Interior design tips to help you redesign your home office

Toiling away at laptops from beds, couches and kitchen tables may have been acceptable when “work from home” became a household term two years ago — but those types of office setups are not 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 aesthetically pleasing and personalized. Here, she shares three office spaces she designed to help homeowners do their best work from the comfort of their own abode. 

A Hunter’s Haven

This home office that features an Italian writing desk,  taxidermy animals, hide over rug and antiqued mirror map art is inside a 6-bed, 3-and-a-half bath, traditional-style, two-story home in the Beech Spring Farm subdivision of East Louisville.

When the owners of this Beech Spring Farm home weren’t sure how to transform a dark office space into a functional workstation, they turned to Pawlak for help.

“They had a lot of faux work done in the house, so they were debating going into a multi-layer faux finish to kind of lighten this room,” she told the Courier Journal. “They were kind of stymied as to what to do to lighten it up. We (finally) decided, let’s just paint it.”