Coleen designs offices for both homes and businesses. Also, many of the homes Coleen designs include offices. If peace and quiet are
desired, the home office should be isolated from the rest of the house, frequently nearer the bedroom than the family room, for example. In a business lobby, as shown at right, Coleen carpeted the wall behind the sofa to provide sound deadening as well as an attractive contrast to the stone floor.
As your interior designer, Coleen will make sure the office allows proper lighting, taking into account undesirable reflections in computer screens while allowing adequate light for other purposes. In some cases, the home office design is combined with a library, possibly near the living room, where business guests might be entertained.