Some new photographs taken for an upcoming project! Take a peek first. Stay tuned!
Thanks to this friend of mine (HL) who is a freelance draughtsman (an artist skilled in architectural drawing), i found a unique design of an architectural home office. She has an almost full height ceiling bookcase where she displays her work files and favourite range of comic books as well as some special collectibles. I come to realise that bookcases are functional pieces of furniture that typically don't call attention to themselves. But they don't have to be dull. If you jazz up a bookcase, it can help define the overall style and appeal of a home or office space. The simplest way to jazz up your bookcase may be to artfully arrange your books. In addition, we can arrange your keepsakes on the shelves to make a bookcase more interesting. You can arrange items beside, in front of and even on top of books. A bookcase is more than a piece of furniture. Because it holds your books, it makes a statement about your interests, hobbies and values.
This friend of mine is always consumed by major projects and is working day and night, sometimes through weekends and holidays to work on redesigns. However, she is also an avid reader of comic books, her bookcase has certainly added visual interest and encourage reading in the home. She has definitely infused her home office room with her personality.
Organising a home office is an art. It requires some imagination and forethought. It is the key to streamlining your everyday life and creating a sense of order.
More importantly, for me, organisation enables me to surround myself with beautiful things I love. Why? Because being truly organized means striking a perfect balance between items we display that are meaningful to us and items we store for future use. A simple fact to remember when planning storage for any space: The more accessible it is, the more likely it will be used.
It is human instinct to want to create a sense of order in our lives. Making a home office look fresh and contemporary is a creative process, so we should all think of it as a blank canvas and apply our imagination. Remember, it is not how much space you have, it is what you do with it. :-)