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Create A Simple Workspace

Create A Simple Workspace

At Remodelista, we’re always finding inspiration from well-designed spaces, such as this simple and functional home office. We did some research and sourced some products to help recreate this look in your own home. For further ideas, check out Steal This Look: Wayne Pate’s Office in Brooklyn on Remodelista.

Above: The Brooklyn workspace of artist Wayne Pate.


Above: The Vika Amon/Vika Lerberg 59-inch-wide work table lends a clean design and plenty of space; it features steel legs with a particleboard top; $59.99 at Ikea.


Above: For a minimal recycling or trash container, the powder-coated steel Knodd bin with lid is a Remodelista favorite; $24.99 at Ikea; Above R: The beechwood and horsehair Table Brush from Iris Hantverk does double duty as wall decor; $50 at Design Within Reach (for similar options, check out these dustpan sets).

Above: Made of galvanized steel, the classic Tolix Chair is an investment that will last; currently on sale for $199 at Pottery Barn (view these selections for more economical seating options).

For more office inspiration, check out Remodelista’s posts 10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista Editors’ Office EssentialsSteal This Look: Live/Work Kitchen by Dry Design Studio, and Steal This Look: Simple Scandinavian Office.

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7:08AM PST on Feb 5, 2012

Fresh and practical.

9:19AM PST on Feb 1, 2012

does this mean I just might be able to find things!

3:26PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

Thanks. This will really help me.

8:09AM PST on Jan 30, 2012

I'm not sure how this article relates to Care2 themes. It seems to be an advertisement for how to spend money. I would be far more interested in an article on how to adapt what I have to be more effective and healthy. Images and articles that provide the following ideas and tips would be useful:
- How can I raise/lower a desk to fit two people of different heights and still look good?
- How can I keep necessary paperwork in a way that takes up the least amount of room yet is still easy to browse through and find what I need when I need it?
- If my desk is looking at a blank wall or is in a tiny, uninviting area, how can I change it so I'm comfortable and find it a pleasure to sit there for up to 8 hours a day?

5:44PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

I like the work space and see the table could work in my home. Thanks.

8:37AM PST on Jan 27, 2012

Looks easy to do.

7:27AM PST on Jan 27, 2012

thanks for the article.

6:25AM PST on Jan 27, 2012

I kind of wished Ikea didn't make the list.

2:29AM PST on Jan 27, 2012


7:00PM PST on Jan 26, 2012

Very nice. Particularly liked that there was no plastic!

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