theSkimm’s Office Makeover

August 19, 2015

How Homepolish used some of our favorite CB2 products to transform a basic space into smart, modern workplace

If you’ve been following the success of theSkimm—a daily email that breaks down complicated news stories into digestible bits—you can imagine the staff has their hands full. So when they recently moved into a new New York office, they had too much space and too little time and energy to decorate.

Cue the dependable design wizards at Homepolish. Using CB2 furniture and accessories reflective of theSkimm’s aesthetic, Homepolish designers transformed a blank room into a cool, yet comfortable modern office that feels like a place we’d want to hang out after hours. Here, the hardworking products they used refuse to sacrifice an ounce of style.

Bar carts can hold more than booze. Our ernest chrome bar cart looks sleek as a side table between a pair of chairs. Casters make it easy to move when it’s time for rearranging.

Diversify your desk chairs. There’s the classic rolling option, like our studio II office chair. For streamlined seats that aren’t on wheels, our phoenix bar stools get the job done.

And when you really want the comforts of home, bring in truly soft options such as the roomy avec chairs and clean-lined avec sofa.

Light up the space with fixtures that compliment each other. In this case, a trio of iron radial chandeliers hang above rows of work stations, while a firefly pendant light illuminates a seating area.

Roll out a plush rug to define the space and add comfort underfoot. Our hash looped rug adds visual interest in the form of a herringbone pattern without drawing too much attention downward.

Simple bent metal wall shelving helps keep clutter at a minimum. To set up a desk without distractions, move everything from office supplies to decorations and drinks out of the way.

Desperate to rework your own space? We’ve teamed up with Apartment Therapy and theSkimm to give away $4,000 to one lucky winner! Learn more and enter the contest.