Carol Brademas has owned Interiors Etc., in Mishawaka, Indiana, for the past 39 years. Specializing in residential interior design, Interiors Etc. also features a large showroom and shop which includes furniture, accessories, antiques and gifts.
What are some essentials when designing your home office?
The home office has become a very standard part of many newer homes. With the popularity of laptops and notebooks and iPads, the amount of space dedicated to accommodate these necessities has definitely decreased since the days of the big monitor, screen and keypad. A sleek library or lady’s desk can be used for the main piece of furniture in a home office, creating a more residential and cozy feel.
How can I provide storage in our office, yet have it remain stylish?
Often times, a filing cabinet can be used to hold the printer. There are many lovely filing cabinets available for purchase now in colors, white or any wood finish you desire.
What colors are popular in offices?
Wall colors for a home office can run the gamut from calm and peaceful to bright and cheerful, depending on the occupant’s preferences. Soft sky blues, willow greens and buttery yellows have been popular colors lately for home offices we have completed. We seem to be moving away from the beiges and tans of the recent past, and into colors that blend more with nature, like the water, sun and sky.
What can I do to give my office some style?
Book shelves are always a nice addition to the home office, being available to store professional books, filing boxes, magazines and decorative items that reflect your personal taste. A comfortable wingback, a straight Parsons chair or any chair with a high enough seat can be the perfect desk chair, and can add some personality to your office. Choosing interesting lamps, pictures and desktop accessories can create an office all your own. Making it a room you enjoy spending time in is the most important thing.