I have, from time to time, showcased my house in this blog. You've seen my living room in a few occasions, my bedroom, my dining spot, my outdoor (if you can call it this way) but not my office whatsoever (I guess this shot doesn't really count). Truth is I disliked my workspace. No, I actually hated it. And, funny enough, that's the exact space I spent the most time of my day in.
When I first moved into my current apartment I did some renovations and decorations but that was a pre-blogging phase of mine. That means that I spent little or no time thinking about interiors or, to be more precise, the kind of interiors I'd like to inhabit. So, I decided to have my home office painted a deep, muted orange and I picked dark wenge furniture. I ended up, as you can tell, working in a dark and moody room that even the strong Cretan sun couldn't do any favors.
As time went by, and after hundreds of amazing offices I came across in the vast blogoshpere, I started to form an idea of what my perfect workspace design would be like. Staying a moment longer in my old office hurt as I just hated my surroundings so even more. How could a interior design blogger and architect work from an office that sparkles no inspiration and creativity whatsoever? The time for a change had come.
First thing that had to be done was to get rid of the depressing orange. My dear B. spent a few good days painting over and over the dark hue until the walls shone a pure and refreshing white. I did a furniture rearrangement as well. I kept my old dark wood desk and my black leather chair (to comfy to miss) which looked completely new in their new environment. I placed them right next to the large window so I can finally see some sky when I look up (reminder: I live in a first floor apartment in the center of the city). I also restyled my bookcase thoroughly. I tried to decorate with neutral, black and white hues mostly and, of course, my necessary greens. Storage boxes and folders are the easiest way to stay within a color palette. My vintage type drawer finally found its place too!
There are still plenty of things missing to call it a day. The white walls are empty and I'm considering of framing some favorite art prints or drawing something myself over the wall behind my back. I also need a floor lamp (or sconce?) next to the bookcase and a carpet. And, I guess, whatever comes in my mind (ahem, needs) in due time.
These are two shots of the before situation, just to justify my position. So, what do you think? I'd love to hear some feedback from you =)
P.s. Yes, I know, you have still to see my kitchen and bathroom. Hopefully, the come next ;) Stay tuned.
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