Workplace Design Inspirations for the Home

Workplace Design Inspirations for the Home

Janel Laban
Jun 10, 2008

This week in the Chicago Tribune Home & Garden section, a piece on interesting, inspiring workplaces in Chicago, with plenty of style that translates to the home. We grabbed some of our favorite photos from the piece which illustrate reminders, ideas and inspirations for decorating your living room (instead of your office)...

Photo above the jump - Good color choices: Strong, bright colorful walls, paintings and flowers help lift the spirits and battle Chicago greyness.

Show off your individual style: Choose pieces that appeal to you and aren't mass market - vintage and custom pieces with a quirky edge make homes feel lived in and loved.

Set up spaces for conversation: A grouping like this at home practically begs for a group of friends and family sitting around - its comfortable, has room for everyone to face each other and provides a surface for the wine glasses and snacks! We also like the wall of idea boards in the grid against the dark wall - practical and fun.

Have some fun: Furniture doesn't always have to be serious - choosing a whimsical print for an upholstered piece sends a strong statement that you are confident in your choices and enjoy your home.

Choose artwork that holds meaning for you: The founder of Remedy, and ad agency whose offices are shown here, is Carol McCarthy. She chose the artwork, titled "The Entrepreneur". It seems to fulfill two roles, as decor AND as appropriate inspiration for the workday.

Check out the full slideshow here and read the accompanying article here.

Photos: Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune

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