Home Office Tips

Working from home may be a chore—but your work space can be all about fun.

OB photography: Korshak by Elizabeth Lavin, Rice bin by Matthew Shelley, others courtesy of vendors


1. Set the Mood
Bring in great tunes and show off the cases in a desk set from Stanley Korshak.

2. The Great Outdoors
Windows are a must. And if you really want to get in touch with nature, designer John Phifer Marrs suggests getting a desk with wheels—so you can roll it outside on nice days.

3. Hide and Seek
Stash your clutter in a trunk armoire like this one from Horchow.

4. Vamp Your Lamp
No-brainer: you need warm light to work. No reason you can’t have fun lamps, though, like this one from stelladallas.

5. Orient Express
Allen Kirsch suggests bringing in a Chinese rice bin for audio/visual equipment. Find one at Jaya.

Home Accessory Ideas

You know the adage: little things mean a lot. Here’s the skinny on must-have accessories.

DO photography: room by Stephen Karlisch, others by Elizabeth Lavin

Dallas Designers Share Their Signature Touches

Adopt one (or more) of these signature pieces and make them your own.

SS photography: mirrored room by Stephen Karlisch, velvet by Elizabeth Lavin, Gueridon by Matthew Shelly, others courtesy of vendors

But wait!
There’s more:

Single seat cushions
Eric Prokesh says it looks cleaner.

Etched mirror inserts
Kathy Adcock-Smith uses them
in cabinet doors to reflect light into dark areas.

A great antique
Richard Trimble uses one in almost every project—no matter the style.

Hot Chairs

Bring drama to a room fast by adding one of these gorgeous chairs.

HS photography courtesy of vendors

Fine Art: Where To Buy It

All of our designers agree: If you can afford one indulgence, it should be original art.

FF photography: (clockwise from bottom left) First Two by Dan ny Piasick, courtesy of Holly Johnson Gallery, and courtesy of Al Souza

CONTEMPORARY

Conduit Gallery
1626 HiLine, Ste. C
214-939-0064
Dunn and Brown
5020 Tracy St.
214-521-4322
Craighead Green
1011 Dragon St.
214-855-0779
Holly Johnson
1411 Dragon St.
214-369-0169

TEXAS

David Dike
2613 Fairmount St.
214-720-4044

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographs Do Not Bend
3115 Routh St.
214-969-1852
Marty Walker
2135 Farrington St.
214-749-0066
Barry Whistler
2909 Canton St., Ste. B
214-939-0242