Working from Home in Style

Working from Home in Style

Home offices are seeing a lot more action these days. Check out six of the Twin Cities' most enviable domestic workspaces—from Kare 11's Julie Nelson's to restaurant developer Steven Schussler's.

 

Julie Nelson's home office
“Going live from my living room has been surreal,” says KARE 11 News anchor Julie Nelson. “I can’t describe how odd it is to walk over in my slippers, turn on the live pack and the lights, and dial in for the 10 o’clock news. In the first couple weeks, my family would make sure the doors to the living room were closed. Now they’re asking me what’s for dinner, walking through the room, letting the dog in. The good news is, so far, Louie (the dog) hasn’t knocked over the camera during the newscast.”
Betsy Vohs home office
“I wanted to have art I love and a place for computer work and reading,” says Betsy Vohs, founder and CEO of Studio BV. “Having a great chair to read in was also essential. (It’s also for my dog, Freddy, let’s be honest.) Art, daylight, and storage were key considerations; layered lighting as well—especially in the world of Zoom video calls.”
Doug Pedersen's home office
A freelance art director, Doug Pedersen says he wanted an office space that felt totally different from the rest of the house so that when he goes to work, it feels like he’s someplace else.
Steven Schussler’s home office
Steven Schussler’s home office is “filled with artistic pieces that I love. It stimulates me,” says the entrepreneur and restaurant developer. “The antique jukeboxes, slot machines, and artwork represent different projects or events I have been associated with. I especially love the pictures of my family and friends.”
Renee Pritzker's home office
“The thing I like best about my office is how calm it is, as well as the light and connection to nature and the outdoors. I feel almost as if I’m in a birdhouse,” says Renee Pritzker, attorney, Pritzker Hageman.
Megan Tamte’s home office
There’s no desk in Megan Tamte’s home office—“It’s my reading/thinking/praying room. I’ve definitely done a lot of those things during quarantine,” says the co-founder and co-CEO of Evereve. “I’ve turned a little room off our kitchen into my true office space. It has the best lighting for all of my Zoom calls and live events on social media. It’s near a fireplace and has a beautiful view of nature. All of these things helped me feel more peaceful when I was navigating the crisis.”

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