The new workplace

Happy employees are productive employees.  It sounds pretty logical to us, but companies are only now beginning to take this on-board and realise the impact that work interiors have on the happiness and productivity of employees.

The research is bountiful and it all leads to a common conclusion: happy, comfortable employees, are productive and creative employees. While this might seem like common sense today, a lot of offices are still stuck with clumsy layouts, dull interiors, and dysfunctional lighting.

MINDSPACE

 In a typical work week, people spend more time at work than they do at home. This is not to say that an office should feel like a home, but it should have great design qualities that make it not only a comfortable environment, but a productive one as well. Great office interior design allows employees to work as efficiently as possible while maintaining brand cohesiveness.

There’s no doubt that everything from the width of the corridors to the colour of the lampshades influences a company’s performance and its impression on visitors.  While bright tones and playful work areas may not suit every company culture, we love the below workspaces’ use of colour, fabric, furniture and office layout.

Images via. Fabric and commercial interior design: Tessa Sonik 

Digital marketing: Joburg Capital

 

Perfect rug placement

We just love this handy guide from The Front Door.  When you’re shopping for a rug, it can be hard to know exactly what it’ll look like when it’s in place. The guides below have really helped us when it came to finishing rooms with Rebtex’s array of gorgeous natural rugs.
Another handy tip is to use masking tape to outline the rug area, before going shopping. When you use a measuring tape to figure out the rug size, you lose perspective of how the rug will look in your room. Masking tape is a terrific way to picture the area rug proportions.




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