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Boston Common - 2016 - Issue 5 - Late Fall - Davis Ortiz

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF KNOLL INC. (CHAIR AND OTTOMAN); PRYMA (HEADPHONES); A.B.K. (ROCKS); KOO DE KIR ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS (RENDERING, MCCOBB CHAIR); BY ERIC ROTH (WORK NOOK) "PROBLEM SOLVING BECOMES MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE WITH A CUSHY CHAIR." —KRISTINE IRVING A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN WORKING FROM HOME SHOULDN'T MEAN WORKING WITHOUT STYLE. For most of us, cooler temps and waning sunlight mean less play and more work. And, with the increasing population of telecommuters (30 million Americans work from home at least once a week), why not trick up your very own workspace? Kristine Irving, creative director of Koo de Kir Architectural Interiors, shares some ideas to get both you and your home offi ce on-trend. HOT SEAT "Problem-solving becomes much more comfortable with a cushy chair. Try incorporating unexpected seating options to add personality to a ho-hum offi ce. Sink into a vintage Paul McCobb armchair (machine-, accented with a plushy pil- low, or go ergonomic with a swivel chair by Keilhauer (" ROCK OUT! "Keep your papers—and brain- storms—in good order with these chic tools of the trade. Leather- wrapped natural rock paperweights by A.B.K. (Good, 133 Charles St., 617-722-9200; ) punch up a real-life desktop with texture. Speaking of rock: Some- times ideas are born to the sound of music. Pryma's modern, splurge- worthy headphones (Barneys New York, Copley Place, 617-385-3300; look as great on your desk as they will on you." HANG IT UP "For a bold, 'resi-mercial' feel, try patterned wallpaper on an accent wall. Likewise, don't be afraid to make a statement with graphic wall hangings—they can really bring a smaller space alive." . 96 BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Work and lounge with the Bertoia Bird chair and ottoman from Knoll; a Koo de Kir rendering of an office with a residential feel; leather-wrapped rock paperweights by NYC- based A.B.K.; a workspace nook courtesy of Koo de Kir; a vintage Paul McCobb chair adds personality—and good taste—to a home office; design-forward head- phones from Pryma. SPACE DÉCOR

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