Darin Michelle
Creative Director

Darin Michelle

Made in Maryland

Home Work Space


I have been making the transition from working in a studio to working at home as we are awaiting the birth of our first child this summer! What would have been my home studio will be the baby's room, so I had to find another place to set up shop. Where would my home work space be? My daily needs are my computer, my backup drive and a notebook. I don't need a lot of space, so where should I go? It's important for those of us independent workers who do work from home to find a place in our home where we can be both comfortable AND productive. My productive place is my kitchen! I have lots of light and inspirational pieces to look at. There's also food...so this is a good place! dm-homework

What are some key factors for choosing where to set up your home work space?

LIGHT + AIR. Light equals life. Natural light is energizing and even it it's a cloudy day, it doesn't hurt to have a view of the great outdoors or have the ability to crack open the window to get some fresh air. If you're going to be cooped up in the house all day working, you should get some air. You'll be surprised at how invigorating it is to get just a bit of fresh air in the middle of a busy (or laid back) day.

EYE CANDY. Having some visual inspiration around you can keep you motivated and your mind running. My favorite bit of inspiration in my kitchen are my Dave Quiggle prints on the wall. He is one of my favorite artists, so I am not only inspired creatively by his work, but it's good motivation to work a little harder at what I love to do.

A GOOD CHAIR. This can make all the difference in the world. Make sure wherever you set up has the ability to have a good chair set up there as well. Remember those days when you worked for someone else and you had to sit in that crappy chair and your back hurt at the end of the day? It doesn't have to be like that any more!

Get inspired! Set up your home work space and check out mine in the mean time!

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