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Has there ever been a better time for a bit of home office inspo? The Three Birds Renovations team recently made over their office, and although they’re not currently able to work from it (they’re #safeathome like the rest of us), it’s a great example of how much difference the look and feel of your office can make.
Being creative types, working somewhere beautiful was always going to be important to them. “We are inspired by beautiful interiors so it only makes sense that our own workplace is beautiful and inspirational too,” says Lana Taylor.
Now, their ‘old’ office was hardly plain, but two years on from moving into their first Three Birds HQ, the girls felt it needed some loving. “It was looking a little tired and didn’t really reflect how our design style and business had grown in that time. With a growing team of gorgeous girls, we wanted to create a luxe, feminine space where everyone loves coming to work each day.”
With busy work days, they wanted the office to have a calming vibe and to be full of pretty things to make it an enjoyable place to spend each day.
“We called our vision board the #dirtyblushcrush! It was all about gritty pretty: feminine pink tones with a bit of grunt, so that it doesn’t look like Barbie’s office! Our vision was for lots of detail like panelled walls, patterned wallpapers, many different complementary textures and a mixture of natural and plush materials.”
What you won’t see is a bunch of individual desks. “We prefer collaborative workspaces so we can sit around the tables together to roll out some floorplans, or grab a coffee and sit back on in the lounge area for a creative brainstorming session. Our creative juices really flow best in a relaxed and inspiring environment,” Lana adds.
In terms of what made the biggest difference, the Intrim moulding on the walls is right up there. “This feature really takes the space from corporate office to elegant lounge room, which is how we wanted it to feel. The beauty of Intrim mouldings is that they’re custom-sized so we could choose how we used them.
“We have a full wall of panelling at one end of the office, which frames our huge Jai Vasicek artwork. Around the rest of the walls we just ran the moulding one third of the way up, to make way for the beautiful wallpaper which Grace Garrett made for us.”
The girls have generously shared their vision board for this project, and they recommend this as the best way to start any design project.
“This should help people pick out the key elements they’ll need to recreate this style at home: a dirty pink colour palette, lots of Intrim moulding on the walls, patterned wallpaper and natural rattan furniture with pops of gold. Voila!”