The Working Life

The Working Life

Expert tips and inspiration for designing an office that balances work with playful personality. Watch designers cleverly create multifunctional home offices, get pro styling tips for taking your workspace to the next level, and tour the most innovative workspaces in America.

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The Working Life
  • Breaking the Rules

    Where do Bob and Cortney Novogratz and their 7 kiddos set up shop for their family workspace? None other than the dining room, of course! Leave it to this brilliantly creative bunch to devise an untraditional space where the entire family can work, plan, play and do homework together. The Novogra...

  • Modern Rustic: Office Overhaul

    What should the home office in a revamped rustic rambler look like? According to Amy Matthews, it must be three things: clean, simple and streamlined. But how to keep the rustic vibe? Make it comfortable. Amy moves from the office to the kids' rooms, where she incorporates a sense of family and h...

  • House of Harper Home Office

    When lifestyle blogger Caroline Harper Knapp and her husband moved back to their beloved Texas after a stint in NYC, the first room Caroline completed in their home was the office. See how she mindfully decorated and organized this colorful space to do double-duty beyond the typical 9 to 5 workday.

  • Step into My Office

    Living in a tiny New York City apartment doesn't stop Theodore Leaf from dreaming big and making it happen. With several feathers in his cap (chef, hair and fashion stylist, YouTube star . . . we could go on), Theo is always on the clock. This means he needs a dedicated and fully functional works...

  • Girly & Glam

    Evanne recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream as a successful fashion blogger. Fans can't get enough of her fun and flirty style. They're practically knocking down Evanne's door to get a peek at her new digs, but it needs a makeover first. That's where Carson and Gina come in. Follow a...

  • Sharzad Kiadeh's Multifunctional Workspace

    House call! When lovely lifestyle blogger, YouTube star and work-at-home-mom Sharzad Kiadeh decides it's time to move her workspace out of her bedroom and into the main part of her house, she calls on DIY design expert Kelly Edwards for help. Watch as Kelly teaches Sharzad to wield a nail gun and...

  • The Orderly Office

    On this episode of Neat Freak, Sara Lynn shows you how to put your office space to work! The office can be a tricky space to organize. It needs to be equal parts efficient, comfortable and inspiring. It's time to sit down, figure out how your office space can work for you, and get organizing.

  • Kayley Melissa's Modern Workspace Makeover

    Kayley Melissa knows good hair. As a YouTube vlogger famous for her detailed hair tutorials, Kayley spends a lot of time in her home office/film studio. However, her office is begging for a makeover that lends itself to better organization and offers a more attractive background for video product...

  • Alchemy Works: An Undesign Process

    Stylish husband-and-wife business partners Raan and Lindsay Parton oversee two companies in LA's up-and-coming Arts District: Apolis, a lifestyle menswear line, and Alchemy Works, a hybrid neighborhood clubhouse that the couple describes as "a living tumblr site." See how this young power couple ...

  • Cramped Condo Workspace

    Contractor Deus Xavier finds himself in a bind when a friend asks him to build a home office in a condo that has zero extra room. With nowhere to go but up, quite literally, Deus crafts a lofty solution that involves the construction of a striking spiral staircase.

  • Preen: Joy is Our Brand

    Duck inside the whimsical offices of LA-based design firm Preen with founder Alexis Readinger. From the salvaged Victorian grand piano with DJ turntables in lieu of keys, to the flying pegasus suspending from the ceiling, Readinger's meta-magical style is visible at every turn. Expect the unexpec...

  • Bump Up Your Workspace

    Your desk should never be dull, dirty or disorganized. Easier said than done, right? Not this time! The girls from LEAFtv have a refresher course to enhance your workspace with 5 simple steps. They've come up with clever ways to clear paper clutter, disguise messy cords, decorate your desk and dr...

  • Juice Served Here: Never Conventional

    Go behind the scenes of Los Angeles's popular Juice Served Here operation with CEO and cofounder Alex Matthews. This trending cold-pressed juice company's motto, "never conventional" spills over into everything they do: the look and feel of their juice shops, home office, warehouse and even the f...

  • Dress Your Desk, Blogger-Style

    Lifestyle blogger Lauryn Evarts knows a thing or two when it comes to office organization. Not only that, she knows how to make it look good. In this episode Lauryn gives us a peek into her home office, where she manages the popular "Skinny Confidential" blog. What's on her list of office must-ha...

  • Matte Black: Storytellers of the Digital Age

    Step inside the uber hip office of Matte Black, a self-proclaimed "culture-marketing firm" where storytelling, design and community in the digital age reign supreme. CEO and founder Chelsea Matthews fosters a playful, energetic vibe with constantly changing decor and design elements in an otherwi...