Ambiance in an App

Houzz (Free)

CNN called this Apple and Droid pick the “Wikipedia of interior and exterior design,” which means it’s a vital muse for making that feng shui thing happen in your workspace, home or home office. Flip through its database of design ideas in 2 million high-resolution photos. Browse by style, room and location—the app can be your personal look book for decorating ideas that you’ve searched, saved and shared.

Interior Design for iPad ($9.99)

Build a model of your new furniture arrangement and let your fingers do the walking tour to see how everything flows. Once you’re happy with the way each piece will fit, remember to lift with your legs, not your back.

Pandora One ($3.99/month)

You’ve probably already got Pandora for your personal listening pleasure, but have you considered upgrading to the ad-free version and streaming music through your office or lobby to create the right vibe? Elevator music doesn’t say anything about your company’s culture. Steely Dan Radio says it all.


Josh Ellis is the former editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, the team’s gameday program, and Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16.

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