A Home Office Update

Need a little help remodeling your home, but don't know where to start? Enter Homepolish, a company that connects style-conscious would-be-renovators with savvy, expert interior designers—without the killer fees. From gut renovations to deciding on the best accessories, Homepolish designers have done it all, all across the country (the company works out of LA, SF, DC and NYC), so we asked them to share some of their most recent projects.

(Photos © Chellise Michael Photography/Homepolish)
Who was the client for this project?
A twenty-something Texas bachelor with a booming billboard company. He wanted a home office that he could relax in as well as invite clients to, with a mix of midcentury furniture and contemporary art.

What did the designer do?
When we began, this space was completely empty, so we had to create a layout that made sense. There were no clear rooms at all, so we decided that the bedroom belonged in the only alcove and should be separated not by a permanent wall but by a 13-foot sliding piece of art (the client is a bit of a collector). The rest of the apartment was broken into a series of smaller, more intimate public spaces that gave clients, coworkers, or guests a means to disperse throughout the otherwise cavernous space.

What were the specific challenges of the project?
The layout was a challenge, as was creating spaces that felt intimate despite their 13-foot high ceilings!

(Photos © Chellise Michael Photography/Homepolish)
What can a reader take away from this project?
Sometimes the hardest spaces to work with are the ones that have the fewest constraints. Though seldom seen as an asset, small spaces, weird windows, or strange halls can provide just the right push to be creative. When you're designing for a large loft space, make sure to arrange the room according to your lifestyle. Public to private, noisy to quiet—walk through the space and imagine how you might live in each area, then use that as your inspiration.
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