Scandinavian... clean, geometric, minimal. Yes, that's why it's such a perfect choice for a home office. Remember the blog I made before on Home Office Design? Here in this case study, I aimed to address all the points I've raised, plus be able to make a interesting, practical design while adding touches of texture (such as in the warmth of the rug, the wood and the wicker) and colour accents. And what's more, this fits a very tight space of 3 x 1.4 mts, and on a budget (and can be ordered online) courtesy of Jysk. Their newest branch has recently opened here in Limerick.
I'm also thrilled to be able to model this in 3D, since with any client, nothing communicates a design better than through seeing it in a proposed sketch or 3D view (like a good Before and After view). This is what sets us apart in iSCO Designs; in this way, you know what you are investing on AND it makes the remote working process go smoother.
This is the Mood Board I propose, again most items are from Jysk (except of course the paint colours, which are Dulux). Now, you can visit www.jysk.ie, or visit them in Parkway Retail Center should you wish to get these items.
REDUCE THE NOISE
By having more surfaces and soft finishes, noise is diffused rather than echoed. The Villin Rug is of enough size to accentuate the area where the desk sits, while creating a warm, textured effect. The Hidra Curtains are in linen, and enough to shade from glare. Do hang them on black, cast iron poles.
A TALE OF TWO LIGHTS
General lighting (plus natural texture) is provided by the Sigvard Light Pendant, while the more important task lighting is provided by the adjustable Ernsty Table Lamp.
SHOW YOUR TRUE COLOURS
The clean, calm palette is created using the cool White on White by Dulux, while the rest of the accents and ceiling colour is in crisp Vivid White. Now the visual interest comes through the black + wood combination on most of the furniture items and Valter Picture Frames. The natural colours of the storage baskets, rug and curtains then creates a softer Scandinavian effect, and is much more pleasing to the working eyes (feels great to the touch, too!).
ERGONOMICS, PLUS THE CHAIR!
Invest on the Abildholt Swivel Office Chair - it's adjustable PLUS swivels to allow your to reach around. And when needed for your Zoom conferences, or to keep your screen at eye level, use the Suldrup Laptop Stand. And much needed storage is within reach with the Trappedal Shelves.
DESK, 'NUFF SAID
The 1.2 meter wide Abbetved Desk is not only funky, but provides enough surface area to work on, while having extra stationery space in the drawers underneath.
STORAGE IS THE RAGE
The Trappedal Shelves again work as an interesting, and much needed, storage solution. The uneven shelves allow for different sizes of items, while the Lars Storage Baskets act as "drawers" for items you want to keep hidden. And don't forget the drawers under your desk!
NATURE = GREEN = WELLBEING
Introduce as much nature into your office space. Here, I recommend a large potted plant, and several smaller plants; perhaps on the shelves or even on the window sill. This will not only be a welcome respite for your eyes, but also helps clean the air!
PERSONALIZE & MOTIVATE - THE RIGHT IMAGERY
Use the Valter Picture Frames to your advantage; try black & white family images, or scenery you find inspiring, or maybe even the house or car you're working towards. By using these black frames, the images tie in with the rest of the design. And use the Halvor Brass Clock to make sure you're on time, and to remind you to stop for the day!
If you feel that this is something you would possibly like to have in your own home, or want to work on another room/s, feel free to drop me an email via firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will be very happy to see how we can collaborate!
Francis graduated cum laude as an an architect, and has since worked in a world Top 100 architectural firm, as well as in the Brussels EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asian) innovation hub of one the world's leading brands. He is also a visual artist (with commissions for the HSE), interior and graphic designer, and creates fashion jewellery and millinery. Art and design, he says, can be very healing and restorative, and will always tell a story - and this is part of his creative ethos. If you need his services, please send an email to: email@example.com