As the breeze blows cooler and the trees treat us to a daytime fireworks display of crimson and amber, we’re reminded that autumn is an excellent time to hunker down, revisit goals and create new ones. And what better place for a personal productivity headquarters than a well-appointed home office? We have numerous desks, task chairs and lighting, along with all the extras to help you build a custom work space. Here are a few ideas to get you started (and don’t forget to vote for your favorite in the Comments section below):
1. Guest Getaway
Many of us have spaces that need to serve multiple purposes; an extra bedroom is a perfect example. We love the idea of a combination home office/guest room where you can use the space as a quiet spot to browse the Web and pay bills, then convert it to a haven for visiting friends and family when occasion arises.
The Breckin Sleeper by American Leather is a stylish and uber-comfortable sleeper sofa that will have your guests thanking you for a great night’s rest. (Maybe they’ll even make you breakfast in the morning!) The BDI Sequel Wall Desk can be mounted at any height and is a compact work-space solution for a multi-function room. The Knoll Saarinen Executive Chair works double duty as a comfy desk chair and stylish side seat. Bring in the Humanscale Horizon LED Light for a lamp that can provide an ambient warm glow or optimum work lighting depending on the activity in the room.
2. Efficient Elegance
If you work from home for more than a couple hours at a time, it’s worth considering the ergonomics of your work space. For example, your total health could benefit from a sit-stand desk like the BDI Centro Lift and an expertly engineered task chair like the Herman Miller Remastered Aeron. (For more information on healthy and productive work spaces, visit our blog post 5 Elements of a Productive & Healthy Work Space.) Coordinating storage and a brightly colored Z-Bar Desk Lamp help keep you organized and on task — with style.
3. Smart Set-Up
Here’s a home office that exudes executive style. The BDI Semblance modular office collection gives you myriad configuration options, while its micro-etched black glass and four wood finishes add style points for beauty and elegance. Add a handsome Stressless Magic Office Chair for maximum comfort and a classic Tolomeo Table Lamp, and you have hit the mark for a space that is all-around sharp.
Choose your favorite and tell us what you think by commenting below!
We’ll pick the winner of a $50 gift card to The Century House on Friday, September 22th.