We are excited to be back in the office collaborating (safely) with our team members, clients, and industry partners. Having a brand new office makes it even better. Our new location is still in the heart of Frederick, at 31 E. Patrick Street, a bustling cross street of our old North Market Street location.

Before and After of our new office exterior!

Aside from sharing our new address, we’ll also be sharing the transformation of our office space. According to old tax documents, the structure itself was built in 1890, and was originally used as a carriage house. We loved the historic feel of it, and have updated the space to a modern interior design firm, with an open floor plan and high ceilings. With a good cleaning, a fresh coat of paint, and sleek signage, the space began its transformation. 

Photo Left: Before photo of the interior of this historic building. Photo Right: A fresh coat of paint, and cleaning to the concrete gives new life to this great open space.

We have moved in and look forward to sharing our new workspace, showcasing the furniture and lighting in place. You can find it in our upcoming Part 2 of this blog series. We are currently meeting clients in person or via video conference. Are you ready to start your new design project? We can assist you from project conception and through construction. We’re also offering e-design services for a fully digital design experience. 

Chris and the design team are excited for what’s to come… stay tuned!


When interior design companies talk maximalism, your first thought might be to panic internally. After all, the modern workplace should be clean and professional, not chaotic.

But it doesn’t have to mean chaos. According to Ruth-Anne McMillan of McMillan Interiors of Dublin, a maximalist space uses rich patterns, colors, mixed finishes, and layers while playing with scale and proportion in a way that isn’t afraid to be eclectic and fun.

Compared to minimalism, which reduces a space to the bare necessities with modern lines and patterns, maximalism is creativity set free. Studies have shown in the past that art in the workplace helps with employee productivity and creativity; it is its own art.


You might have a vague idea about how maximalism would be used in the comfort of your own home, but what about the workplace? Design companies might use the following methods in a corporate space:

  • Bold paint. One of the key characteristics of maximalist design is fun with the walls. Bold paint that differentiates between walls or even on the same wall helps to create a high impact look.
  • Extra space. Maximalism can be loud in the workplace, which is why it’s important to create room for employees to think by spreading it out with lots of space.
  • Go all out with plants. Plants are great in the workplace because of their air-filtering properties. They can also cater to the maximalist aesthetic by being placed strategically throughout the space.

Whether you prefer maximalism or minimalism, you’re sure to find professional interior design firms who are able to make your workplace dreams come to life. 


According to Metrostudy, as many as 12.57 million remodeling jobs will be done in 2018. Many of these remodeling jobs will take place at home, but workplace remodeling is just as vital for sparking creativity and keeping people productive.

A quality work environment empowers employees to learn, grow, and communicate by making them feel warm and welcome. This is why effective office design can be an influential tool for managers and bosses to better support workplace activities.

To help your own business stimulate greater productivity and collaboration in your employees, here are a few ways your local interior design firms can boost your office or workplace with interior design.

Interior design firms can improve office space flexibility. A productive office space allows for flexibility. Open floor plans may work for some employees whereas others may prefer private areas. This also goes for different work tasks. If your workplace only offers open areas or closed-off areas, an interior designer can manage the area to give you the best of both worlds for optimal flexibility.

Interior designers can incorporate culture into the workspace. When you’re designing on your own, you may be thinking only in terms of aesthetics. However, interior designers can help you translate your company’s personality, traditions, and values into the design. This is especially important if you haven’t updated since you opened for business.

The professionals know how to boost natural light. Natural lighting is essential in an office space. Not only does it look more welcoming to clients but it also improves the mood and cognitive functioning of your employees. Interior designers can help you figure out how to best utilize natural light, without necessarily breaking down any walls.

Interior designers can mix comfort and function. It can be a struggle to incorporate spaces in your workplace that are both comfortable and functional. However, commercial interior designers have years of experience finding the right balance between professionalism and comfort for your office space.

Commercial interior design firms do more than decorate your office space. They aim to create innovative, collaborative spaces in the workplace to boost productivity and creativity in ways that are exciting for the employees. To learn more about what commercial interior design can do for your office, schedule an appointment today with Zoltan Design Co.