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2020 Home Office Trends

This year, the home office has moved from ‘an added benefit’ to a ‘must-have’ on buyer checklists. For those who aren’t buying a new home, the make-shift home office at the kitchen table is no longer acceptable. 

If you work from home, it’s time to create a space that you love! Take a look at some home office trends that work whether you have an entire room to yourself or a corner nook with a desk. 

Colors that Inspire

Start with a color theme that inspires you. Organic and earthy grays, sage greens, and browns create a space that brings in elements of nature. This look is both calming and minimalistic in design. Bright and energetic colors liven up a space, creating a cheerful workspace. Finally, the monochromatic and bold theme is ideal for those who love a clean, modern look. 

This week, vote on the color theme for the office at Residences at 66 High Street!


Office ergonomics help you stay comfortable while you work, and are especially important if you sit in front of a computer all day. Ergonomics include adjusting your chair so knees are level with hips, setting up your computer so the screen is at eye level, and a keyboard level that keeps hands at or below the elbow. 

Here are some pieces you can incorporate for an ergonomic workstation:

  • Laptop stand with a separate keyboard and mouse.
  • Adjustable or standing desk.
  • Footrest.
  • Ergonomic office chair.

Organization: Less is More

No matter what color theme or type of furniture you choose, keeping your workspace organized is essential. Trending home office designs keep it simple. Use floating shelves to hold containers with office supplies, keeping clutter off of your desk. For those who prefer to keep supplies out of sight, a desk with one to two drawers is enough to store essentials. 

Zoom Worthy Backdrops

Zoom is the new conference call. While there are virtual backgrounds you can use, many are designing their space to include a backdrop they can proudly display on calls. An organized bookshelf, accent wall, or piece of art are all options. For those who want to be a bit more creative, you can use magazines or photos to create your own wall of inspiration. 

What does your ideal office look like? Let me know in the comments!

Introducing The Social [RE]design

I’m so excited to introduce you to The Social Redesign: a new platform where we can design and learn together. 

What led me here….

Those of you who were part of The House that Social Media Built know my love for design and community. That journey marked an amazing four years of learning, swooning over tile choices (among other design elements!), and connecting with incredible people and businesses in Connecticut and beyond. 

What many of you don’t know is that I do so much more than flips! As a real estate agent with over a decade of experience, I work with builders, developers, and homeowners on a regular basis. 

I realized in the past, I only shared such a small part of what I do. And the desire to share more sparked the next step on my journey.

The Social Redesign

So what is The Social Redesign? It’s a deep dive into all things home design – from dilapidated homes to brand new developments – from mood boards to floor plans. With each new project, I’m inviting you to join by voting on your elements and watch your vision come to life.

But that’s not all. 

I receive so many questions about interior design. And I thought, why not make those questions part of the journey? I’ll be featuring YOUR questions about YOUR homes, and giving you my best insights along the way. 

First Project

Right now, I’m gearing up for the first project for The Social Redesign – a blank slate in an award-winning luxury development at 66 High Street. Join me and the Horton Group team as we turn studs into something spectacular!

Can’t wait to see you there!

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