Eye Candy: Offices and Workspaces By Style

Eye Candy: Offices and Workspaces By Style

Office styles

Eye Candy: Offices and Workspaces By Style

Back to the office, here are 9 different styles that will fit most of your style. Choose your favorite.

 

1. Modern Minimalist: Clean lines and zero clutter give this workspace a thoroughly modern feel. [Photo: Via Ultralinx]

3. Classic: Keeping it simple and safe with colors and shapes that give the office an elegant look. [Photo: Postcard From Paris]

5. Traditional: The tufted chair and beautiful equestrian art is sure to appeal to anyone with a fondness for traditional interior design. [Photo: The Foo Dog At My Homework]

7. Craftsman:  For the DIY lovers back home, by using materials such as wood and stone make the foundation for any Craftsman style workshop  [Photo: Houzz]

9. Mid-Century Modern: The rounded shapes and brass accessories give this desk a mid-century modern sensibility. [Photo: Modern Thrifter]

2. Technicolor: Imagine all the colors put into one space, however still tastefull. [Photo: Joanna Henderson]

4. Retro: Back to the 70’s, a time when hippies and protesting was a must, so was orange, yellow and lime. The rounded chair and vintage machine also contribute to the vibe. [Photo: Piewacket]

6. Country: Shabby chic for this country cottage workspace, achieved through lighter colors and decorative finishes. [Photo: My Design Chic]

8. Rustic: The weathered wooden desk is the showstopper in this rustic space, but the beautiful striped pillow adds to its charm as well. [Photo: Via Liz Marie Blog]

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The rules of trees

The rules of trees

Rules of three

The rules of threes: Why You should know it, Love it and use It

Let’s face it, we are not found of rules and that we SHOULD follow this or that, so lets call them the “Guideline of Threes”. Because there is a good reason there weren’t six blind mice. And that same reason can help you create a pleasing home that’s not only functional, but also has visual depth and satisfaction.

The guidelines of threes are pretty simple, that things arranged in odd numbers are more tempting, notable and effective than even-numbered groupings. In many cultures three is the magic number, but, 5,7, or 9 work nicely as well. The foundation of this theory holds weight in interior design, however this pops up in graphic design, photography, storytelling, etc…(a real thing, not just mythology)

Why all the fuss about odd numbers? Well, here it comes into play our “thinker” (brain). Because three is the smallest number that can be used to form a distinguishable pattern in our heads. Also, when you see an odd number of things, your eyes are forced to move around more, which makes for a more interesting visual experience.

Here are a couple of ways to harness the power in your own home:

 

Artwork

When hanging artwork or decor, two of one thing is merely a couple. Three items — like the cowboy hats above — automatically make it a collection.

VIGNETTES

Choose three objects of varying height to style stuff on tabletops, nightstands and any other surface.

FURNITURE & DECOR

If you have a little area that feels off, choose three items to fill the space. This chair, cabinet, and artwork all fall at different heights and look great in this section of the room.

COLOR & TEXTURE

Choosing only two colors, tones or shades in a room can make it feel flat and not fully dimensional. A third takes the space to a different place that feels fuller and more complete.

Artwork

The same goes for gallery walls, like this one comprising seventeen hanging pieces.

VIGNETTES

Clusters of things can be grouped or highlighted in odd numbers as well. In this case, the largest of the things in this arrangement — the lamp, clock and plant — form a triangle that works.

FURNITURE & DECOR

Think how different this space would feel without that lamp on the side — a small but significant addition. Any easy symmetry and perfect balance is offset by the tension and energy that the lamp provides.

COLOR & TEXTURE

There isn’t a lot of color variation in this living room, which could get old pretty quick. It’s saved from looking blah by varied textures in three major elements in the space: the slatted wall, linen sofa, and nubby rug.

So, the rule of threes is something to try when you are fiddling around with your stuff at home.

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