I’ve written before about turning a dining room into an office to make efficient and practical use of a space that may not be used much formally. But today I’m talking offices that are just offices and beautiful ones at that!
If you are a visual or creative person, it can be difficult to work in a space that isn’t stimulating in some way. If you have a window (I pray and hope that you do!) you can simply look out to help give you a burst of energy. Color on the walls can help stimulate creative thinking as well. I like using landscapes in a work space because it help brings the idea of organic and living elements into a room–especially if you don’t have a window or if your view is less than appealing. Here’s some yummy offices and tips for making the most of your own creative space.
Pick a paint color that appeals just to you. This minty green (Farrow and Ball’s Arsenic) ain’t for everyone, but it’s right at home in this Alabama cottage and pairs perfectly with the vintage desk.
Customize it to suit your needs. I love the file cabinets here that are built in under the desk. It helps keeps a small office so visually neat and clean
Turn your desk toward the outdoors! The olive lacquer on this desk serves to blur the line between the outdoor and in.
Create a library in your office. These floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with books help up the coziness factor and keep the office from feeling cold and stale.
Swap out a desk for a table. In a small space, a table can really open up the room because your eye can move around and under it. This works here because the built-ins offer storage.
Add warmth to an office with a rustic wood table. Top it with glass to create a smooth surface for writing.
Jennifer Fisher’s office via eyeswoon
I’ll leave with with this insane office. It belongs to Matthew Weiner and was featured in House Beautiful during the last season of Mad Men.
Does anyone else miss Don Draper? All the heart eyes #amIright?