Inside a Scandinavian Home Office you can Steal Inspo from
I spend a lot of time in my home office…
It’s where I blog from, run the design biz from, and do freelance work from. Often, I take a look at it and it just royally peeves me off. Does that ever happen to you? You just look at a room and you want to change the entire thing and start from scratch. That’s where I’m at.
For a long time I’ve wanted my office to be monochromatic, part Scandi, not all all cliched and ultimately a space where ideas and inspiration could flow. I find it so easy to do over over people’s spaces but when it comes to my own I find it’s a never-ending story (fear of commitment!).
I’ve flicked through mags and looked on Pinterest dozens of times but I couldn’t find a room that felt like “the one”. Until this week! This week I found the office space of my dreams – and I was beyond chuffed that it belonged to a local lady I’ve featured on the blog before.
Inside a Stunning Scandinavian Home Office
Who Lives in this Scandinavian Home Office?
Amber Stappf is the Melbourne graphic designer this office belongs to (find out more about her here) and as soon as I saw her photos pop up on Facebook I knew I had to show them to you.
Her office is so wonderfully light, bright, airy – and with just the right amount of personalisation. A space where her clients will come for consultations and other meetings, Amber needed the space to feel welcoming and clean.
“I wanted a studio space that I was able to work in and separate my business from home life,” she tells me. “It needed to be a true reflection of me as a person and a designer and needed it to be airy and bright. Clients needed to feel welcome coming into the space. My inspiration definitely comes from my love for Cactuses, anything Scandinavian and light”.
The indoor plants in this space are one of the biggest design delights for me. I’m so batty over the botanic trend that’s happening in interiors for a while and this taps into it without going too over the top. I’m also really fond of the fine balance between matt and gloss surfaces, woods and metallics and hard and soft lines. There is such a wonderful harmony in this room.
You’ll notice there are no permanent design concepts here, so there are some great ideas you can steal if you’re in a rental home.
The Best Bits from Amber to you
I asked Amber to share her favourite parts of her new office space with me (and you) and despite it being a bit of a toughie to answer, she’s narrowed it down to three of the fondest moments:
1. “The space and light that fills the room. I cannot work in a cluttered environment so ensuring I have enough room to work and bring clients into is important”.
2. “My cactuses are also one of my favourites; they bring lots of life and colour into the space”.
3. “My trestle desks; they allow me my much needed room to spread my projects out over which is important when working on larger projects”.
Are you loving this office space too? Has it inspired you to look at your room differently? I’d love to hear from you and have you name your fave moments in the comments below.