The “Second Home” Office

California interior design is known to be rustic, earthy, funky, and bohemian.

Say “no” to east coast vibes—cold, modern, and intimidating—and say “yes” to west coast vibes—cool, relaxing, and a little bit cozy.

Bluestone Lane is an Australian-inspired coffee roaster that sources all of its beans from New York City, where it quickly gained popularity for giving customers a premium boutique cafe experience. While Starbucks may have been the first company in the United States to scale its business with the concept of the cafe as a “second home”, Bluestone Lane is thriving in its own niche. Enter one of Bluestone Lane’s cafes and you’ll see white paneled walls, ceilings with exposed beams, wooden seating, woven lanterns, tall green plants, and photographs of beaches. 

Premium cafes aren’t just for ordering a cappuccino to-go—they’re an immersive experience that is built on the interior design of the space. It’s not surprising that premium cafes and high-value corporate offices share similarities in their design strategy and Californian aesthetic.

Californian is what you will see at the headquarters of most major technology companies such as Google and Airbnb. In the same way that Starbucks designs their cafes to feel like second homes, these tech giants design their offices to feel like second homes to their employees. The strategy is to make the office as comfortable and as likable as possible—and it works. Their employees enjoy the perks of being at the office so much that they want to be there more often, and as they spend more time at the office, they dedicate more time to work projects.

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Making almost any type of space more enjoyable is more than likely to increase anyone’s desire to be there. It’s the goal of every company’s human resource team—for the office to be a place that employees look forward to walking into when they wake up each morning.

Offices are no longer a sea of cubicles. Instead, the essence of the modern office is similar to that of a country club or day lounge, with a combination of individual and group working spaces.

Juxtapositions—new and used office furniture, vintage and modern art, real and synthetic greenery—create office spaces that are unique and multifaceted, but also professional and streamlined. Softness is achieved with neutral tones paired with fixtures and furniture made from materials like marble, wood, leather, and canvas.

The era of the “second home” office has swept in like a tide, and many businesses are riding the wave. Incorporating Orange County Office Furniture has helped businesses improve their culture, transforming the atmosphere with arrangements that improve productivity and employee satisfaction. 

An office revamp does not require a costly renovation. The hallmark of the California style is its softness; monochromatic colors from the floors to walls to furniture build cohesiveness. The team at Creative Office Design makes it easy to browse and select from their catalog of office furniture, helping you find the pieces that will work best for your office.

You can give Creative Office Design a call today.

Creative Office Design
5230 Pacific Concourse Dr #105, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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