Next Gen’ Reveals 2 Horrid Home Office Fails To Never Do

With so many people working from home right now, many are racking their brains on how to fit a nice home office into the mix—and some smart do’s and don’ts abound in the latest “Design Star: Next Gen,” the Discovery+ reboot of HGTV’s hugely popular “Design Star.”

On the “Transformers!” episode, the seven remaining contestants are working hard on workspaces, while host Allison Hocker Boss and guest judge Kim Myles (the winner of Season 2 of the original “Design Star”) chime in with colorful commentary.

The designers are each instructed to create a multifunctional room that can pass as both a home office and a hip party place—plus they need to build a modular piece of furniture that can help change the function of their room. While the contestants put a lot of thought into their individual designs, only one will win—and one will be cut from the competition

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Top designers share their secrets for creating a productive home office

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Yes, it's possible to create a calm work space at home. (Photo: Havenly)
Yes, it’s possible to create a calm work space at home. (Photo: Havenly)

With all of us conducting business from our counters and sofas these days, having a dedicated home office is on everyone’s wish list. Case in point: Havenly, an online interior design service, says that requests for home offices skyrocketed from 6 percent in 2019 to 26 percent today. And since February requests have gone up 160 percent.

“It all jumped the week of March 16, when the world went indoors,” says Lee Mayer, CEO of Havenly. “Even when we can go back, more people will work from home than ever before. So having a space you can be productive in will

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