In a week when we’ve seen the news getting preoccupied with pink paint, we’ve been thinking about how it works as an office colour. Championship football club Norwich City have, it transpires, taken the opportunity over the Summer break to schedule a redecoration of their away dressing room. And they’ve done so with the colour pink. As colour theory goes, the idea is that pink decor contributes to a lowering of the opponents’ testosterone levels and gives the home side a marginal gain. [Read more…] about The Power of Pink: Sporting theory in office colour
A quality office design redecoration requires stripping back and correctly preparing surfaces, spaces and woodwork. In this process, a decorator can experience something like being in a time machine. Layers and infrastructure of times gone-by still hover within the walls of more established office buildings.
So, for anyone who spends a considerable part of their day changing the faces of offices, it’s fascinating to revisit history. Indeed, looking to the past is a great source of learning and inspiration for future designs. [Read more…] about Peeling Paint: Inspiration from office design through the ages
As this Summer’s heatwave goes from strength to strength, many office workers will be wondering how much more they can take! Contemporary office blocks are generally built with air regulation systems integrated across the building. However for those working in the huge number of buildings that don’t, how have you been able to keep cool in the office? [Read more…] about Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot (or how to keep cool in the office)
If you are planning an office redecoration or refit, you’re probably looking for inspiration. Where to start, though?
Other offices – yes!
Magazines – yes!
Logistical requirements – also yes!
The country’s largest flower show, which has just taken place at the start of this month in London – sorry, what? [Read more…] about Could your office be inspired by London blooms?
An office floor is possibly the most forgotten aspect of a redecoration. A floor, once installed, is expected to sustain multiple redecorating projects that focus upon layout, partitioning and wall colour. In this way, when a full refurbishment or initial installation project takes place, it is imperative that the correct flooring decision is made. [Read more…] about On the Office Floor: How your floor affects your working environment