Sahil D'souza & Ashka Khandwala
Never Leave Your "Home Office" Ever Again
The entire world is being redesigned right now. From work to play, our approach to functional yet aesthetically pleasing design is undergoing an enormous transformation. Covid - 19 has affected all sectors across the globe. “Work from home” can be really difficult, but we at Deksha Design Studio have taken it positively.
We have recently completed a state of the art home at Lodha Park, which we are happy to present to you here.
LIVING & DINING ROOM These spaces were designed to be elegant yet comfortable making use of different luxurious materials such as marble, brass, velvet textures and so on. Our concept was to explore materials without adding clutter to the space. Pops of color were added to the sofa along with small elements like brass drawer handles, wall panels, veneers and the highlight being fluted glass.
COLORS & MOODS Taking the Pandemic into consideration, we have incorporated colors found in nature like blues and greens, which have been proven to promote internal peace , in an age where mental and physical health are critical.
“The pandemic has unprecedentedly spurred a feeling of unrest, grief, and anxiety amongst us, which has now led to us craving colors that instill a sense of reassurance and comfort”
THE WORK FROM HOME DEN When you spend a lot of time working from home, you need to have a space dedicated only to work, otherwise one might get unusually stressed out. Hence, in our project we had designed and placed the work desk in a way that the residents would have a beautiful view along with an ample amount of natural light, so as to enable one to work without any hindrances.
HERE ARE A SELECT FEW TIPS TO DESIGN YOUR "HOME OFFICE" EFFECTIVELY...
1. FIND THE RIGHT WORKSPACE
Find a spot in your house and identify what you need. Dedicate a private space. The key is separating your workspace from your relaxing space. That helps condition you to focus when in that specific environment.
2. LET NATURAL LIGHT ENTER
It ensures a positive and refreshing work environment. The color green reduces stress, and increases productivity. Plants also offer a visually meditative effect to the workspace, while improving air quality, which leads to a happier and healthier environment.
3. KEEP YOUR DESK CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Your desk, shelves and storage should consist of a
- Pen holder
- Table lamp
- Desktop Calender
- Sticky Notes
- Personalized frame with a motivational quote should serve you functionally and also add an aesthetic value to your space.
4. INVEST IN A GOOD ERGONOMIC CHAIR It will improve your posture and prevent musculoskeletal pain.
5. DECLUTTER & ORGANIZE Organizing books and les by color as well as concealing cables will add a stunning design element while giving your space a clutter - free, organized look.
6. HOME ESSENTIALS TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY!
The right tools can amplify your attention and decrease distractions while you work. It keeps you healthy - mentally and physically.
Here are some ways to help you stay focused while being comfortable.
Task Lighting It allows you to decide the direction of your light source, and it’s power. Wrongly lit workstations can lead to eye strain and headaches.
Reach for a cup of tea or coffee
Consuming Tea or Coffee in the right quantity can boost your morale, and it also works as a refreshing element.
Use Essential Oils Its scent neutralizes unpleasant odour and also has healing properties that work like ‘stress busters’ and help you keep calm and stay fresh.
Bring up your favourite playlist Listening to music can help you cut through the noise and focus on work. It also elevates your mood and helps reduce your overall stress.
"Consider your workflow and the items you need at your fingertips, before investing in furniture, then look for pieces that are both beautiful and functional."