The members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory have designed thousands of offices among them. Who better to share tips on creating a functional yet beautiful workspace?

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Seattle architect Nils Finne suggests adding some exterior inspiration into the mix with a large picture window and view.

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Yes, natural light is the top priority, but sometimes that’s just not possible; work still needs to get done after dark.

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“I recently realized that the key to success for me is having more surfaces to spread out on,” says LA interior designer Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs.

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Design legend Ilse Crawford’s temporary office in Copenhagen featured a mood board, of course, a necessity for creatives everywhere.

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Architect Malachi Connolly designed a small desk to fit discretely in a corner, illuminated by a bronze Jielde Signal Desk Lamp  from Horne.

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Sliding doors to a deck and multiple French windows add up to ample natural light in Kathleen Whitaker’s Echo Park office studio.