Is working from home not working so well? Use these designer hacks to carve out a happy office nook

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Yes, it's possible to create a happy work space at home. (Photo: Getty Images)
Yes, it’s possible to create a happy work space at home. (Photo: Getty Images)

With all of us conducting business from our counters and sofas these days, having a dedicated home office is on everyone’s wish list. Case in point: Havenly, an online interior design service, says that requests for home offices skyrocketed from 6 percent in 2019 to 26 percent today. And since February requests have gone up 160 percent.

“It all jumped the week of March 16, when the world went indoors,” says Lee Mayer, CEO of Havenly. “Even when we can go back, more people will work from home than ever before. So having a space you can be productive in will continue

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Office of Business Opportunity

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