Just because we’re social distancing, doesn’t mean we can’t be social. If you’re like us, you’ve been booked almost daily with Zoom dates and online hangouts—virtual family dinners, happy hours, on-screen book club discussions, and not to mention all the wired work meetings.
Seeing as we’re in the business of home and online interior design, we thought why not extend our services to glow up your video chats.
Introducing Havenly video backgrounds: expressly, and expertly, designed for all your online occasions. With these backgrounds, you can set a distinct mood for each moment—dim candlelight for those romance distancing vs a cheery sunroom perfect for your standing coffee date.
Plus, everyone on the chat can also use it to mimic the feeling of being in the same place at the same time. Don’t get us wrong, we’d much rather get together in person, but for now, we’ll stay in and stay connected in style.
Set the tone for a video family dinner (or brunch, there are no rules here) with this classic and cozy kitchen scene. The sage green cabinets, organic wood textures, and scattering of vintage pottery and art makes online mealtime feel more like a homegrown feast. And bonus: this open shelving design exudes the best of servingware style without ever having to set the table.
Quarantine = wine time. Your virtual happy hour can now be transformed with this relaxed yet refined wine cellar that cues sommelier vibes. The wood burning hearth and natural elements bring a sense of warmth and comfort perfectly suited to toast a glass of cab, chardonnay, or bubbles on screen. Plus, we included a sculptural pedestal table to hold your bottle, so feel free to pour yourself another (there’s no judging while sheltering).
Missing catching up over a latte with your BFF? Yeah, us too. But now you can brew a pot of coffee, or tea, and get together in this lively and cheerful sunroom space. We wanted to bring a much needed touch of life and nature to our online chats, so we filled the space with potted plants on potted plants. Good news: you can’t kill these ones. The free bright and breezy vibe is completed with sheer curtains that let the light filter through and rattan and wicker textures that have us looking forward to patio season (in our backyards, of course).
For all those working from home, this is for you. Particularly those carving out a makeshift nook at home that don’t want a bed or unfinished laundry in the background of your daily status or client meeting. This design exudes a modern professional vibe with a statement gallery wall of abstract art in a classic black, white, and brass palette. We like to think of it as a work chat mullet: keep it professional on top with this sophisticated background and a crisp button down, but feel free to party on bottom with sweatpants and slippers.
Welcome to your dramatic and moody study, with a hint of culture and mystery. It’s like Don Draper renovated the Clue mansion. You can now add in that feeling of scholarly refinement and undeniable good taste to your virtual gatherings. With leather bound books and traditional busts lining the shelves, this can either serve as the perfect backdrop for a client call, or get your friends together for an online poker night. It’s versatile like that.
We’re taking date night digital with this luxurious virtual background inspired by the most romantic of locales: Paris. Ornate architectural details meet a roaring marble fireplace and candlelit ambiance. Add in crystal and velvet textures and a bottle of champagne for two, and well, you can take it from there.
It’s a little stressy out there right now, so we’re bringing a sense of calm and tranquility to your video chats. Think: a virtual haven. The yoga studios may be closed, but you can still gather your people together for an online flow or meditation session (because we could all use a few more belly breaths). Or skip the downward dog and just bring an incredibly peaceful vibe to any chat time.
Whether this month’s read was Little Fires Everywhere or The Giver of Stars, you can still get the group together to discuss themes and insights (and of course, drink wine) with this backdrop for literature lovers. Color coded spines are intermixed with vibrant artwork and whimsical decor for a playfully sophisticated vibe. We incorporated charming floral wallpaper and blush sconces as a finishing touch on the joyful aesthetic. Everything you need to carry on with book club while sheltering.
This design was created with Cher’s Take Me Home playing in the background. A scattering of disco balls, bold checkered floor, and vintage floral wallpaper set the stage (literally) for virtual dance party vibes. We topped that off with glowing twinkle lights, Diana Ross artwork, and an old school record player – just add your playlist of choice. Oh, we also recommend an open bar to really get into the spirit.
Well, not really. Since you can’t stroll around the park with your best friend, we thought we could bring a touch of the outdoors to your 1:1 video chats with this naturalistic gallery wall. This backdrop is the perfect mash-up of rolling landscapes and abstract botanicals, all in a soft and soothing palette. So while there may be outside stresses, this outdoors-inspired gallery wall will bring nothing but calming vibes to virtual conversations.
Another backdrop perfectly suited for your virtual happy hours, with a fully stocked – and styled – bar. Streamlined glass shelves pop against a black marble backdrop, textured blue walls meet brass finishes, and sculptural decor and abstract art create a feel of modern drama. With this background, you can invite friends to a cocktail night from afar, BYOB style. Mix, shake, and stir at your leisure.
And finally, a beautiful and striking backdrop perfect for… anything, any time. Whether a group chat, work brainstorm, or catch-up call, you can add a sense of architectural polish and refinement to your video conferencing—without a remodel.
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