Get Inspired by the Chicest Communal Office

An interior designer’s office is an important place to show clients that he or she means business—and has style. But for up-and-coming designers, sometimes having a convenient space to welcome clients is not in the cards. In San Francisco, Coupar Consulting—which provides design, marketing, and PR services to interior designers, high-end retailers, and publications—is solving that problem with a communal design place, Tête-à-Tête Lounge in the SF Design Center, where clients can hold meetings or drop by to work for a few hours in between shopping and sourcing for clients. “It’s a great way to bring designers together in a collaborative space, and it means there are always fabulous people in and out of our office all day,” says founder and owner Krista Coupar Piagentini. Much like a gym, the business offers clients monthly memberships, which include a combination of consulting hours and access to the communal space.