The Perfect Workspace Contest. Each of these spaces were chosen as glowing examples of thoughtfully merging home tech with a notable element of design incorporated into their workspace. Now we need your help Unplggd readers! Help decide which of the three will win an Apple iPad. Voting will be open for the next 24 hours, so let your opinion be counted below!
Here's what our editorial team had to say about their choices for the finalists:
A. Tim’s Dual Use Home Office: My favorite because DIY DIY DIY! And exceptional use of vertical square footage allowed him to display all of his books, dvds and collections. And seriously- just look at the desk; Absolutely loving the DIY desk, but what’s more is the highly efficient use of vertical space for all of his multimedia and toys. Of course, one could always invest in a pre-built wall shelving system, but Tim’s done it all himself and for that, deserves my #1; The keyboard and mouse nook in Tim’s space is ingenious. It’s key to turning his office into a calming media room at the end of the day, and it’s such a simple solution. His wire control is pretty inspiring as well. An inspiration for the fact Tim engineered his space himself to be space efficient while providing all the utility required by someone who obviously like his tech toys. The dual use is a big plus. B. Tonya’s Stimulating Visuals: She found the perfect spot in her house to make into a home office. She has a great sense of color and the office blends in so nicely with the rest of the house; I love Tonya’s desk for the way it fits into the room. Most people without a dedicated office room feel like they need to choose choose between huge sprawling desks or something super compact. Tonya’s is a mix—and done beautifully to boot; it's a charming small footprint home office which keeps everything simple without being boring, thanks to thoughtful touches like the canvas inspiration board and her personalizing decorative items. C. Matthew’s Sculptural Home Office: That desk is just ridiculous. I love it. So often we see the same style desk in home offices—white, rectangular (occasional round corners), with thin table legs. Matthew’s organic desk is so refreshing. The fact that no only is it a corner office desk, but it uses cubby holes instead of drawers is super interesting. Plus that wall paint matched with the white and metallic furniture and tech is impeccable; An unusual desk paired with a colorful palette makes for an unforgettable home office that screams personality and style; an exemplary example of a coordinated home office that made me imagine this as the three-way lovechild of Karim Rashid, Skittles and Apple. Who wouldn't like working in such an inviting corner where clutter has been banished so elegantly?