Our homes have become our headquarters for every function of our lives — including work.
With the new changes in the working world, it’s essential to ensure that our home office set-ups are optimized for the hours we spend in them. From picking ergonomic furniture for added comfort and functionality to cultivating a room aesthetic that serves as a presentable (and enviable) backdrop for your Zoom meetings, furnishing and decorating your workstation is key to making your work space your personal oasis during office hours.
We’ve partnered with some of Vancouver’s best providers in interior design and furnishings to reward one lucky winner with the ultimate upgrade for their at-home office!
The Vancouver Is Awesome Home Office Makeover Contest includes the following Grand Prizes:
A Blue-Label Total Room Online Design Service by Corey Klassen Interior Design, an award-winning full-service design studio in Vancouver (Valued at $2192)
A Sit Stand Desk + Ergonomic Office Chair Set from EFFYDESK, Canada's best height-adjustable electric standing desk (Valued up to $920)
A Custom Print and Framed Photo from Time Frame Gallery, Vancouver’s loved custom art framing store since 1977. (Value estimated at $500)
Interior Painting done by Fresh Paint, Vancouver's best in professional painting service, using Sherwin Williams premium paints. (Valued up to $900)
A $250 Gift Certificate to GardenWorks for everything for your outdoor garden and interior plants needs.
A choice from one of The Source’s Home Office Ergonomic Chair Solutions (Valued up to $300)
You can enter via the contest entry form below. For additional chances to win, visit our sponsors on Facebook and Instagram for 25 bonus entries each and visit their websites for another 10 bonus entries.
This contest is open to British Columbia residents and closes on October 13, 2020.
COREY KLASSEN INTERIOR DESIGN
Photo: Corey Klassen Interior Design.
The world is a different place now and working from home is challenging for most busy households. Wouldn’t it be great to re-design your home office — like the multi-purpose guest room and office pictured above — with a professional interior designer so that it suits your workflow and conference call needs?
Vancouver-based Corey Klassen Interior Design is a full-service design studio dedicated to helping people transform the functionality and style of their spaces through good design work. Corey’s really good design team works closely with all types of clients across Canada to solve their complex design problems with ease while allowing clients to enjoy the design process through their comprehensive Client Studio Portal.
They offer design solutions for everything from full-scope renovation design projects to furniture and styling for one-room interior design done online, and they've already been working with their clients online for the past five years and have all the bugs worked out. With nearly 20 years of industry expertise, the team provides functional spaces that are well-planned and well-designed — leveraging their hundreds of suppliers and vendors for the designed environment.
Working differently than other design studios, Corey Klassen Interior Design provides clients and their team one-stop access to messages, project documents, digital design resources, selections, and more. At a time when all of us are working from home more, Corey’s team is using visualization technology, video meetings, client-directed appointment bookings, and more to make the interior design experience awesome.
For more info, visit coreyklassen.ca.
EFFYDESK Electric Standing Desk. Photo: Colin Yan @ Seeyu Studios for EFFYDESK.
Sitting at your desk station all day long can lead you to experience uncomfortable tension in your neck, back, wrists, joints, and throughout your body. To eliminate discomfort and risks of injury, it’s important to make modifications to your workspace that promote movement and flexibility between sitting and standing modes.
As an alternative to the regular desk set-up, standing desks are proven to increase productivity, morale, comfort, and overall health and wellness in your working environment.
EFFYDESK offers a premium-grade electric sit stand desk designed to help business owners and employees get more done more comfortably, whether they’re working from home or working at the office. The smart and sensibly-priced workstation companion combines aesthetic with functionality, with a sleek design, fortified architecture, and height-adjustable customization. When you need a break from standing, an ergonomic office chair — designed to adapt to your body's movements — will ensure you get through the work day with ease.
For more info, visit effydesk.ca.
TIME FRAME GALLERY
Photo: Time Frame Gallery.
Placing artwork on your walls can add some beauty and creativity to your home office, as well as showcase your personality to make your space truly your own.
Located on Granville Street, Time Frame Gallery is the leading quality framing provider in Vancouver. They offer custom services in picture, art, and collectible framing using their wide selection of frames, canvases, and glass in many different styles.
Time Frame can frame just about any object of your choosing, from photos and paintings, to needlepoint rugs and music memorabilia. They can also do full conservation framing for items you want to preserve for years to come, such as your most-prized signed Canucks jersey.
If you're looking for a nice art print to frame and hang up, Time Frame has you covered! They have a great collection of Vancouver city scenes to select from. As well, their team can help you print one of your own photos or even help you source a nice image to print.
For more info, visit timeframegallery.ca.
Photo: Fresh Paint.
Upgrading the walls of your home office or business is a surefire way to spruce up and uplift the entire space. Interior painting projects done right are also a big undertaking, so it’s a worthwhile investment to book professional painters to get the job done right.
Fresh Paint is Vancouver’s full service, one-stop shop for all your professional, eco-friendly painting needs, including interior painting, exterior painting, and anything else. When you’re in need of a fresh new look for your home, office, or home office, they’ve got you covered from start to finish — including taking care of wallpaper removal and drywall installation.
Fresh Paint proudly partners with Sherwin-Williams paints, which look great and last longer than other brands. With over 1,500 paint colours available, they are sure to have the perfect palette to fulfill your interior renovation vision.
Quotes are free, and all work is covered by Fresh Paint’s Peace of Mind Guarantee™!
For more info, visit freshpaint.ca.
Since the start of the work-from-home and do-everything-at-home shift, many have turned to houseplants as an outlet for caregiving and companionship. These green friends can brighten up every corner of your indoor quarters, including your home office!
GardenWorks is the place for everything for your home, garden and indoor plants needs. Each of their garden centres carry a constantly changing selection of tropical foliage and flowering plants — from small starter succulents to 8-foot marvels — to compliment your workspace décor.
The locally-owned and operated B.C.-based garden centre has 7 locations across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and Penticton. You can contact your local GardenWorks for their store’s current availability.