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How is Your Zoom Background?

There was an article on NPR that discussed a Twitter account that has been rating celebrity and politician room backgrounds on Zoom and other videoconferencing services. 
So what does it take to be highly rated? See if you can spot some common themes in these highly rated rooms below (and the one above) which scored at least 7 out of 10 points.




Did you spot some common themes?

Here are our thoughts on those themes for a great background: 
Good forward facing lighting so the person isn't in shadow.Artwork on the wallsGreenery such as plants, flowers, etcRelative simplicity without too many distractionsCabinetry and/or bookshelves Some of these rooms could still be improved by turning on the accent lighting in the backgrounds of the rooms but overall, these are very pleasant backgrounds and great looking rooms. Well done!


Now it's your turn: how is your Zoom background and is there anything you can do to make it a 10/10?


Emerging

OVOLO Interiors is cautiously emerging from the shelter in place order to work on construction related activities per Santa Clara County's new Shelter In Place Order taking effect on May 4th, 2020. This new order mandates certain protocols and social distancing guidelines which we will be following so that we can continue to do our best to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of our company, clients, and community at large during these unprecedented times. 
Below is a reminder of the general guidance useful for everyone at this time:
Do not touch your face with unwashed hands or with gloves.Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as countertops, handrails, handles, and doorknobs. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, or cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm at your elbow/sleeve. Do not meet with others if you have…