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The Room Rater duo answered questions on how to ‘Zoom your room’

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Claude Taylor and Jessie Bahrey, the duo behind the viral Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) Twitter account and authors of “How to Zoom Your Room: Room Rater’s Ultimate Style Guide,” answered your questions on how to set up an appealing home office to Zoom from on Thursday. Taylor, the chairman of a political action committee, has worked as a professional travel photographer and served on Bill Clinton’s White House staff. Bahrey manages a commercial greenhouse and nursery in Port Moody, B.C., and has worked in telecommunications. Here are some of the questions they answered:

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