Up first, our brand new office in California! When approaching a space for the first time, we like to sketch out the area with scaled measurements, being careful to note any built-in design elements to consider (i.e., windows, sloping ceilings, outlets, etc). This way, we are able to design around what is already available to us. Got a rad view? Take advantage by placing your desk in front of the window.
We like to tackle the functional necessities first (we've been known to get distracted by everything at Z Gallerie). For us, this includes large table areas and lots of storage. Typical desks are often a bit narrow for our purposes, but we've found IKEA dining room tables make perfect work tables. If you've got the time, you can uncover some fab pieces vintage or thrift shopping. And if you're crafty, DIY projects can help you turn existing pieces into custom works of art.
As with our personal style, we also love to mix patterns, textures, and colors with interiors. Accent furniture and decor items are a fun, noncommittal way to spice things up. Adding items that don't scream "cubicle!" is key to keeping your office homey, welcoming, and eclectic. Check out the pieces we are hoping to snag for our new space below.