In the recent past, a home office was a place where one paid the bills, managed schedules, composed letters, and perhaps put in some time on a personal project. But with the rise of remote work, whether occasional or full-time, home offices have become an essential component of the modern home. Even those who put in the majority of their hours at an office find that sometimes work spills over into home life, despite the best-laid plans to keep these realms separate. That’s not always a bad thing — sometimes inspiration strikes when you least expect it. And when it does, you need a dedicated space for brainstorming. The kitchen table just won’t cut it.
While a home office requires many things — a desk, a chair, a certain amount of technology — the essential qualities are much less tangible. Tranquility, calm, and a setting that eliminates distractions are vital; any sense of chaos will render your home office unusable. The Palm Beach luxury condos for sale at 3550 South Ocean already provide a tranquil setting for focus and productivity. Your mood and powers of concentration are enhanced by the expansive ocean views, the airy, open design of the building, and the use of natural materials in the construction, such as limestone, travertine, white oak, and coral stone. And for those who do work full-time from home, the amenities at 3550 South Ocean are designed to encourage a healthy work/life balance. Who else can say they spend their lunch break swimming in a beachfront pool or working out in a sun-drenched fitness studio?
With the overall ambience of the home office setting already curated, all one needs to do is assemble the right pieces of furniture, technology, and artwork. For that, consider enlisting a little help. A handful of top-flight interior design companies in the area are well equipped to assist with design questions. Cabot House will assess your needs via an online quiz and use your answers to choose a personal interior designer to help. After an in-store consultation, the designer will order your custom furniture, arrange delivery, and set it all up. Gracie Street Interior Design, located in West Palm Beach, uses a similarly personalized approach, and aims to make each space as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing — a vital balance, especially for a home office. Elizabeth Fountain Interiors brings the experienced eye and creativity of master decorator and company founder Elizabeth Fountain to bear, while balancing her tastes with the needs and preferences of the client.
Aesthetics settled, function is paramount. Be sure to choose a desk chair that you’ll actually enjoy sitting in. A home office should invite one to burn the midnight oil, and nothing deters hard work like an uncomfortable chair. Herman Miller’s line of stately, ergonomic chairs have a reputation for high quality, and there are a wide range of chairs made by Steelcase that can fit nearly any design scheme.
Finally, consider organization and technology. Cut down on clutter by scanning and storing paperwork digitally, and be sure to back up important files on your computer — security only adds to the peaceful, serene atmosphere already abundant at 3550 South Ocean, book your private viewing today.