There's a lot to love about Lindsay's Silver Lake apartment. As a nearby neighbor, our own apartment shares many of the same architectural elements and her love of light and the outdoors is one we share. But from an Unplggd perspective, there's a few ideas worth stealing to incorporate into your space, especially if you're also an apartment dweller...So you live in a modest sized apartment, but also need somewhere to work from. Lindsay's made several smart choices, some decorative, others organizational/placement based, optimizing her work area while also making the whole space attractive. Tips to take away from Lindsay's Modern Bohemian in Silver Lake house tour:
1) Prioritize desk space: Lindsay placed her large Apple desktop under her desk, giving her enough space to fit a full size keyboard, two smaller screens, and a pair of studio monitors, alongside the keyboard and mouse. She could further increase usable storage space by simply adding a floating shelf above her setup.
2) Perpendicular placement: although there's no formal "home office" or "studio", Lindsay's work area seems defined, thanks to a built-in drawer and fold-down desk area. Although most of us don't have one of these included in our homes or apartments, you can easily recreate this using a bookshelf placed perpendicular to a wall, creating both a physical and psychological division between work and the rest of the home. And if a shelf is too large/bulky, consider a screen or fabric divider.
3) Make a stand: whether it be for your audio speakers or musical equipment, putting items on stands can turn regular objects into elements of decor. In similar fashion, hanging items on the wall not only saves space, but adds a decorative element, especially if you've got multiples from the same category.
4) Use movable carts: although it doesn't seem like Lindsay's wire shelving is on wheels, it can be a good idea for computer and studio equipment to be partnered with media carts for easy hideaway or moving around the home.
5) Thrift store electronics decor: we're not sure if it works, but we don't care...the turntable on Lindsay's living room coffee table is just visually beautiful. Even if something is non-working, consider it's aesthetic beauty. Finding a visual centerpiece is often the realm of pure decor, but objects from yesterday's electronics and computing past can work too (as was the case earlier today an old Apple Mac topping a bookcase).