Most companies have switched to remote work in an effort to prevent COVID-19 spreading. Many people are rearranging their lives and looking for ways to work remotely.
For some inspiration on working from home, we reached out to our colleagues. Some of us have to be creative in the limited space we have at our homes. Some are skilled remote workers who know how to create an aesthetic.
Abby Dauchess — Home Jungle Charlotte, NC “My setup was once my painting/art area. It has now become my WFH sanctuary. When I realized that we would be working remotely for a while, it was important to have a space where I could concentrate. I love sitting in front of a window, as it gives me a great view all day and allows me to stay inside when I’m not working. I love that I have a large part of my indoor plant collection close to my workspace for me to view and take care of.
Ali Dunlap — Parent’s Basement, Raleigh NC “My father made a joke about setting up a workspace and this is what I was shown when I returned home. I snapped a picture, and then went upstairs to set up a desk.
Brandi Myers — A Funky Space in Charlotte, NC. This is my home office where I freelance design work. I wanted a space that would be both energizing as well as comfortable to spend time. I am passionate about color and have an eclectic taste in style so it is challenging for me to mix antiques with contemporary pieces. This is my favorite space.
Brian Miranda, Quarantined Paradise (Puerto Rico)”This time of year, we have not-too hot, mid-70s temperatures from time to time which makes it ideal for the hammock! This crazy setup was born out of my frustration with working in a cramped dining room chair.
Carlos Jimenez — Apartment at a Boat Marina in Puerto Rico It’s nice to be outside most of the time, but it’s great to have a view for work and to run after work.
Claye Stokes — The Game Room in Waxhaw (NC) “Showing off my new content performance dashboards for my best friend in my music and gaming room. Although the table is a pool table, I can add a top to it so it becomes my office/conference table. Rusty is Rusty’s coworker. He’s a two year old Australian Shepherd.
Clint Branch — Charlotte, NC Designer’s Desk “I believe having lots of plants around my desk fuels creativity and adds life to my workspace.”
Ken Hocker — Visual Representation Of His Mind, Charlotte, NC. “If I’m going be stuck at my desk, then I need to surround myself with visual and auditory stimuli in order to keep the creative juices flowing. In the hope that one day all the walls will be covered, the office walls are continually being updated. It is very similar to McSorley’s NYC interior, except that it lacks beer and history.
Taylor Leamey — Home Art Studio, Charlotte, NC. I angled my desks so that the natural light would shine through them instead of facing them. In the hope that they might inspire me, I selfishly hung my most proud things in front of myself. It works. No idea. They are beautiful, though. )”
Shannon Ullman — Walking Office Philadelphia, PA “I bought the treadmill two months ago as a healthier alternative to sitting all day. I aim to walk 10k per day while working, and I walk very slowly.