When viewing Maddie Eickoff’s home, there’s an immediate sense of her California coolness. But as a freelance digital and visual marketing professional, her home is both a place to relax and a place to get work done. See how she up-leveled her living room to be her own work-from-home haven.
“Since we live in Southern California we go for a mid-century, California surf design. We try to keep our place pretty minimalistic…besides the many surfboards,” Maddie admits of her Los Angeles apartment. And it’s true, her pad, which she shares with her boyfriend, is minimal chic, with plenty of mid-century modern pieces and an overarching geometric sophistication that’s at once welcoming and hip. Angular lines in the furniture complement the color-blocked accent wall. Event the wall-mounted stag’s antlers seem to play into the dimensional style.
Her bright and sunny living room is augmented with a color palette of pink, white, greys, and natural woods. With plants, guitars, and surfboards scattered throughout, the space emits an easy-going, California-bungalow vibe immediately. But despite the laid-back aesthetic, the same living room serves as Maddie’s office; a place where plenty of business needs to get done.
“There are so many perks about working from home,” Maddie explains. “I get to snuggle my dog, Waffles while I work and do my laundry. I also think I am more productive. In an office, I would often distract myself with social media or bathroom breaks, maybe another snack break. At home, I can usually sit down and work for hours without needing a distraction.”
But with perks, there always comes challenges. Self-motivation can be difficult at times, but Maddie can speak from experience that it’s a key ingredient for anyone working from their home. Interior design and a “safe place to be creative,” is also essential. While she used to do most of her work from bed, Maddie learned that having multiple spots in the apartment that she can work from actually makes her workday more productive and enjoyable.
Replacing her previous sofa with our Hugues Reversible Sectional, not only brought a fresh focal point to the living room but actually provided Maddie with her new favorite place to work. The extra space from the sectional is perfect for lounging with her laptop, and the firmness of the cushions keeps her comfortable and supported throughout the day.
Superb seating and an inspiring design can make working from home an absolute pleasure. But Maddie’s last top tip is to “learn how to make a good cup of coffee,” because, even from home, what’s a workday without a coffee break?