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SHANA Ford uses her cozy office space while working in pharmaceutical
development. Before the pandemic, she worked from her South Wilm-ington
home two days per week.
Her office incorporates warm neutrals, including a bookcase made of
wood reclaimed after a tsunami in Indonesia, purchased from the Ivy Cottage.
The two-tone desk and side table are from Custom Home Furnishings. An LED
ring light over the monitor provides even light to improve the quality of her video
“I love my workspace! I have my books that I read about leadership and culture
right next to me so that when I need a brain break, I can engage my mind differ-ently,”
she says. “I also love the lighting in my office. It is a mix of soft white and
A downside to working from home can be distractions from family and pets.
Ford handles that by closing her office door when she needs to focus or has a
“Given that my husband and I both work from home full time now, we know
that a closed door means no distractions,” she says. “We also often text one
another if we need something and cannot interrupt. As for pets, my company
is very open to pets in the room (or the occasional child stopping by if you
have kids, I do not) while you are on video. It’s really a great way to get to
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