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Acoustic Design Solutions for Interiors

As designers, understanding the fundamentals of acoustics is paramount in designing a comfortable, functional interior. Acoustics have a profound impact on the way we experience any space, and are particularly important in commercial spaces such as restaurants, offices, and schools, where the functionality of the space is reliant upon effective acoustic performance. Acoustics of a Read More

Art In The Workplace

As organizations look to returning to in-person work arrangements, it’s important to consider new incentives and design elements to improve the office environment. Displaying art in the workplace can elevate employee performance, mood, and physical well-being, as well as bolster interpersonal bonds between employees and clients. Dozens of research studies conducted over the past 10 Read More

How to Manipulate a Space with Colour

3. Colour Blocking:   Colour blocking is an effective way to visually zone off open-plan spaces without disturbing the flow of the space with solid structures, dividers or walls. One way to zone your space is to use contrasting colours to define zones that are intended for different uses. This approach is often used in open-plan Read More

7 WAYS INTERIOR DESIGN CAN IMPROVE YOUR WELL-BEING

Eating well, exercise, adequate sleep, meditation…we know what we should be actively doing to enhance our well-being, but have you ever stopped to think about how where we live, work, learn and play affects us? Wellness focused interior design recognises that residential and commercial spaces can significantly influence our physical and mental well-being.  BIOPHILIC DESIGN Read More

FLEXIBLE WORKING – HOW AND WHERE?

ONLY GOING INTO THE OFFICE WHEN ‘REQUIRED’ This is ideal for some companies where workers only need to meet when deemed necessary. But what is considered necessary and by who? If it’s just determined by task or project requirements, then the human element is not being considered. If you are a people-focused soul then being Read More

MEETING OUR DUTY OF CARE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

This is one thing that can’t be put off or ignored. So, let’s have the conversation… Working from home can mean some big changes (your hair and wardrobe choices for instance) but some things remain the same. One is the mutual obligations of employers and employees regarding a safe work environment.  SO, HOW DOES THIS Read More

7 WAYS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER CAN SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY

Say what…How does that work?
Firstly, lets address the misconception that an interior designer’s job is primarily fluffing cushions, picking colours and adding ‘nice’ things to already finished rooms. There is so much more to the role of an interior designer. We design AND decorate. Read More

The rise of the home office

Over time we have seen the office become more homely and now during the COVID-19 pandemic we are seeing the home become more “officey”-  complete with kids in the background bouncing on the sofa, dogs barking, people in their pyjamas and working alongside significant others. I guess you could consider it a bonding experience. Whether Read More

WHAT’S THE GO WITH COVID-19 AND THE WORKPLACE?

Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with Steelcase’s Business Development Manager, Ashley Jane Casey about where workplaces are heading. This vibrant woman combines boundless energy and enthusiasm with a vast knowledge of innovative product design and workspaces (and she is hysterically funny). Steelcase is a world leader in ground-breaking office products and has several Read More

SIX THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE COVID-19 WORKPLACE

We are hearing statements like hot-desking is going to be a thing of the past, more people will work from home for at least part of the week, and offices to stagger start and finish times. While we wait to see how things unfold, one thing we do know is that social distancing is set Read More