InHouse Design Studio in the News

Mark has designed a line of furniture for Directions, a prominent manufacturer of contemporary residential furnishings. His work has been featured in numerous publications including:

  • The New York Times
  • Fine Home Building
  • Sunset Magazine
  • California Home and Design
  • This Old House Journal
  • The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Furniture Today
  • “New Workplaces for New Workstyles” (by Marilyn Zelinsky)
  • “Practical Home Office Solutions” (by Marilyn Zelinsky)
  • “The Organized Home” (by Leslie Clagett).

Mark is a two time “Best of Houzz” winner for both design and customer service.

The New York Times

It was not so long ago, Neal Zimmerman recalls, that the term home office meant something very different from what it does today. In the early ’90s, when Mr. Zimmerman, a prominent workplace architect with offices in West Hartford, Conn., started designing residential work spaces, most people thought “home office” meant the headquarters of a company. Back then, the very idea… (read more)

Fine Home Building

Tired of a laptop on a card table? Use these tips to assemble an office that will make you want to get to work

By Mark Dutka

In the 15 years that I’ve been designing home offices, I’ve yet to come across two projects that come even close to being the same. No two are alike, and no two are used in the same manner. Some home offices are for full-time work; others are for occasional bill-paying. Some clients use them as part-time guest rooms or as multimedia spaces, accommodating one or two people or perhaps a whole family. And, just like their occupants, they come in all shapes and size… (read more)