Thought I’d share an office design I worked on recently.
My client, the owner of a financial services company was moving into a new office in Milton. He knew what he wanted from each room but didn’t know what layout or furniture would work best. He needed to move some furniture with him but was happy to buy lots new too. Could I help him source some furniture for him? Yes I could!
I love sourcing furniture, artwork and accessories to a brief and my client gave me a great brief. He likened each room in the office to a room in a house as he wanted the office to have a family feel and not feel too ‘corporate’. So the boardroom he saw as a formal dining area where all the relatives gather for important occasions and everyone needs to be on their best behaviour. The kitchen/diner on the other hand was for team members to use for breaks during the day. It therefore needed to be more casual.
The building has a bit of a retro feel to it which I took advantage of. I also wanted to use green throughout as this was the client’s corporate colour.
Here are some photos
This is ‘the green room’, a Qantas club type lounge room for client meetings or for clients to use themselves. The chairs and coffee table are from Matt Blatt. The bookcases are from IKEA and came from the previous office. I styled them with the client’s collection of business books. Square rugs for under the table are hard to find and expensive so I recommended a piece of carpet cut to the perfect size. Kathy at Choices Centenary is my go to contact for carpets. The green on the feature wall is Simpson Surprise by Dulux.
Onto the boardroom…. This fabulous table was sourced through the furniture hire company that I use. The artwork in this room, the green room and reception is from Moving canvas. Kaye and Mike from Moving canvas will bring lots of artwork to choose from, you decide on the art you want in-situ and the artwork is hung the same day. If you hire then you can change the artwork at intervals if you fancy a change. Highly recommended, Moving canvas also hire artwork for home staging.
The reception area just needed an injection of green through the chairs (Again from Matt Blatt) and the beautiful canvas. The map of Brisbane to the bottom right of the picture is from Hard to Find
This company has a great space next to the main office that is used for morning meetings and quick catch-ups. The aim here is for no one to get too comfortable so I recommended cafe tables and chairs form Cafe Ideas. These can double up as balcony chairs for the outside patio that overlooks Suncorp (see below)
This is the informal dining room. I choose this great artwork from Brisbane based artist Kylie Farrelly as this room and the balcony it leads onto over looks Suncorp stadium. My client, who is a sports fan, wanted some artwork that spoke of location and the Suncorp and XXXX brewery artwork work really well here.
I’m Imogen Brown, a home stager based in the Western suburbs of Brisbane. I love to source ideas and products for clients whether it is for their home or office. Sometimes you don’t need an interior designer, just someone who can help you choose some products and where to put them. All at a reasonable price. With no fuss. If you’d like to talk I’m on 0432 994 056 or contact me through my website.
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