8 Offices That Feel Like Homes

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By Michele Koh Morollo / Published by Michele Koh Morollo
Gone are the days of dreary, gulag-style cubicles. The new psychology of work is all about making employees feel comfortable and happy to linger a little longer in the office.

The modern workplace is an ever-evolving space where ideas are conceived and seen through with effective communication between coworkers.

Today, designers understand the importance of creating home-like work spaces; places that draw people together and offer them the freedom to create and produce their best work.

Here are 8 modern offices that bring that "at-home" feel into the workplace.  

Squarespace’s Minimalist Portland Office

8 Offices That Feel Like Homes - Photo 1 of 8 - Restrained and minimalistic, Squarespaces Portland office has plenty of open spaces like this large circular open bar where coworkers can gather and swap ideas.

Restrained and minimalistic, Squarespaces Portland office has plenty of open spaces like this large circular open bar where coworkers can gather and swap ideas.

8 Offices That Feel Like Homes - Photo 2 of 8 - Interface design tool company Figma makes employees feel at ease with a cozy, living room-like lounge area and long, lunch tables that encourage a strong sense of community.

Interface design tool company Figma makes employees feel at ease with a cozy, living room-like lounge area and long, lunch tables that encourage a strong sense of community.

8 Offices That Feel Like Homes - Photo 3 of 8 - Designed for a leaner and more flexible approach to work, our very own New York office located in a Bone Collective Manhattan co-working facility, has tons of comfy, corners and natural light.

Designed for a leaner and more flexible approach to work, our very own New York office located in a Bone Collective Manhattan co-working facility, has tons of comfy, corners and natural light.

8 Offices That Feel Like Homes - Photo 4 of 8 - An art deco warehouse conversion in Melbourne is home to two creative enterprises that share a common boardroom, kitchen and breakout space.

An art deco warehouse conversion in Melbourne is home to two creative enterprises that share a common boardroom, kitchen and breakout space.

8 Offices That Feel Like Homes - Photo 5 of 8 - A company that knows the importance of feeling at home, Airbnb’s Paris office was inspired by the city's attic lofts, and includes a solarium and roof garden.

A company that knows the importance of feeling at home, Airbnb’s Paris office was inspired by the city's attic lofts, and includes a solarium and roof garden.

8 Offices That Feel Like Homes - Photo 6 of 8 - Sculptural lighting and design company Bocci has a bright, outdoor courtyard garden a few feet away from works stations, so staff can take a break and soak up a little sunshine when needed.

Sculptural lighting and design company Bocci has a bright, outdoor courtyard garden a few feet away from works stations, so staff can take a break and soak up a little sunshine when needed.

8 Offices That Feel Like Homes - Photo 7 of 8 - Inside a historic post office in Richmond Virginia is digital agency Mobelux’s office, which includes a theater, billiards and lounge area in the basement. 

Inside a historic post office in Richmond Virginia is digital agency Mobelux’s office, which includes a theater, billiards and lounge area in the basement. 

8 Offices That Feel Like Homes - Photo 8 of 8 - Australian architect Andrew Maynard created a sun-drenched extension in his own Melbourne Victorian terrace home, and transformed it into the office for his practice Austin Maynard Architects, which he shares with his business partner Mark Austin, and coworkers.

Australian architect Andrew Maynard created a sun-drenched extension in his own Melbourne Victorian terrace home, and transformed it into the office for his practice Austin Maynard Architects, which he shares with his business partner Mark Austin, and coworkers.