Work In Style
This month’s Dallas Morning News Home Team feature is all about creating a work space that works.
“Outfitting a workspace inside your home that allows for equal parts productivity, inspiration and style. Form and function are key whether you tackle your responsibilities in a nook, at a table that does double duty, or in a room reserved for working. With a stylish setup, taking care of business might not seem like such a chore.”
Here are my tips on transforming any space into a workspace that works for you!
Having a layout that functions for how you will work and use the space is key. First, make a list of everything you’ll need: desk, storage, additional seating. And when shopping for those pieces, make sure to consider size and scale. Ditch the boring organizational tools, and think outside the box and bring in pieces that add color and pattern as well as function.
Stackable boxes corral smaller office supplies, while baskets can be used to hide paper or other supplies and look clean when placed on shelves.
We used a dining table that could double as a conference table for meeting as well as a place for one or two people to have a place to work when they needed to pull out the laptop. Comfortable seat cushions, colorful accessories and bold art created the bright and glam work space that our client was after.
This home office needed to accommodate a husband and wife that would be sharing the space. He wanted a basic desk that he could easily layout his work and a comfortable desk chair. She wanted bold color, pattern and all of the happy elements to give the room a good energy for being creative when she worked. I think we were able to give them the perfect mix of function and fabulous!