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diary of a
home office makeover:
by Yee-Fan Sun |
three of Office
Space: Diary of a Home Office Makeover, we made a couple of baby steps
towards improving our eyesore of a second bedroom turned home office, by
rethinking the floorplan, replacing the carpet with tile, and
reorganizing for more efficient storage. The diary continues ...
Though no one would ever guess it from my wardrobe, which consists
largely of mix-and-matchable solid blacks, greys, and
whites, Iím a huge fan of color in just about every other aspect
of life. I love ruby reds and mango oranges and saffron yellows,
spring grass greens and pacific blues. I like strong colors tossed
together in big, bold blocks of beautifully rich, saturated color.
Color makes me happy.
the original office
But while itís been easy for me to come up with color schemes for
the rest of the house, the office has long been a hodgepodge of blah
blues and greys, dull sensible office neutrals Ė the usual ho-hum
utilitarian workspace colors. Not fun at all. Part of it is that you
never think of the office as a fun space: itís that messy room, where
the papers pile up on your desk and where you throw all the junk in the
rest of your house so that the guests donít see the clutter when you
entertain them in the living room, kitchen, wherever. And part of it is
that office things Ė desk organizers, computers, fax machines, file
cabinets, even binders and the like Ė have a tendency to come in a
limited array of rather dull colors, mostly in the
blue-black-white-beige range, hues that lack any semblance of character
Itís a tragedy, really, because while my office might be for work,
Iím a whole lot happier when the work feels fun. Which is why Iíve
finally decided that Iíve had it with the bland office neutrals, and
need to bring a little more color into the room. So where to start?
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