Interior Style: The hip home office

Sheri Peterson explains how to make your workspace work for you

  • Aug. 29, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Hermann Miller SAYL Chair at Monk Office, starting at $529

I am a mom who loves the Saanich Fair on the Labour Day weekend.

For me, the tradition of the fair means there is an end to juggling the kids day camp schedules, working from home with an XBox in the background, sibling bickering, packing and unpacking for camping trips, countless car rides to the rec center and the unbelievable extra expense in my grocery bill.

Peace, quiet, and something vibrant in my home office is desired and a creative new work place energy is needed for the coming gray months.

So, with a quiet, functional, yet hip workspace in mind, I have been out looking for a few, new, cool home office ideas. Here is what I came across. At Liesch Office Interiors on Government Street, I found the height adjustable surface table (or HAT). It is very popular for those wanting to work and stand for part of the day. It also has pneumatic adjustment, so no wiring is necessary to raise or lower it.

For those who need to sit more, but fidgets or seek better posture and balance, Monk Office Supply has vibrant Zenergy Ball Chairs. These will enlighten any workspace with fun and spunkiness while allowing you to sit comfortably. I found them really cushy – much better than a standard exercise ball.  I love the colour choices too. Of course there is always a Hermann Miller SAYL chair for those who just want a beautifully designed and ergonomic desk chair.

Illuminations Lighting has a wide choice in task lighting from colourful LED fixtures to more traditional desk lights. Again, I am drawn straight to the colours that make me smile. An orange crush desk lamp greeted me at Illuminations and in my mind’s eye, I immediately had it placed on my HAT table with my Zenergy Ball (in fuchsia) sitting in front of the table.

Ahh … let the creative juices flow!

 

 

THE RIGHT LIGHT: Sonneman Task lamp at Illuminations $369. (above)

 

SITTING PRETTY: Hermann Miller SAYL Chair at Monk Office, starting at $529. (Above)

 

DON’T ROLL AWAY: Zenergy Ball Chair at Monk Office  $239. (left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAND TALL: HAT table at Liesch Interiors, starting at $999. (left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheri Peterson has been an interior designer for 22 years in Victoria. She designs for commercial, residential and hospitality clients.

sheripinteriordesign.com

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