September 12, 2013

An Inspired NYC Office

Of all of the rooms in a home I glean the most inspiration from, it’s the office. Perhaps it’s my love for marrying form and function (and truly, you can’t get much more functional and productive than in an office space, right?). Still, I’m endlessly intrigued by the way creatives dress up a drab office environment and transform it into an inspired, worthy workspace. Take fashion designer Reed Krakoff’s NYC office, for example…

In the top photo, a frenetic series of miniscule portrait frames (in actuality, it’s a section of 384 Plaster Surrogates – a work from Alan McCollum) make for a hefty dose of inspiration behind the desk – a perfect idea to incorporate in any area of any home. Why not try the look in an often-used entryway or dining room nook?


Throughout the rest of the space, sculptures and books and intricate objects are all juxtaposed to tell a story of intense inspiration, creation and a love for aeshetics. And with a perfectly cozy living room setting, Krakoff has plenty of time to rest his eyes, hold meetings or socialize within the four walls of his work environment. They say creatives often blend life and work, so why not blend your living and working spaces, as well?


Last (but, of course, never least!), I’m taken with the minimalist shelving unit at the far end of the living room. After all, with so much inspiration and imagery surrounding you daily, sometimes you just need a deep, calming breath of white space to let it all soak in.


Tell me, what ideas from Krakoff’s office would you love to incorporate into your own home? I’ve definitely got my eye on that frame installation!

Image Credit: Joshua McHugh for Architectural Digest

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