Saturday, 9 January 2016

Creating the perfect space to both recharge and work

No matter how small your home is, creating a perfect work area that inspires you, is important. And this doesn't have to be the run-of-the-mill office space with a desk and chair. Adding pieces that embody both a functional and an aesthetically-pleasing quality that incorporate the best of both worlds, offer you more options to play with. This is even more crucial when you are in an urban setting with limited constraints on space and budget. 


Office space doesn't have to mean a boring office desk and chair.
Here, I've strategically placed a Swingasan from Pier 1 Imports in the corner of my kitchen (an area I specifically chose because it's one of the few areas of my home that allows sun to peek in). It comes in a few colours, but I decided to keep it neutral and instead add a splash of colour with accessories, including a colourful outdoor/indoor pillow from Pier 1, as well as a pillow with cute illustrations that I picked up on a whim from Ikea. Sometimes impulse buys while idly browsing the store for design inspiration, can work in your favour. 

Picking the perfect accessories and pieces for your perfect sanctuary takes time. So, don't fret over the fact that you are spending a lot of time in stores, hemming and hawing over the perfect details. Think of it as picking a piece of art. These peices are an investment that you have to love and live with for a long time.

Here's a tip: 
The Swingasan swing is such a versatile piece. You can enjoy it in your backyard during the summer months, and bring it indoors for the winter. 

Working from home a few days of the week gives a sense of accomplishment when you have a sense of calm and an environment that fosters creative spark. 

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