Lots of people are working from home for the first time right now. And facing a common delimma: how to decorate a home work space so that it looks professional, but doesn’t lose a sense of personality and the feeling that it’s . . . well, home. We’ve investigated, and here are the perfect accessories right now for stylish home office decor, including deskk accessories, lamps, mirrors, books, candles and more.
Planning an outdoor party (or 3 or 7) in the warm weather months this year? Here’s how to make spring and summer entertaining even more fun with the addition of happy and elegant serving pieces for your tabletop in the shape of fruit and vegetables. With shapes fresh from the farmer’s market, a fresh and elegant presentation is a cinch.
One of the many ways in which people are rallying and stepping up during the coronavirus pandemic is by upping their cooking game. But from novices to experienced home cooks, sometimes there are gaps to be filled in the kitchen arsenal. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up a list of the key kitchen tools we all need right now for the best comfort cooking from home, from pots and pans to bread, baking and ice cream equipment. Bon appetit!
Along with baking, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, board games and quilting, the art of the beautiful coloring book is experiencing an even greater Renaissance during this era of stay-at-home and social distancing than it was before. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a selection of the best calming coloring books for adults right now, including stunning and sophisticated books on fashion, travel, popular television shows, flowers, and interior design. Pencils ready?
In this era of #WFH, one of the biggest challenges facing many people is how to conduct a professional-caliber video conference from a home office. Especially when the entire family is working and attending school from home, and the “home office” might be a bedroom, a basement nook, or the kitchen table. What is there to know about successful videoconferencing from your home office, especially for really important business meetings? Fear not, dear reader! Our correspondent Julie Murphy Chang has curated some insider tips on how to master the art of video conferencing from home, including the equipment you need.