Most of us start with a bland neutral office. At Northwest U, Kirkland, WA, we moved into north-facing, grey rectangles (11'X16') in the former Seahawks headquarters. The view is fabulous - Seahwak football practice fields became soccer fields for www.northwestu.edu athletes.
The light is muted, especially when the famous Seattle overcast dulls the sky. The gray floor and walls reflected gray onto the acoustic ceiling tiles. My former office had three windows overlooking Lake WA and the neighborhood.
So... need another window and more light? Hang a mirror across most of a bland wall. Maximizing a great view? Put a mirror at window from sill height to ceiling - and voila, the perception of a great "corner office."
Use what you have and love, even if it has to be reconfigured, like my file cabinets. (I put the rest of the suite into the assistant's office - more on that another time.)
Gather a few key accessories to create a useful, bright space that feel uncluttered and cheerful from the moment you enter. It doesn't have to cost much - my redo was $50, including mirrors from Craigslist. Photos under rosemariek
Originally posted at 9:10AM, 3 October 2009 PDT
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