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Multifunctional creative space that looks nothing like an office

Multifunctional creative space that looks nothing like an office

Whether it’s at home or in an office, often we need to make spaces work for multiple purposes — and that’s the brief I was given for my latest styling project.

Functioning as a meeting room, hot desk space for other creatives, and break-out room, this creative space needed to support a range of activities. Oh, and the owner didn’t want it to look or feel anything like an office!

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Dusty rose chairs

Styling approach

Like with all styling projects, I started by creating a mood board to bring our ideas together. The client had a trio of artworks that she wanted to use in the space and this set the muted colour direction.

We decided a generous size dining table would be the best piece of furniture to support the needs of the space and some sort of sideboard or console would also be needed to hide the printer and offer a spot for people hot desking to put their things.

I loved the idea of an oversized rug to soften the space and add a subtle pop of colour. The velvet dining chairs from Adairs pick up on the dusty pink tones. To tie the space together, I suggested timber accents throughout (the table, sideboard/cabinet, wall hooks) and plenty of natural materials such as the wicker pendant light and terrazzo pot.

Thorson mood board

Multifunctional creative space reveal

We’re so happy with the warm and inviting feel of this space.

My favourite pieces in here would have to be that vintage Persian rug which defines the colour palette and anchors the space, the sleek dining table offset by velvet chairs, and all of the greenery which softens the space.

Throughout the process, we discovered the walls are incredibly thick and decided not to install the wall hooks or hanging planters to avoid damaging the walls. This also meant the wall-hung sideboard idea got switched to that gorgeous rattan sideboard. This was such a fun space to work on and if you spy anything you love, I’ve got details of all the products we used below.

I hope you find a few ideas from this multifunctional creative space to inspire you. If you have any questions or comments, pop them in the comment box below!

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Supplier list

Rug: Unique Rug Store
Table: Matt Blatt
Chairs: Adairs
Pendant: Beacon Lighting
Sideboard: Freedom
White planter pots: Habitat 101
Table vignette: Vase from Target / Candle from Habitat 101 / Crystal from Higher+Self
Sideboard styling: Terrazzo pot from Habitat 101 / Frame from Target / Candle from Made of Tomorrow
Coat rack: Kmart

Photography by Thorson Photography

Fiddle Leaf Fig
Birdseye of rug
Pot plant stands
Table and planters
Table vignette
Multifunctional creative space Vintage rug

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  1. Gina this space looks amazing! Just wondering where the round marble trivet is from that is on the dining table. Also what type of crystal is it. Thank you!

    • Thanks so much Jacqui! The trivet is actually a cake plate from Kmart but it says it’s no longer available on their website 🙁 And the crystal is a clear quartz cluster x


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