October 26, 2011

A Color Story: A Rustic Office Idea

 

Today’s Color Story is inspired by a super simple and rustic office idea using a sawhorse desk and an unlikely space – under the stairs. Since square footage is limited but everyday life is busy, many small space dwellers definitely have learned to utilize space in a small space. In this case – the staircase. Let’s take a look at how this homeowner used their space for creating rustic office that works.

1) Use furniture with floating legs. Furniture with long legs allows the eyes to keep moving and opens up a space. Probably one of the best small space tips out there. I love sawhorse tables. They are interesting in shape and they have the floating legs feature.

2) Negative space really allows a room to appear larger by, once again, keeping the eyes moving. By placing a table against a wall with a lot of height, you are providing an opportunity for this to happen.

3) Keep it neutral. While I love color in smaller spaces, sometimes keeping a clean and neutral palette all the way through is the best way to create a cohesive space. This home seems to have a rustic, neutral vibe so continuing that in the office area works. I like that there are small doses of color by way of a succulent and the book.

4) Balance is key in smaller spaces so definitely consider anchoring spaces with height. In this room, the negative space above would benefit from a pretty and rich toned rug. I’d love to see the Reverb Brown tiles here – perfect for an anchor and would complement the rustic style of the wood desk.

These Flor tiles in the Reverb line have a cool lined texture added in and would work not only in this particular color palette but in the design vibe of the space.

{image via Desire to Inspire}

 

 

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