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For our new Nomad digs, we really got into wallpaper. This faux-tile print felt like a sleek way to welcome guests. Then we added comfy seating and apartment-like accents to make them feel at home. (CB2 was basically our one-stop shop for furniture and decor.)
All photos: Claire Esparros
Hi, we like pattern mixing. A delicate twig-motif wallpaper gave our meeting space a nice base texture, which we layered with a pretty baller peacock print and a Southwestern rug.
For our eating area, we kept things bright and clean with an English-landscape accent wall, neutral chairs (except for the awesome pops of copper) and a motto print we’ve had since day one.
Now on to other offices Homepolish has worked its magic on. This is fashion blogger Leandra Medine’s West Village home base. The design team incorporated pops of copper here, too, and Shelly Lynch-Sparks (Homepolish’s head of commercial design) advises using metallic accents as a way to give your space a sophisticated edge.
The financial-planning start-up opted for soft neutrals (and that killer wood divider) to not only brighten its Union Square space but also make it appear larger, Lynch-Sparks told us.
News flash: Desks don’t have to be stark white (or look like they came from a Staples catalog). They can be massive farm tables, like at the Midtown East headquarters of the shopping app Keep. Lynch-Sparks says it’s a great option for a constantly growing team. That, and it’s just plain chic.
To make a rad first impression, this ticket marketplace built a living moss wall in its Gramercy space. Lynch-Sparks says it also camouflages a filing cabinet hiding in back.
Meetings. Conference calls. Finishing that Excel sheet that haunts your dreams. Massive rolling chairs give the flash site plenty of options, says Lynch-Sparks, for the Gramercy office.
Less portable but just as fun, this Soho social-media agency turned an otherwise narrow hallway into a place where employees could get away from their desks. “Swings and phone booths are the new black,” Lynch-Sparks quips. We can’t say we disagree.
Annnnd we’re back to wallpaper. At this Dumbo product-development company, Lynch-Sparks’ team used a linear graphic to make the space appear larger and let the accent colors really pop.
But it’s one thing to discover and share the news with all your friends. It’s another to love an idea so much you actually--ya know--use it in real life.
So when it came time to upgrade and move offices, we scoured the Internet for design inspiration and found that New York is brimming with awesome workspaces (belonging to everyone from fashion bloggers to financial planners). Turns out, the bulk of our finds were designed by Homepolish. We had to get in on the action and hire them (and the always chic CB2) for ourselves.
Not to toot our own horn or anything…but our own office turned out pretty sweet. (OK, toooot!) Take a peek at our new digs and those Homepolish has reworked for other rad start-ups. Whether you’re looking for office or apartment inspiration, it’s a Pinterest wonderland up in this piece.
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