As one of the millions of people who work out of their home, it’s important to me that my office is comfortable, polished and functional. Because I spend so much time in it, I want it to reflect my personality and am continuously updating it with new lighting, family photographs and accents.
Anastasia Casey had a strong vision for her own home office. As the talented owner of branding and website development business, The Identité Collective, she needed a space that promoted creativity and productivity. We were thrilled to speak with her about her design process.
What was the inspiration behind the design of your office?
“My husband and I live in a very tiny bungalow in Austin’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood (we’re talking 700 SF), so I knew my home office would need to blend seamlessly with the rest of the house. My top priorities were creating something bright and airy, feminine, and efficient.
“Natural light was key to me – my previous corporate office didn’t even have a window in it! I hung linen curtains just to the edge of the window frames to soften the lines without blocking any natural light.”
What is your favorite item in the office?
“My desk chair is my favorite piece in the whole house right now! The classic wishbone shape is made a little more modern with the woven white leather. It’s crazy comfortable to sit in front of my computer for hours, and I know it will translate well to other rooms in the future. I plan to get a full set for my dining table!”
What item can you not live without?
“The lucite monitor stand on my desk saves my 5’10” frame from having to slouch at all while I work. I think it’s so chic, and adds a modern touch to my desk space as well.”
How did you ensure that your office inspires you and promotes creativity and productivity?
“The first piece I sourced was my L-Shaped desk – I knew I wanted something matte white, simple and modern. It allows me room for working on my computer, drawing or crafting and provides an extra work station if I’m meeting with a client. I incorporated old pieces in the design as well, like vintage ceramics and sculptures from my Grandmother’s collection.”
L-Shaped Desk: Amazon
“I moved all my books into the angular bookcase, so I have a permanent inspiration library at my fingertips.”
Marquee Sign: Wayfair
Tasseled Throw: Anthropologie
Thanks Anastasia, for sharing your stylish office with us and for providing inspiration to our work-at-home Sanctuary Seekers!