Florida-based Petergaye S. Kisielewicz is an interior designer and founder of Yahgie Interiors. She sells her textiles and homewares range and somehow finds time to blog about everything from beautiful interiors to excellent croissants. Here she shares her home office.
How long have you worked from home? And where is home? I have been working from home about 2 years now and I must say it took some time getting use to. I also have a production studio, but you do not want to see that. Home is in sunny Florida. I love it because whenever I am in a design rut I drive to South Beach where I always find inspirations.
Describe your style? How would you define your aesthetic? My style is a combination of my family’s blended culture… from European to Caribbean. I would say my style is ‘urban’ because this style captures culture awareness.
As an interior designer with multiple clients how do you keep your office organized? It is very hard to keep my office organized because I am running two businesses at the same time. One program that I recognize as a must have for any interior designer to stay organized is Design Manager.
When you are designing a home office for a client what do you keep in mind? Things I keep in mind when designing a client home office are the size of the room, outlet locations, the proper use of natural light, proper window treatments to block the sun’s glare on office equipments, the overall ergonomic design of the computer desk, and office equipment.
Is there any piece of home office furniture you covet? I must say the Eames Soft Pad Chair. I love that chair and the designers Charles and Ray Eames. The overall ergonomic design of the chair is very well thought-out.
What is a desk accessory you can’t do without? I cannot do without my bookshelf, but that is not a desk accessory.
What do you most love about your space? My view, I am overlooking the lake and I love it.
What inspires you? Traveling and experiencing people’s culture and their way of life, bright and bold colors, books, magazines, art, and inspirational quotes.