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Decorative or Distracting: Where to Draw the Line

An inspiring physical environment is definitely important when it comes to working. I know if I had to be confined to nothing but plain walls, I’d feel too trapped to get anything done. Instead, my office is decorated with mood boards, collages, art, photos—you name it, it’s probably on one of my walls somewhere. I find that surrounding myself with

By | February 17th, 2015|Workplaces|

Infographic Reveals Challenges of Remote Working

­When it comes to getting work done, all generations want choices. Technology has cut the cord, freeing us from a single, prescribed way of tackling projects and to-do lists, making it easy for remote workers to take work “anywhere.” And for a long time, we’ve convinced ourselves that our favorite places, like the corner coffee shop or our living room sofa,

By | February 11th, 2015|Workplaces|

Hunting for the right Coworking Space? 3 Tips to Help You Choose.

Tired of working from home? Does your job require a lot of "working out of coffee shops?" If so, it's time to pick a coworking space. Luckily, with more of them popping up every day, it's easy to find one that will work for you. At first glance, trying to find the perfect coworking space can seem just as complicated

By | January 13th, 2015|Workplaces|

Noise problem in your Conference Room? Here’s how to fix it.

In your conference room, where confidential or important business deals take place, you need to ensure that your conversation isn’t heard throughout the rest of the office.  If the walls in the conference room are thin, you may not easily be able to change the walls completely (who can?). However, this noise control problem can certainly be improved, as I found

By | December 9th, 2014|Workplaces|

Instant Office Upgrade: Make a Statement with a New Rug

When it comes to open spaces, a rug can make all the difference.  A bright print or a simple faux fur rug can make a cold and uninviting office space feel quaint and cozy. In corporate office buildings overwhelmed by fluorescent lights and boring floor tiles, utilizing a large (and fabulous) rug will cut up the space and distract the

By | December 2nd, 2014|Workplaces|

Supporting Mobile and Remote Workers Through Office Design

Technology has been changing the way humanity gets work done ever since the dawn of time. New tools have made workers more efficient and more productive, helping them create greater value at an ever-increasing rate. These new tools also impact change beyond just one particular functionality—they end up disrupting the entire work process. Increased mobility, made possible through technological innovation, has

By | October 16th, 2014|Workplaces|

Good Looking Furniture Made for Meetings

Ah, meetings. You’re either stuck in them or you’re motivated by them. They drag or they fly by. They’re the stuff that keeps your business moving forward or the stuff that makes you stay late at the office. However you feel about meetings, they’re an undeniable part of modern working life.  But maybe the worst part of meetings is being

By | September 15th, 2014|Workplaces|

The Great Divide: How to Split Up an Open Office

It seems like open office plans are everywhere you look these days. They seem great at first glance, but have you thought about: Which spaces are designed for which tasks? How to keep desks separate from the kitchen? What about the lounge area? What is that used for, and when? Worry not, The Office Stylist is here to rescue you

By | September 10th, 2014|Workplaces|

Creating a Cool Office Space in Three Easy Steps

Cool is one of the most indefinable concepts on the planet. Because "cool" can be something different to everyone, defining it can be frustratingly hard—yet it remains something that everybody wants! And it seems everywhere you click on the internet, new start-ups have workspaces designed to deliver major office envy. But creating a cool office space is not as easy

By | July 29th, 2014|Workplaces|

Bike Storage & More: Office Furniture That Does Twice the Work

Despite what recent research shows about the ineffectiveness of multitasking, let's face it: we all do it. Our world is moving at speeds that seem to require us to tackle multiple tasks at the same time. So why not expect your office furniture to do the same? I’ve found some great turnstone products that not only look great, but pull double duty

By | July 24th, 2014|Workplaces|

How to Style Your Office for Instant Wow

Are you limping along in a boring office environment? Tired of searching for inspiring office décor? Well, we have good news! Adding style to your office doesn't have to be difficult. This year's trends add instant "wow" to your space and make it easy to love how you work. INTERCHANGEABLE ACCESSORIES: Top design blogger Arianna Vargas of ariannabelle.com says "chameleon decor" is driving design decisions

By | July 1st, 2014|Workplaces|

How to Design a Dark Office that’s Chic

The other day I had a reader ask me how to style her office space with dark colors, without it seeming gothic. To me, designing an office is like designing any other space in your house, but it's the one room that people get stuck on. We're worried about what we're "supposed" to do, but I say if you have

By | June 16th, 2014|Workplaces|

Decorating Your Office with Flowers: Advice from “The Flower Chef”

Decorating your office with flowers may seem like a no-brainer, but there is a lot more to it than merely tossing some cut stems in a vase. Being selective with the types of flowers and plants you place around your office shows forethought, intentionality and even nods to your design aesthetic. Personally, I love having a lucky bamboo plant on

By | May 20th, 2014|Workplaces|

4 Tips to Create An Anywhere Office

These days, it's not uncommon for mobile workers to have a variety of "office" options from which to choose when working remotely. Whether reporting to a formal workplace or plugging in at the coffee shop, mobile workers are asked to be flexible when it comes to finding places to be productive. With updated technology, WiFi, and all kinds of "smart

By | May 12th, 2014|Workplaces|

Why You Should Have a Kitchen in Your Office

Eating out everyday can be fun, but all that deliciousness can add up quickly. For entrepreneurs working in startups where every dollar counts, staying in for lunch makes a lot of sense. Here are some benefits of installing an office kitchen in the workplace: Build camaraderie: Lunch at the office is a chance to build trusting relationships that grow friendships and a broader community. It

By | January 18th, 2013|Startup Culture, Workplaces|
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