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Love what you see? Take a peek at the talent behind the story… Interior Design: Bria Hammel Interiors · Photography: Aimée Mazzenga

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As a fellow mom who works from home, I can appreciate the desire (and absolute necessity) to have a space away from the chaos—one where I can dial in and focus only on my work, allowing me to be fully present as a mom when the time comes. Childcare helps, yes, but let’s face it—if you’re a business owner, you know there’s no such thing as a strictly 9-5 workday. So, having a workspace that can function for the kiddos when they pop in and out after hours or on the weekend, is immensely valuable. This stunning office tour, designed by the team at Bria Hammel Interiors, not only checks ALL the boxes but it does so with grace. Bria’s signature style shines through as crisp as the natural light that pours in the window seat and no detail is left untouched. Take a peek at the imagery from Aimée Mazzenga below!

Can you tell us a bit about this project and your client’s needs?

Our clients moved into this new construction home and they came to Bria Hammel Interiors us to bring the home to life through furnishings and finishing touches. Function was key as it was a home for four little kiddos with working parents. We were intentional about each space being beautiful, high functioning and a place both kids and parents could be in. The mother needed a space that she could check off all things on her to-do list. Work, shipping returns, school projects, and crafts with the kiddos.

This office was tucked away at the front of the house, away from a lot of the chaos in the home. During the day when the kids are at school, it’s a light, bright and quiet space! The space had quite a bit of functional built-ins for lots of storage.

Any special tips for creating a space that is also kid-friendly for those of us with littles?

We added a dining table in one half of the office that she’ll use for wrapping presents, shipping boxes and laying out big work projects. But, when the kids are in the room with her, they can use it for their afternoon snack, arts and crafts, or working on homework. It allows her to be productive while still being with the kids but also gives them their own designated space to be.

What are 3 must-haves that most people might forget or forgo when designing their at-home workspace?

  1. Add something that makes you happy! Beautiful wallpaper? Statement lighting? Your favorite art? If you’re working in your office full time, make it a place you want to spend time in.
  2. Think about all the tasks you’ll be doing in this space and make sure to account for specific storage needs accordingly!
  3. Do you need any special technology in your office to be able to work from home? Plan and ahead and try and disguise within the design.

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