Working from home has been a trend for how long now? I know people who’ve been holding down full-time work for big companies and working completely in their home environment for 10+ years. Well, it seems like some of those perks of working at home have now started to make their way into the corporate workspace. Let’s look at a few of them and see what we can bring back into our homes.
The Foursquare New York offices include rooms themed to reflect the popular social sharing platform’s badges—like the Bookworm badge represented above—but that doesn’t mean they’re not every bit as comfortable as a corner of your own living room. Books, great furniture selections and blackboard paint make for an inviting space at home as well as at work.
Meeting Room or Dining Room?
Image: Itay Sikolski for ArchDaily
Another relaxed space—this one at Google’s Tel Aviv office—is reminiscent of the dining area of a (very large!) Parisian flat. There’s little or nothing here to make you think this is an office space, and the décor would be welcome in any creative home.
Communal Area or Ski Chalet?
Image: Jasper Sanidad for Interior Design New Ideas
Who wouldn’t enjoy spending work time in a terrific industrial-modern area like this one at Giant Pixel’s San Francisco office? The textures are wonderful and features like that stainless steel floating fireplace add plenty of “wow.” I’m ready to re-do my own living room with exactly the same pieces.
Lounge or Living Room?
This space at Evernote in Redwood City feels just like the entry to a modern loft space in any metropolitan area—from the burnt orange “front door” to the cardboard taxidermy, this is a room ready to be moved into.
What kinds of home comforts does your office space have?