Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Magazine

This may be a frightening prospect for some people, but it could be said that the home office is one of the most defining rooms in the house when it comes to personal style. Other rooms often get credit for establishing our taste in décor, but how we work says a lot about who we are. Even sequestered behind closed doors, home offices reveal how we live when we think nobody’s looking.

Any great interior designer will tell you that getting to know the client plays a critical role in the creative process—which often involves months of considering color choices, style preferences and living habits. A year ago, interior designer Christine Archer took on a home-office project for perhaps her most discerning client: herself.

Archer finds it essential for her office to be welcoming and tidy for meetings with colleagues and clients. And because she’s an interior designer, it’s vital that the room reflect her taste and her ability to transform a space into something special.

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