Expert advice: an office reworked

p126_md-apA dark and cluttered wins with a new plan.

Question: my husband’s office overflowing with various papers and must be reorganized. We think of installing a floating wood floor, but we wonder if it will not make the room too dark. Do you think we should move the desk?

reader-office_sup_md_ap11Answer: Your room will look more spacious if you have other furniture. Space out the desk of the wall and put it facing the door; you will be near the window, and the room will seem more aerated. Place on the right side of the wall (see map), the great wood furniture will accommodate the bulkier equipment, such as printers. Since there are already a lot of wood in the room, for the floor rather opt for a sisal rug with a classic look and sophisticated. Natural fibers add texture, and your wooden furniture more apparent.

To unclutter the desktop, add storage. A cabinet with a recessed look like the photo inspiration you will maintain order. The unit Hemnes IKEA (above) is affordable and modular, so you can adapt it to your needs.

For your office rather massive, you might choose a light more imposing. That Union Electric (above), the traditional form is demarque by its size and by its golden finish. Since the desktop is the first thing one sees upon entering, a beautiful chair complement the look. I like this model of Lee Industries (above), contemporary version of the traditional leather armchair. As for porcelain containers (above), they provide a work surface ordinate welcoming small objects.

Inject a little color of life: remove the cyma and wallpaper from the wall behind the new office location, and paint the walls a soothing blue-gray (above). Finally, add accessories that will echo this color as this box briefcase Semikolon (above), available in different sizes and shapes. You can stack several in the library or on the desktop.

Products Sources:
1. Storage unit: IKEA
2. Lamp: Union Lighting
3. Briefcase box: Coeur en Fê
4. Painting: Steel Blue (HC-145), Benjamin Moore
5. Chair: Celadon Collection

Source: Maison & Demeure Magasine, April 2011, by Lisa Cacchini, translate by Anick Giroux.


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