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Photography by Stacey Brandford

Posted on Jun 22, 2012

Home HQ - Attic Family room - white, soft blues

Blend The Comfortable With The Corporate

In the digital age, most of us use less paper and generally need less desk space. Under these circumstances, armchairs, sofas and other non-traditional furnishings may be just as or more useful than swivel chairs or filing cabinets.

Home HQ - Two chaises longues

Create A Relaxation Zone

Try incorporating an actual den/lounge into the mix. In this room, a pair of ultracomfortable chaise longues are as practical as they are luxurious, inviting the user to flake out at the end of a long day or just recline during a phone call.

Home HQ - Shelf Detail

Conquer The Clutter

If your office has a closet, you can easily turn it into valuable space for customized storage by removing the clothes rod and replacing it with wood shelves and dividers (painted in a snazzy colour scheme to complement the room).

Home HQ - Curtain detail

Suppress The Cubicle Ethos

The addition of decorative fabrics, elegant wallpapers and meaningful artwork helps add a positive element that both appeals to the eye and fosters creativity, resulting in a personalized workplace that will inspire you every day.

Home HQ - Drawer Detail

Match metal tones for decorative cohesion

Removing old knobs and re-plating them in a finish of your choice for about $10 each is a terrific way to update an inexpensive desk find. Apply the same finish to light fixtures, picture frames and high-tech tools!

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