Interiors & Décor
Interiors and Décor
Curtains & Blinds
Everyone has that one colleague who doesn’t get that they don’t have to shout just because the person on the phone is not standing next to them!
Luckily there are several ways you can reduce noise pollution. Some offices can incorporate white noise, or a fountain. In some cases you may have to separate teams with pause areas in between departments. The soft furnishings actually help absorb the noise. Another popular feature is upholstered wall panels or acoustic panels. These come in trendy designs that can be painted to complement the overall design.
For the loud colleague, sometimes the only solution is a phone booth, or sudden death.
Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such projects.
Yes – it’s both an art and a science at the same time. Which means sometimes people in the creative space just know which colour to paint your wall in THAT office, but if you delve a bit deeper, you will discover the method behind the madness, the science which shows why THAT colour is going to assist your creative staff with brainstorming ideas.
Our job is to create an efficient, healthy working environment that will stimulate the maximum productivity, while keeping your workforce happy.
Interior Design involves the layout, the colour, the furniture and sometimes, Interior design is about choosing NOT to have walls separating work stations. Interior Design is even about anticipating natural traffic flows in the office environment and making it easy for people to work around them.
When trying to decide on a colour for a room / space, you have to first establish what activities will be taking place there. A good guideline to follow would be to use more muted, calmer colours for a focus space and bright/colourful colours for a brainstorm or creative space.
Canteen spaces are supposed to provide your staff with a break from their tasks – so this should be a fun space! A space where staff can take a breath and refresh. Have a visual and emotional break away from the desk. You should consider that some staff spend the whole day on the phone and would love a quiet space to relax, while others work in a quiet space all day and love a change in pace during their break.
Furniture can really make or break a space. The furniture has to be practical for the type of work you & your staff do – but you don’t have to be stuck with boring square/L shaped traditional corporate desks. You can really have a lot of fun with colours & textures.
Something that should be seriously considered is the size of the desks required for each department. It has become wildly popular for executive to swop their previously stately / large desks for much smaller / trendier furniture – as they often spend the majority of their days around a boardroom table.
You can lean into our experience with various furniture suppliers for the most cost effective ways to furnish your office.
Did you know that “Aircon Wars” is a thing?
Seriously, this is no laughing matter. Studies have shown that Females normally prefer a slightly warmer office, while males tend to prefer a cooler office. The safe zone is considered 22°C, but paying attention to desk location in relation to aircon vents can keep the harmony in your office space.
No matter how amazing a space is, if it’s impractical or cumbersome for people to work in, they will not be productive there. It’s often the most unexpected design elements that cause conflict in a space.
It’s important to remember your staff will need to be productive – and happy – in this space, so they’re a good source of information. Including your staff in the decision and explaining to them why the change is needed and how it will make their working environment better, will help you get buy-in and reduce friction. Here are some questions you can ask you staff to ensure you utilize the space you have most efficiently:
We can assist you with various types of signage, including but not limited to:
Our interior designers will project manage the entire move / revamp, ensuring that the transition from you old space into your new space is seamless.
Part of our job is the help you define your scope of works. Budgets, Timelines and the logistics of scheduling all the involved contractors.
Through close collaboration with your marketing team, we will interpret your business’s brand, and translate that into your physical space, taking the characteristics of your employees, your culture, and your customers, into account.
Did you think of Occupational Health and Safety? We did! We take care of the entire process, including the furniture – placing every single last desk & chair exactly where it is supposed to be. And lastly we work together with the moving company (if you are relocating) to settle you into your new space.
Did you know there is a complete guide to Lighting – best practices?
Lighting can create a great Ambience and it affects employee performance.
You need a good balance with natural light in the office space, as it directly affects ergonomics.
In bright, good quality lighting, people are able to concentrate better. Dim lighting causes tiredness and headaches.
Different areas of the office need separate kinds of lighting. Areas such as discussion and conference rooms can use ambient lighting- not dim, but less bright than workstation lighting,
Have you considered putting energy-conserving measures in place? By installing lights that operate by sensor you can save on your electricity bills!
You can transform a room with a rug in an instant. A rug not only makes a room look pretty, but it can also warm up your space in winter or protect the floor underneath from spills and high foot traffic.
Rugs can easily reduce the noise from the clackety-clack of your colleague’s high heels.
Did you know?! Contrary to popular belief, studies have shown that because rugs trap the dust – they are actually beneficial for allergy sufferers!
Finding the right décor items to bring together a space can be tricky. There is a very fine line between being bold and brave, and being over the top. One leaves your clients impressed and wowed… the other may leave your visitors thinking you are trying too hard and being too whacky! It is for this reason that it is important to enlist our experienced help to assist you to achieve the right balance.