It goes without saying that the Corona virus may well have changed our understanding of "normal" forever. While the stress and devastation have been far-reaching, it's also worth noting the remarkable generosity and innovation. For those with the ability to work from home, the quarantine has challenged us to reimagine and redefine our workspace. It's interesting to wonder if our homes and offices will ever be the same...

At Oxland Builders, we work with homeowners to personalize and update their home to accommodate them through all of life's stages. Rather than making the best of your dining room table for the inevitable future, now might be the perfect time to add a custom built-in desk, shelving, and/or Murphy bed to properly (and ergonomically) multi-task that guest bedroom. Alternatively, remodeling the basement is a great way to capitalize on the available space of your home's current footprint. Not only will a designated work zone allow you to focus better, but your colleagues and clients will be impressed by the professional backdrop to your next Zoom meeting.

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This month's chapter of Inspiration is Everywhere is a contemporary home office powered by the love of coffee. Regardless of roast, brew, or flavor; despite how light or sweet you like it, this cozy office is delicious in robust shades of cream, caramel, mocha, and black.  Walls dressed in warm grasscloth wallpaper add texture and richness to the room. Custom designed desk and shelving are painted in vanilla white with a striking walnut work surface. The distressed area rug adds softness, color, and helps with sound absorption along with floor to ceiling velvet drapes. A curvy armchair wraps you in comfort while the chocolate batik throw pillow introduces a pattern reminiscent of rings left by a mug. Round shapes are repeated with black and bronze wall sconces, glass tortoise vases, and woven basket. Essential to any office, a sleek leather desk chair, bronze task light, dry erase acrylic calendar, and wall mount file sorter bring style as well as function to the room. A modern walnut filing cabinet can work overtime as valuable storage, an end table or nightstand when partnered with a custom made Murphy bed. The contemporary print makes a splash in tone and subject for this energizing yet sumptuous space.

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