, quirky architectural features, or a bright color scheme. The office was actually a formal corporate environment with [...]

By | 2017-06-21T15:38:47+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Archive|

Featured Story: Scout Branding

Repurposing an old bottle factory into a really cool office space is exactly what Scout Branding did. Turnstone took the bare space, and transformed the old building into a modern office. The visual expression of their philosophy unites brand and cul [...]

By | 2017-09-15T18:02:08+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Archive|

Is Benching for Me?

I remember having a discussion about selecting lounge seats for a reception area. For example, if you purchase a 3-seater sofa, chances are no one will sit in the middle. Almost everyone sits at each end, and if that end is taken, you can either stan [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:14:12+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Archive|

Inside One Workplace’s New Headquarters

As the largest furniture dealer in Northern California, One Workplace had a unique opportunity to design an office that could re-define their company culture and showroom experience when it decided to move to a brand new headquarters. Working with Ba [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:14:13+00:00 August 14th, 2013|Archive|

9 Ways to Use Your Vertical Spaces

Pens, crayons, and notebooks fill store aisles and newspaper ads lately. It seems that summer just started and kids began their break from juggling school work and extra-curricular activities. We all multitask at some level: kids, parents and employe [...]

By | 2013-08-08T00:00:32+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Archive|

Creating a Coffee Shop Vibe in the Office

Waking up a few minutes late and racing to leave the house on time is what most of us go through each weekday. We grab what we need, walk (or run) to the train station, coffee in hand, on the way to the office. This may be a typical work day for many [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:14:14+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Archive|

Fostering Collaboration in the Workplace

Steve, Danny, Kono and Chin Ho get together for a new crime case. They all meet at the scene and talk about what just happened. Steve gives them tasks and each team member does what they do best. After few hours, they meet again at their office and b [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:14:15+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Archive|

Innovation in the Workplace

Wonder where companies like Apple get their ideas from? I read about a teen who sold his app to Yahoo for millions of dollars - a teen! 2 things come to mind, one: that I am starting to feel old and two: why didn't I think of that idea. Innovative id [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:14:15+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|Archive|