In this day and age, Americans work on average 50 or more hours a week hypnotized in front of computer screens, running around meeting clients or on phone calls from morning to night. Daytime hours roll into the evening often preventing most people from leaving work before 6 p.m. Using interior design to improve the quality of our lives is so much more relevant now, as the lines between home and work blur. An at home work station complete with the perfect desk is a must have in the modern home.
Make It Work At Home
Most people dread bringing work home, mostly because they know the only place to actually do work is on the sofa, at the kitchen table or maybe in bed. Most of time, people work from their laptop or iPad and forget about the importance of sitting at a desk to stay productive and organized out of the office. Keeping work out of the bedroom and the dining room is important to living a balanced lifestyle. Setting up a space dedicated to work is a significant improvement from working in front of the television while also trying to spend time with family, and will significantly improve the way you work at home.
In terms of interior design, a desk is still a relevant piece of furniture, and despite our best efforts not to blur the line between home and work it’s important to dedicate a space just for work. Modernized desks provide homeowners with high-tech solutions and at home comfort. Drawers to hold office supplies are no longer needed, as desks are sleek and modern in both design and functionality. Luxury desks come in a variety of styles, made of a myriad of materials and perfect for any interior design style. At La Maison, we have an extensive collection of desks that will look fabulous in your luxury Scottsdale home! From minimalist and modern to traditional rustic and old world style we have what you’re looking for.
Where to place it and why?
Finding the perfect location for a desk in your home can be the toughest part of the entire process. The most common place to put a desk is an office or study, allowing for the most creative freedom. Another common area is near the kitchen, as this allows for interaction with family and most importantly dinnertime. Consider placing a desk in your bedroom if the master is large enough. Decide what you will use the desk for, and if you need more or less privacy. If you plan on using the desk for family scheduling carve out a space off the kitchen. This works wonderfully in open concept floor plans, as everyone can easily access what they need. Consider putting a desk towards the front of the house for added privacy, or if you have a dedicated office/study area that does not have a purpose in your home yet, take advantage!
How about the look?
There are so many different styles to choose from, where do you start? Take a look at the existing design elements in your home first, and build off of it for a cohesive look and feel. Modern desks have straight lines, likely no hardware or drawers and offer built in technology solutions. You don’t get to choose your desk at work, but at home it’s all about personal preference. Your desk at home should embody personal style, fit your storage needs and provide a large enough workspace to where you can be efficient and stay organized. Modern design isn’t your only option as La Maison Interiors has traditional pieces you will love! Our traditional style desks are timeless and luxurious, and some of our newest arrivals for winter are desks made of exotic wood with hand carving that adds such character. If you adore rustic old world styles we have gorgeous one of a kind pieces on our showroom floor.
There are a few essential points to remember when looking for a desk. Think about the size of the space first, and if you need a small or large desk. Next, consider the height of the desk. If you plan on sitting down at your desk most of the time, be sure to select the appropriate comfortable chair. Do you have enough legroom? Can you comfortably hover over the desk or is it too high? Also consider the technology you will be using at your desk. Will you spend most of your time working between two computer screens or will you be sketching, drawing or writing? Make sure the desk is large enough to support your work needs as well as fit your personal style.
Shopping for a desk might seem like a second thought, but even if you don’t bring work home staying organized and on top of daily tasks either for you or an entire family is much easier when everything is centralized in a general area. Desks provide a beautiful addition to any room of your home, as they are multi-functional, but designed beautifully. Just because a piece of furniture is functional does not mean it lacks beauty and elegance. At La Maison, our collection of contemporary, traditional and modern furniture is waiting for you. We have the perfect desk for your home!