Nordic Design Workspace
Daylight time gets shorter and shorter, since winter is approaching at a hurried pace. I don’t mind freezing temperatures at all – actually, I find it really cosy to be inside a lot. But the shortened amount of sunshine really makes me feel low at times. It gets harder to get out of bed in the morning and to sit at my desk all day – if it’s only an ever cloudy sky or darkness that I see through my window. I need my surroundings to be bright and minimalistic, yet cosy and functional in order to be creative and productive.
It’s no secret that WHITE in all it’s different nuances is my all-time favourite (non-)colour. When it comes to interior design, I want everything to be as white and bright as possible. This wish, however, collides with the weather situation from October until March year in and year out. That’s why I started to think about my daily workspace: How can I simulate sunshine and inspiring brightness all year long?
The first thing I got myself were several LED daylight bulbs (technically speaking: light bulbs of 5700-6000 Kelvin colour temperature) that I arranged all around my desk. Best idea ever! (It was my mom who inspired me to do so, though. Thank you, mom!) Now, I’d actually be ready to take the next steps, but I’m still collecting ideas on how to keep on redecorating in the best way.
First and foremost, I’ve fallen in love with wire mesh lamp shades (as you can see in the collage above). These minimalist lamp shades have been really hyped lately, not least because there’re already some affordable designs such as from Danish brand House Doctor. As soon as I’ve decided for the optimal colour (why don’t they have silver ones?), the light house design lamp is next on my wishlist. I really cherish the conceptual idea that the light bulb isn’t covered in fabric or plastic, but rather loosely ‘accompanied’ by thin wires. Thus, it’s possible to get the maximum of light from the bulb. Check. ✓
Since I live in an attic flat, I’m always curious for smart lighting solutions that go with roof slopes and sloping windows. Luckily enough, I found some inspiring advices at *Velux. I consider getting myself hybrid window shades that combine semi-transparent and non-transparent blinds in a minimalistic, yet functional way. As far as my experience goes with the new daylight bulbs, it’s a good idea to go for versatile white window blinds that reflect my simulated indoor sun in a maximal way. Check. ✓
For the time being, I dream about prettying up my work desk with some new white pieces of furniture and accessories. Plus, I love to decontextualise everyday items. A flower vase can be such a great pencil cup! Lanterns can serve as great storage boxes! You can see my current wish list of white workspace favourites below.
Minimal desk lamp: here | Floral candle: here (If anyone knows about an affordable alternative – please let me know. I’m kind of obsessed with scented floral candles) | Symmetric bookshelf: here
Marble pencil cup: here | Indoor greenhouse: here | Candlestand a.k.a. multifunctional tray for paper clips: here
Versatile white chair: here | Side table for (text or coffee table) books: here | Lantern a.k.a. wire mesh pencil box: here