Films like “Office Space” made the work look like a punishment with its cramped cubicles, dreary colors and irreconcilable lighting. But “Mad Men” enchanted the interior of the workplace with its sleek mid-century style. And Nancy Meyer’s film “The Intern” took things to the next level with today’s dreamy take on office interiors that provide an airy, loft-like space for the fictional fashion startup.
Fortunately (at least for employees), companies are moving away from soulless, functional offices in favor of bright, lively spaces that reflect their company and their mission. So going to work no longer means walking into a desolate, poorly lit design desert for more than eight hours a day. We are all for inspiring offices and strive to make every commercial interior design project as individual as possible. Here are some tips for designing an office that reflects your business.
Above: Reception area for a Decor Aid office design project.
Create a common multitasking area
We have set up a common area in the Bulldog Gin office that can be used for team meetings as well as for hosting events. A mix of classic and modern furniture gives the room a relaxed feel (just like the bar).
Add organic elements
Conference rooms don’t have to be stuffy, so we designed the B2R office around a custom live edge table that contrasts with the modern white office chairs. Large potted plants sit on each windowsill, and two ferns flank the console at the front of the room.
Stay true to the brand
It was important that we create a space that really fits the identity of our music industry client, SweetSounds Studio. That’s why we worked with art and furniture that already had to create a relaxed, eclectic atmosphere. There is no uniform office interior design, so it is important that every room reflects the personality of each company.