Homepolish's Modern/Vintage Mix

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Name: Homepolish
Location: NoMad, New York, New York
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years worked in: 1 year

When you're a design team known for creating fabulous office spaces for high tech and high profile clients, the pressure can really be on when it comes to your own workspace. This was Homepolish's challenge — and one that they've risen to with comfort and grace.

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The folks at Homepolish are known for mixing vintage treasures with modern and classic pieces. It's not uncommon to see lots of brass, wood and leather in a "Homepolished" space, seamlessly mixed with a perfect white lacquered desk. And it always works. In their space, many of these elements are present, but there's also a sense of coziness and comfort there, with big lazy couches and tall, warm candles on work surfaces. It's easy to see why Homepolish is proud to call this space home.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: We work really hard to translate our clients' particular styles, so we wanted to create an office that didn't necessarily represent a single "look". Instead we decided to have fun with pieces that might belong in a range of homes and tie things together with accessories.

Inspiration: Our office was a chance for us to really walk the walk in startup design. When we work with startup clients (Gilt, Bark Box, Codecademy, etc), we try to find the best solutions for every budget. So we wanted to test things out — like an industrial white board paint rather than one of the better known brands, an art company that makes collecting art affordable, and creating an inexpensive bar made from shipping pallets.

Favorite Element: The shipping pallet bar is one of the most useful (and least expensive) pieces in the office. Made entirely of industrial pallets, it's easy to assemble or take down and can be reconfigured to fit in a variety of spaces.

Biggest Challenge: Creating the feeling of separate spaces in what is essentially a big white box.

What Friends Say: People seem to like the lamp on the bar the most, but we've got great feedback from clients and friends that visit. We've also learned a lot in the process of growing that we're excited to take to our next office.

Biggest Embarrassment: We have four white doors that we were super excited to get four different artists to paint... turns out when things are moving as fast as they are, a year later, the doors are still white.

Proudest DIY: The bar.

Biggest Indulgence: Might not be glamorous but floor to ceiling white board walls are pretty much the best thing ever.

Best Advice: When you're moving into an office space, ask the building to refinish the floors in matte. Glossy floors show more of the wear and don't look as expensive.

Dream Sources: If we could do our entire office in pieces from 1st Dibs, we would.

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Resources of Note:

ART: Uprise Art

VINTAGE: Antiques Garage in Chelsea, Housing Works

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Liz is a writer and filmmaker from Minneapolis. She was nominated for a Webby and won an Emmy for Science of Watchmen, a documentary short about the physics in the comic book movie. She’s a tech obsessive, verified nerd and total Anglophile.