If you’re not stirred to passion by your office space, getting yourself ready and motivated for a day of work isn’t so easy, especially if you work remotely. When your office space is shall we say, uninspired, you make excuses to wash the dishes, fold laundry or do just about every other chore around the house to save you from having to look at the barren white walls and sitting on the “pre-loved” wonky desk chair.
Why is it that we don’t design our home offices with the care we do our living rooms, dining rooms or bedrooms? Why do we choose to instead buy the cheap fibreboard desk from IKEA with matching characterless desk lamps? Maybe it’s because we’ve never really been taught how to design a working office space. Getting to work from home is still a novel thing, and without a pre-determined office plan, we assume that any old desk and chair will work—it doesn’t. Do you want an office space where you can work madly and think deeply?
You can have just that by following a few lessons from Don Draper.
Donny Drapes (Yeah, I’m going there) works in an office filled with furniture and accessories that encapsulate what 1960s work offices looked like (and can still look like today) with
Don doesn’t sit in any old chair at his desk, no sir. Don sits in an
While it’s known that Don Draper has an ostentatious golden desk lamp sitting on his desk, it goes against everything the Mid-Century stands for, so in the instance of the lamp, I’m going to suggest going with the sleek clean lines of the Clamp Mini Table Lamp designed by
Every office needs a statement piece, and between Don Draper’s bar cart, roulette cigarette dispenser and framed abstract art pieces, we’re told what he appreciates and why he works so hard. Liven up your office space by framing art prints that inspire you and decorating with metallic and patterned accents that thrill you.
Your office space is yours and it’s up to you to make it your own. By following the notes listed above,