DESIGN & STYLE
Office makeover: David Flack styles
Lana Wilkinson’s workspace
Celebrity stylist Lana Wilkinson admits to having expensive taste.
Whether she’s styling a client or styling her workspace, Lana likes high-end pieces (that can sometimes come with designer price tags).
But highly-regarded interior architect David Flack, of Flack Studio, will help change her mind about the price of style.
Keep your design ideas simple
David says it’s most important to pick one design idea or aesthetic for your room and stick to it.
“A single vision with repetition is often most effective,” he says
Select furniture to represent your brand
David recommends finding furniture that creates character.
While it’s important to find options that serve practical purposes, you can also inject a bit of fun and luxury, he says.
He adds it’s important to find quality pieces that can “withstand the day-in, day-out of office activity”.
But remember, quality doesn’t have to mean pricey.
Create cohesion in your workspace
David suggests aligning your stationery and accessories to a colour group or style range to ensure your office looks uncluttered, organised and inviting.
When David was redesigning Lana’s space, he kept her original white palette through much of the new furniture, but also incorporated chrome, light browns and navy.
Consider texture in your interior design
David recommends selecting practical, simple and durable finishes.
“Layer different textures to create warmth and visual interest - not everything has to match,” he says
Lighting makes a big impact
Lighting can change the feel of a room. David says task lighting is essential.
But it’s important not to make a space too bright: “It can assault the senses”.
“Let natural light in to create a balanced ambiance,” David says.
Little details complete your space
Small details like indoor plants or flowers add nuance to your workspace and make it feel fresh.
“You could add a scented candle, stacks of beautiful books or sculptural objects to bring personality and liveliness to your office environment,” David advises.
The verdict: what Lana Wilkinson thinks of her new office space
Lana asked David to create a luxe look, which he styled for less than $1000.
The budget included all the furniture, desk accessories and stationery.
“In a couple of words, I love it. It is clean and organised,” Lana says.
And it transformed Lana’s space into what could only be described as a marriage of function and style.