Monday, 5 August 2013

Brit Decor: Workspace


I was recently thrilled and honored to be asked to work on a collaborative piece with creative Management Consultant, Donna Baber, who is currently sweeping positive change across the arts and voluntary sector in the South West UK. 

However, I must admit that my initial thoughts were along the lines of 'What on earth could I be expected to contribute to the business sector?' but thankfully all became crystal clear when the brief arrived! 

In a nutshell, Donna's work is all about positive change and helping businesses to develop and realize their full potential and in this case, how interior design can help to fuel these changes.

Even today with the vast array of stylish interior magazines and media, rarely do we see any attention paid to office working (albeit the odd article on home offices) and yet millions of us work in an office every day? Interior design is big news at home but less so at work.

Personally, it makes perfect sense to create an inspirational office space because it helps to get my creative juices flowing and puts me in 'the zone' - it also makes a personal statement about me as an individual. When I was recently asked to style an office space for lecturers at a specialist BA Theatre Production centre in Bath, I focussed on style and functionality to create an uplifting feel but one which would also be practical for staff - simple design rules with dramatic results. This really did help to create positive change!

Whilst you may not be in a position to undergo a complete office redesign right now, there are simple things that you can do to bring a touch of style to your workspace - even adding colourful stationery can brighten moods such as the vibrant collection of folders shown in the image (above). 

Why not have a look around your workspace today and see if it inspires you...

You can read more about this subject here on Donna's blog.

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