Vogue is a pioneer in more ways than one. This time, it’s beyond fashion as we’d expect it with Conde Nast moving to their One World Trade Center Headquarters. A groundbreaking decision which could amp up the commercial value of the 104-stories building lacking serious renting appeal due to its Twin Towers proximity karma.
We’re setting everything aside, focusing on Vogue’s new digs, particularly on Anna Wintour’s office. She is, after all, a woman of extraordinary fashion influence, who else is better for a home fashion inspiration moment? Starting with:
See also: Karl Lagerfeld’s Apartment in Paris!
1. Dark desk If you’re partial to a lighter aesthetic, consider changing for a dark office desk and see how you can cope with the new style perspective. Anna likes her classic-looking desk on the chocolate end of the spectrum! Dark is in Vogue!
2. Industrial simple office chairs Metal office chairs may not be the first seating solution for long working hours. Anna likes her Xavier Pauchard iconic Tolix chairs, you might give them a reasonable try. It’s about time you gave up the rotating chair cliché and offer your office guests the same kind of chair you’re using!
3. White shade table lamp While a total industrial look to match the chairs style would’ve implied a metal desk lamp, Anna likes her office on the stylish side, thus opting for a classy and classic table lamp with light shade and trompe l’oeuil scalloped print. Pass the clip-on work lamp to your kids and look for an oversized buffet lamp like Anna’s!
4. Large storage basket Pick a natural weaved basket to keep your dirty office work! An XXLarge weaved storage basket with hangers is so cozy and unexpected! Especially next to metal chairs and classic office lamps! Besides, it looks like a stool so for those who are tempted to sit on it, on your side of the desk, there’s a serious surprise right there! (well played, Anna!)
5. Fresh flowers desk bouquet Flowers are so inspiring! Especially when you’re in a city office, there’s nothing like a fresh bouquet of beautiful flowers to keep you smiling and positive! Forget plastic and fabric alternatives, opt for a natural bouquet instead, just like Anna likes hers!
6. Ceramic Vases for storage and decoration Ceramic vases make a very interesting décor addition for any interior. Especially if there’s a special meaning attached to them – a place you’ve visited, a loved one who hand painted a gift for you or an empty vase waiting for a lovely bouquet! Pick yours colorful, just like Anna’s and your work space will get an instant colorful value!
7. Gallery wall Frame images that matter most or you feel inspired by! Anna not only has her personal gallery wall but she’s also keeping framed pictures (mostly black and white) laying by the window! Some posters look cool just laying instead of hanging… (pick dark frames where possible and highly contrasting images)
8. Forget curtains! Curtains and work spaces don’t make a good match! Pleated stores, at most, in a similar palette with your entire room or nothing at all! You need broad perspective for a global work approach! Especially if you’re working in the third tallest building in the world, like Anna does! Even if you’re working in your home office, opt for natural light instead of covering your windows. The view matters!
See also: Elle MacPherson’s home in Cotswolds!
9. Use books to decorate Fancy coffee table books don’t belong in shelving units! They need to be stacked pretty much everywhere there’s a flat surface. Picking them up, going through them can be such a resourceful, inspiring, relaxing activity! Books are good, keep them at hand, in plain view, like Anna!
10. Pops of color in neutral interiors Your work space is just a blank canvas for your ideas. Use pops of lively colors for a surprising effect and invigorating mood. Boxes, vases, different textures and materials layer up in your visual repertoire to better stimulate your potential.