office design

Behind on my office design research

Honestly, I can’t believe how quickly the last eight months have flown by. When Danny and I started renovating our business, we thought it would be a nightmare to work in a half-done office, but actually it’s been kind of a dream come true. Every morning, you wake up with a sense of purpose, and as you’re in the kitchen eating your bowl of cereal, you see something that doesn’t quite work and you think ‘today I’m going to fix you’.

I don’t think I’ve been so motivated about anything in a long time. Anyway, fast forward almost a year and suddenly we’ve found ourselves working in what is essentially a brand new office and it is perfect in every way except for one, tiny little problem. For whatever reason, we kind of forgot about furniture.

Well actually, it was supposed to be my job. You see, Danny’s really into creating spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and have functional benefits, so I was supposed to spend the last few months researching office fitouts. Melbourne has such a rich history of bold office designers there is a lot to live up to. Obviously there’s an enormous difference between homes and offices, but we find that highly structured, productivity enhancing way of design really inspiring, so we decided we would make our office along the same lines. After all, who doesn’t wish they could be a little more productive?

But amidst all the chaos, I’d basically completely forgotten about it. Of course the whole thing is entirely my fault, I was supposed to be on top of the situation but dropped the ball. As with so many other things in my life, other things just kept taking priority and plans got shuffled lower down my to-do list.

I’ve been frantically looking up all kinds of trends and styles to help create the best commercial office design, Melbourne has ever seen. Unfortunately we just don’t have the wealth of information to draw on as we’d hoped, and now everything is being delayed because of me.