Everything You Need to Work Remotely

Angela R. James

If you’re new to working remotely due to concerns about COVID-19 (aka coronavirus), you’ve probably already realized that it’s quite an adjustment.

While there’s more time to hang out with your pet in your comfy outfits, WFH also presents the danger of distraction, a lack of structure and a smaller — or sometimes completely absent — dedicated office space. The best home offices inspire productivity in addition to looking good. Think: plenty of sunlight, clutter-free surfaces, ample shelves and storage space, and comfortable, ergonomic furniture to work on.

To help you navigate the trickier parts of working while

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37 tips from design experts to make your small space seem bigger

Angela R. James

Love it or hate it, working from home is here to stay. For those of us with huge living and outdoor spaces, it’s relatively easy to carve out space and declare it your home office. For the rest of us, there’s a constant challenge to figure out how to make your kitchbathsofabedlivingroom seem more spacious.

We asked some top decorating experts for their tips on what to put where to make your home seem more spacious:

From Hope Gough, Laura Ashley Marketing Manager:

  • Color is your friend: When you want to make a small space feel larger, “there’s

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Ford CEO Jim Hackett has finally come into his own as the carmaker launches its much-anticipated Bronco SUV

Angela R. James
Ford CEO Jim Hackett speaks at the Detroit Economic Club at Ford Field on April 9, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.
Ford CEO Jim Hackett speaks at the Detroit Economic Club at Ford Field on April 9, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.

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  • Ford CEO Jim Hackett has faced steady criticism since he took over at the automaker in 2017.

  • Hackett is a staunch proponent of “design thinking,” and the first Ford vehicles shaped by that process are starting to come to market.

  • The best example is the all-new Bronco SUV, which debuted last week after years of anticipation — and racked up so many reservations that it briefly crashed the pre-order website.

  • Ford has challenges ahead, as it

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This Designer’s Office Reno Is Full of Smart Storage Ideas

Angela R. James
Photo credit: Courtesy Jeffrey Alan Marks
Photo credit: Courtesy Jeffrey Alan Marks

From House Beautiful

If there’s anything that’s become clear in this era of increased working from home, it’s that organization is key. Of course, no one better understands the meeting of form and function than a designer tasked with outfitting their own studio. Such was the case for California-based Jeffrey Alan Marks, who recently completed a reno on the office space where he works with a small team on interior design projects, product lines (like lighting for Progress and window treatments for The Shade Store), and fabric (for Kravet). Whether you’re looking to

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This West Village Apartment Perfectly Combines Clean Lines With Warmth

Angela R. James

Gabriela Gargano and Clayton Orrigo have known each other since high school. Not only have they remained friends over the years, but their careers have found a nice synergy together too, as they both deal with beautifully designed spaces—Gabriela as an interior designer and founder of Grisoro Designs, and Clayton as cofounder of The Hudson Advisory Team

<div class="caption"> <strong>BEFORE</strong>: The team spent a tremendous amount of time on the floor plan and the furnishings for the space in order to create a “wow” moment that also maximized functionality. </div>

BEFORE: The team spent a tremendous amount of time on the floor plan and the furnishings for the space in order to create a “wow” moment that also maximized functionality.

<div class="caption"> <strong>BEFORE</strong>: “Designing the transition from the entry into the rest of the home was a big challenge,” says Gabriela Gargano. “Initially, this area was dark with low ceilings, minimal storage, and poor sight lines into the rest of the house." </div>

BEFORE: “Designing the transition from the entry into

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