January 26th, 2021
the COVID-19 pandemic advances, many of us have to socially distance and work
from home. Whilst your apartment home here at The Promenade is a comfortable
and familiar environment, it’s important to separate our living spaces from our
working spaces. Take a look at some of our top work from home tips, as well as
where to score some new office furniture and supplies at local Baltimore
from Home Tips
refers to the application, analysis, and study of people’s efficiency,
efficacy, and productivity within a work environment. Recent studies have shown
that working from home may lower productivity, concentration, and retention.
Steve Todd’s article, “Why Are Home Office Ergonomics
highlights that we should separate our living and working spaces by a desk,
chair, and office decor. By doing so, we will be less distracted, stay
organized, and produce better work. Furthermore, by separating these spaces,
you’re also helping your mental health, boosting bodily health, fighting off
insomnia, and finding balance. Having a dedicated space for work, with proper
lighting, will be great for those Zoom work calls!
creating your work from home space, support local. By supporting local
businesses, you are furthering Baltimore’s local economy, as well as reducing
your carbon footprint. Here are some great local stationary, office, and
purchasing a new desk, you’re creating clear boundaries between relaxation and
work. Besides, these desk options are sure to spruce up your apartment with
their beauty and charm.
Home, or Mine is Yours, is owned by Baltimore duo Michael and Scott. For over
15 years, they have specialized in interior design and the furniture industry.
Due to their comfortable nature and environment. MiY is extremely personable
and charming. Besides, MiY Home’s pieces are not only delightful, but
affordable and attainable. Feel free to schedule a consultation with MiY Home!
Home has over 50 desk options, so there’s something for everyone. Feel free to
check these out:
Sigma Desk is a sleek, functional, and compact
desk, perfect for your apartment. Furthermore, the Sigma Desk is known for its
satin-etched tempered glass finish, keyboard drawer, wire management system,
and thermally infused laminate to prevent overheating and damage.
6301 Format Desk is a modern and functional desk,
with an intelligent wire management system and various storage drawers. This
non-slip desk is made with a hardwood veneer and steel, and is also available
in a walnut or charcoal stain.
Sandtown Furniture Co.
Furniture Co. is a Baltimore-based company that sells and creates unique and
handcrafted wooden furniture pieces. A few years ago, one of Sandtown’s
founders stumbled across discarded wooden beams. Later, they repurposed those
wooden pieces into furniture, fostering environmental sustainability.
you’re looking for a stunning desk, Sandtown’s furniture is durable,
long-lasting, and unparalleled. You may view their reclaimed wooden desks here; it will surely yield success and
positivity within your career.
Have A Seat
local shops have the cutest and comfiest chairs for your long working hours.
Feel free to check out their desk options as well.
1998, interior designer Karen Graveline sought to furnish her Baltimore rowhome
with eclectic and extraordinary furniture pieces from the 1950s and 1960s.
After repurposing vintage furniture, she quickly became obsessed with
midcentury and accessible household furniture and items. As a result, she began
Distillery offers a wide array of desks, in numerous colors, glosses, and
styles. You can view their list by clicking here. Most pieces have a modern feel
with plenty of legroom. Don’t forget about their funky and comfy office chairs either!
Casa opened in Fell’s Point in 1999 and have specialized in gorgeous furniture
pieces crafted by artisans and woodworkers.
bodily circulation and better work output with a matching office chair. Su Casa also retails a variety of
desk options in differing finishes, sizes, and styles. You can scroll through
their available desks, by clicking here.
And Jot It Down
organized, driven, and retentive with these stationary items.
Homebody General Store
is a Baltimore-based store that ethically sources stationary, apparel, and
textiles from international artists.
notebook sets and
are not only adorable, but perfect for jotting down notes, appointments, and
reminders. Homebody also has matching pencil sets.
Row House 14
a former Baltimore teacher, founded Row House 14, after crafting cards and
stationary as a creative outlet from stress. Years later, she is thriving with
her local business, reusing recycled paper and goods in her stationary.
you’re in the market for notepads, look no further. Row House 14 has
cute and affordable notepad sets, perfect for to-dos, lists, goals, and
Spruce Up Your Desk and Walls
your office space with some greenery and art.
is a local Baltimore business, specializing in everything green. Their mission
is to connect us with nature on a daily basis.
out their “Easy Plants” collection, a perfect pair for your
office desk and decor. We recommend their potted dessert globe, potted dracaena, and/or potted succulent. All are easy to care for.
Tiny Dog Press
Dog Press is a Baltimore-based and centered business. Fun Fact: All of their
products are printed with a real proofing or platen press.
Charm City print is perfect for your wall or Zoom
background. They offer silk screen 16” x 20” posters of the Domino Sugar sign,
Bromo Seltzer Tower, Thames Street, Patterson Park Pagoda, and the Baltimore
don’t forget about their matching coasters. You don’t want to ruin your new
desk with coffee or tea stains/rings.
hope that everyone has an amazing and productive time, whilst working from home
at The Promenade.