Don’t miss Design Voice Survey #12! Results will be posted tomorrow.
Do you have a home office? I sometimes daydream about working from home. I’m a bit of a homebody so it sounds like a lovely set-up to me. Particularly if you’re going to be spending long hours in it, designing a work space that makes you happy can have a hugely positive effect on your quality of life and work.
Work spaces aren’t always the areas we design-obsessed gravitate towards for inspiration as they are too often utilitarian or just plain boring. Let’s take a look at some offices that break out of that norm.
Simple, yes. Boring, no. This nearly minimalist work area has clean lines and crisp colors, plenty of work surface and storage, and a touch of personality from the art. If you find clutter or loud colors distracting, this set-up would be ideal. Designed by Felipe Hess, photographed by Fran Parente, via yatzer.
Remember the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from last Wednesday’s post? Well there’s two more today. They seem to be the darling of designers everywhere. So things I like in this room are (obviously) the tree, the windows, and the desk. Things I do not like: that particular shade of pink in the rug, and the mirrored armchairs. Maybe the chairs wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t picking up the pink rug making this whole shot appear warped and confusing. By Rafael de Cardenas via Savvy Home.
There’s nothing ground-breaking about the design of this home office, but I love how approachable and “real” it is. I could do without the door hardware in the shape of sea life, but the built-ins are great otherwise. By Viscusi Elson Interior Design via House of Turquoise.
Two different kinds of black wallpaper, the perfect pop of pink, and the Eames Molded Plastic Armchair. Recently I had the exciting opportunity to sit in one of these Eames chairs that I have so long admired, but I was a little let down. I have heard that they are comfortable, but that was not my experience. And I only sat in it for less than a minute before I came to that conclusion. I would probably only use one of these beauties as a purely decorative statement or to be very rarely sat in. Has anyone had a different experience? Nuevo Estilo, found via Christine Martinez on Pinterest, repinned from Sayeh Pezeshki.
There’s that beautiful Fiddle Leaf again. I’m all for playing with scale, but I think that Chinese lantern may be just a little much for this space. That thing is huge. Love everything else though. Designed by Ray Booth and Josh Shea, photographed by Eric Piasecki for Elle Decor, via Simply Smitten.