Look! Computing Smack Dab in the Middle

Look! Computing Smack Dab in the Middle

Sonia Zjawinski
Jun 24, 2010

It's easy to push a desk against the wall or window. Being able to place your workstation in the middle of the room without cramping your space though takes talent. Etsy seller, The Lockette, managed to pull it off in her Vancouver home office.

"We were in desperate need of a place where we could store computer and camera gear and be the electronic hub of the house," Mrs. Locke writes on her blog, The Locker. "I convinced my husband he needed a swanky office for when he works from home and he was all up for it. I wanted something moody and masculine so I went for grays, and browns with rattan accents."

Keeping the furniture in the room to a minimum is key to this type of set-up. You need room to move (and think!). The pendant lamp and the bright windows ensure the room doesn't feel like a dungeon, plus being a little bit away from the main window keeps that iMac from getting too much glare.

We really love the subtle stripes Locke did on just one of the walls. It gives the room some movement, while not overpowering it with texture. The rug directly under the desk visually designates that space of the room to the "office" and may even subconsciously keep the Lockes from spreading their office supplies all over the room. The various globes and vintage phone on the back console punch things up, while not being overbearing. And that Ikea Expedit bookshelf takes up less visual space when put on its side, but still offers the same amount of storage space.

What do you guys think?

Images: The Locker

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