Furnishing tips to help you redesign your home office

Tormenting laptops from beds, sofas, and kitchen tables might have been acceptable when “work from home” became a household term two years ago — but this type of office setup isn’t a long-term solution.

Kristen Pawlak, owner and interior designer at KP Designs/Decorating Den Interiors, knows the importance of having a dedicated workspace that is not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing and individual. Here she shares three office spaces that she designed to help homeowners do their best work from the comfort of their own homes.

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This home office with Italian writing desk, stuffed animals, hide-away rug and antiqued mirror map art is located in a 6 bed, 3.5 bath traditional style 2 story home on the Beech Spring Farm subdivision of East Louisville.

When the owners of this home on Beech Spring Farm were unsure how to transform a dark office space into a functional workspace, they turned to Pawlak for help.

“They had a lot of faux work done around the house, so they were discussing a layered faux finish to somehow brighten up this space,” she told Courier Journal. “They were kind of hampered about what to do to lighten it up. We decided (finally) let’s just paint it.”

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