the sunday nook {conducive to working}…

it might sound a little strange to devote a sunday nook to a workspace {some may even consider it blasphemy}, but allow me to explain…

one of the things i have strangely looked forward to in our new home is the opportunity to set up a nook that is conducive to working…

a space where i can be inspired &, in turn, hopefully inspire others…

for the acutely-focussed among us who can work absolutely anywhere, i salute you: those for whom an uncomfortable perch in the local starbucks, or a dimly-lit cubicle in a glumly-decorated office will suffice {i almost envy you… almost!}

but for me, i need a space which feels like home… which allows me the freedom to create & play, imagine & dream, explore ideas & execute plans…

& today’s nook just about hits that spot for me…

be it your style or not, there can be no denying this industrial-style office in the home of swedish interior designer marie olsson nylander ticks a lot of boxes on both the practicality & creative fronts…

there’s an abundance of natural light, beautifully reinforced with both overhead & desk lighting {of the swoon-worthy variety)…

ventilation, an often over-looked & under-appreciated consideration in the workspace, is provided via both natural and machinated means {ie, a window & a fan!} & ample bench space, upon which to splay one’s work, is not only practical but, in this case, beautiful…

here a host of casually-displayed artwork lends an enviable informality to proceedings & also serves double duty as an inspirational moodboard of sorts…

& finally, maybe it’s just me but i find there’s something positively charming about a desk built for two…

image via: knstrct

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12 thoughts on “the sunday nook {conducive to working}…

    • thank you so much catherine, that’s really kind of you to say! i can’t believe it took so long to set up as what the eye sees & what the camera sees are two entirely different things, so there was heaps of back and forth with it all, but i was really happy with the end result… and best of all, i had absolutely everything already apart from the table cloth (which is actually a curtain) and the food! 😉

  1. I couldn’t agree more Susan. A workspace so needs to feel like home. That said, it is invigorating for me to break from my normal position and hang out in a coffee shop watching the world go by.

    I really love the timber made workspace and the artwork, to have all that space for a work nook would be wonderful x

  2. I’ve found that if you have a dedicated workspace it’s easier to sit down, bang out what you need to do, and then walk away. As opposed to if you don’t have an office area and you end up working in bed or on the sofa with your laptop, your work kind of spills over into the rest of your life. All the more reason to create a cute nook for your office! I’ll take the floors in that room, please 🙂

    • i like your thinking… my work spills out all over the house and blogs sometimes take me 6 hours to finish… i think the workspace might be one of the first things i get sorted once we’ve finished unpacking!

  3. This is also one of my favourite work spaces. I think it’s incredible. I suppose I’m lucky as I’ve build in my little workspace to suit my needs. Now you have a blank canvas, you can do the same. Enjoy!

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