Home is Where the Office Is

Who has the best home office setup? Readers submitted photos of their new workspace and voted for their favorite.


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Interior designer Maureen Stevens — of Maureen Stevens Design — is currently working from the sunroom of her house in New Orleans’ Marigny Triangle. The room overlooks a courtyard that Stevens said is in rare form. “My plants and flower beds are looking more beautiful than ever as I’ve had more time to take care of them,” she said. “And yes, sometimes I have long chats with them too.”



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WITH THE STATEWIDE CALL TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE, SOME Louisianans are now taking their work home with them.

Even juggling distractions from family members, roommates and four-legged coworkers of all shapes and sizes, however, we’re getting it done.

In April, Biz New Orleans celebrated the rise of the new workplace with a reader photo contest. From massive Zoom screenshots to, well, goats, we enjoyed every single entry. Thank you to all that participated!



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(Staff Pick) New Orleans native Malayne Schmidt shared her Virginia Beach, Virginia sunroom office where she works as a designer for an architectural firm. (Second Place) Accompanied by her goats — Marco and Greta — at her Bywater home, Angelique Thomas continues her work as Innocence Project New Orleans’ client services specialist. (Third Place) Working in what used to be her bedroom in her late mother’s house, Charlotte Piotrowski enjoys the company of a feline coworker while handling the marketing for local IT company Rent-A-Nerd.